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Windows 7: HD Shrinking +/-

20 Nov 2009   #1

Win7 x64 Ult
HD Shrinking +/-

I have a 150 GB VelociRaptor with Win7 and programs installed on it. There is 125 GB of free space on the drive.

Is there any advantage/disadvantage to shrinking the drive and having the free space be a separate partition? I don't need the space since I have 5 HDs in this machine.

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20 Nov 2009   #2


Only if you need the space for archives or dual boot...
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20 Nov 2009   #3

Win7 x64 Ult

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos View Post
Only if you need the space for archives or dual boot...
Thank you for the reply. I don't need the space, I've got enough free HD space in this machine to store a small country.
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