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Windows 7: Partition or Volume - Shrink

03 Jul 2010   #90
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Eldin,

You would want to shrink your C: drive by how much you want to create the new partition with. 1024 MB equals 1 GB, so you would have 1024 x 385.76 to equal about 395018 MB to shrink your C: drive by.

Hope this helps,
Shawn


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03 Jul 2010   #91
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eldinv View Post
i guess i dont know how to do math, if my main C parition with vista has 465.76 and i want to shrink it down to 80GB and leaving me with a data partition of 385.76GB, what value do i enter in the section "enter the amount of space to shrink in MB" window of the disk management
With Disk Management, you will not be able to shrink it down that much because the MFT is in the way (only about 50% is possible). You may try with Partition Wizard though. Make sure you backup everything before you do - just in case.
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03 Jul 2010   #92
eldinv

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Eldin,

You would want to shrink your C: drive by how much you want to create the new partition with. 1024 MB equals 1 GB, so you would have 1024 x 385.76 to equal about 395018 MB to shrink your C: drive by.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

yea it wont let me shrink by that much, max is like 58GB because of restrictions and paging file. looks like i have to try partition wizard

the drive is a 500G total. and max is 58GB, thats crazy.

thanks guys
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03 Jul 2010   #93
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eldinv View Post
yea it wont let me shrink by that much, max is like 58GB because of restrictions and paging file. looks like i have to try partition wizard
I always Defragg my W7 disc using XP's Defragger ..
Then I don't have the W7 Shrink min size restrictions.

Not sure if the other 3rd party Defraggers will help .. But I think so.
Maybe Also .. I'm defragging the W7 disc when it's not running.
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03 Jul 2010   #94
eldinv

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how are u able to defrag with windows xp defragger? and how can u degrag without windows running, by the way im running vista.
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03 Jul 2010   #95
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eldinv View Post
how are u able to defrag with windows xp defragger?
I also have a XP system disc .. and can boot from any disc I choose.
Or can run other discs in a USB adapter on my Primary XP computer.

If I'm deffragging W7 from another system disc ..
then W7 is not running .. It's not the operating system at that time.

It all depends on the tools you have.
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03 Jul 2010   #96
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eldinv View Post
i guess i dont know how to do math, if my main C parition with vista has 465.76 and i want to shrink it down to 80GB and leaving me with a data partition of 385.76GB, what value do i enter in the section "enter the amount of space to shrink in MB" window of the disk management
With Disk Management, you will not be able to shrink it down that much because the MFT is in the way (only about 50% is possible). You may try with Partition Wizard though. Make sure you backup everything before you do - just in case.

the program worked EXCELLENTLY. many thanks


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03 Jul 2010   #97
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

No problem eldinv. I am glad you got your problem solved. Come see us any time.
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03 Jul 2010   #98
eldinv

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i spoke to soon? i dont know what happen but all of a sudden something showed up under my computer and i cant explain it.


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03 Jul 2010   #99
eldinv

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i restarted and it was gone, lol.. i wonder what i did. lol.
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