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Windows 7: Shrink volume error

30 May 2015   #1

Windows 7 Pro x64
Shrink volume error

Hi peeps,

I was looking to install Windows 10 preview as a dual boot option, so reading up online, it was suggested that I do a shrink of the volume to create ample space for Windows 10.

Anyway, I did this via Windows 7's diskmgmt. So I proceeded with the instructions. Before shrinking, my drive was 100GB in total capacity. However, afterwards, it is now only 75GB!

I've basically lost 25GB of my hard drive - what on earth just happened?

Any help would be really appreciated.


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30 May 2015   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64

Nevermind, just realised the "missing" 25GB is actually an unallocated partition, which I need to create.
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