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Windows 7: partition hd

07 Dec 2009   #1

partition hd

I just recently built my first pc. I have 2 hd in it, one is 1 tb and the 500 g. The os is on the 1 tb that I just recently tried partitioning. I was able to create 3 partitions but the one the OS is on os around 500 g, I'm not home right now to get the exact size. the partitioner in 7 won't let me make the OS partition any smaller. What aftermarket partitioner would you guys recomnmend? Since it is 7 i didn't wnt to just jump in with gpart or magic.

Thanks Ed

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07 Dec 2009   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

Can you post a screen cap of what you see in Disk Management?

Do you get an error message when you attempt to resize?

Don't use a third party app unless you have no choice.
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07 Dec 2009   #3


Easeus Partition Manager is one of the most up to date
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07 Dec 2009   #4


I will be away from my home computer for a couple days, but will post screen cap then. I don't get a error, it jujst won't let me resize the partition.

thanks for the advice.
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07 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64

Try disabling hibernation, and disabling paging files, and then defrag, and try again
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07 Dec 2009   #6


Thanks Jonathan
I'll give it a try.
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11 Dec 2009   #7


I tried what you suggested Jonathan and I still can't shrink it. Attached is the screenshot.


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11 Dec 2009   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64

How did you disable hibernation?
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11 Dec 2009   #9


I use Partition Wizard Home Edition. Pretty easy to use.
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11 Dec 2009   #10

Windows 7 Professional x64

So is GParted, but before we delve into any third-party tools, let's see if we can do it from Windows. Otherwise, we could cause some damage, possibly ending in data loss.
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