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Windows 7: Shrink hard drive required space allocation percentage?

05 Dec 2018   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
Shrink hard drive required space allocation percentage?

What is the allocation required in order to shrink a hard drive in Computer Management? 10% free of space allocation? 30%? Mine is around 10% but the Shrink Volume is 0 MB. My hard drive size is 300 GB.

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05 Dec 2018   #2

win 8 32 bit

It will depends what's doing it in order to shrink it needs space to shift things around it may be less is you totally defrag first
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06 Dec 2018   #3

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1

Certain files can't be "moved" by windows. Shrink accounts for that. That's the biggest determining factor as to how much you can shrink by other than actual amount used. Easeus does a good job allowing you to customize partition size however I would back up your entire hard drive before using it just in case. Free partition manager software to resize partitions - EaseUS Partition Master Free
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06 Dec 2018   #4
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3

Hi Muz1234,

AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard [FREE] is also extremely good for this sort of task => AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard.

I hope this helps!
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06 Dec 2018   #5

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)

If you are needing more drive space, the easiest way to get it is to install a second hard drive. Not only will this give you more space, but it can also speed things up, because while the program you are running is accessing drive C:, it can be reading and writing your files on drive D: - it can do both at the same time, rather than reading/writing one thing at a time, because the program and the data are on separate drives.
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