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Windows 7: Can't shrink volume [SSD]

09 Dec 2016   #1
ducky29

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Can't shrink volume [SSD]

Hello.I want to shrink my volume,create a new partition so I can install windows xp on top of windows 7 and use em both using dual boot.
Is there any way I can fix this? Thank you!



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09 Dec 2016   #2
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Defrag your disk and try again.

Most XP programs can run under Win 7 on compatible mode. Did you try to install them under Win 7?

To install win XP you should do it on a Virtual Machine as you probably wont find the drivers for your system.
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09 Dec 2016   #3
ducky29

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
Defrag your disk and try again.

Most XP programs can run under Win 7 on compatible mode. Did you try to install them under Win 7?

To install win XP you should do it on a Virtual Machine as you probably wont find the drivers for your system.
I have read somewhere that I should never defrag an ssd and this might damage it.

I tried running the program in compability mode (SP2 and SP3) and it didnt work.I tried reinstalling it .Still did not work. I tried running the program in virtualbox(xp sp3) and it worked fine , but it did not recognize the device.
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09 Dec 2016   #4
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

I didn't know it's a SSD. Despite SSDs don't need to be defragmented, it don't damage it. As SSD is a flash memory, it has a number of times you can erase it. So it's not recommended to do on a regular schedule as HDD.
To shrink a partition, all data must be on the left side. You're not able to do it because there is some data at the end of the disk.
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