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Windows 7: Partition or Volume - Shrink

04 Jul 2010   #100
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

That was a virtual disk. Those are created e.g. when you mount a Macrium image (each time) or when you install Office 2010. But as you saw, they disappear after the first reboot.


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10 Jul 2010   #101
balabala

windows 7
 
 

hi there,

I also have problem in shrinking my partition. I went through all the pages in this topic but still not sure of what I can do.

here is the image of my hard drive



my laptop is TOSHIBA L630, 500GB hard drive, WINDOWS 7-64bit
now I have some question to ask you guys about
1. I have 500gb hard drive but why it only shows 465.75 GB, I just wonder where is the other?
2. I want to shrink my C to around 80GB, but I don't know how to do it. as u can see in the picture, the unallocated there is the maximum GB that I can shrink
3. about the 2 other partition: the 1.46GB and 10Gb both ard hidden partition, what can I do with them, can I format one of them? when I click on the 10Gb there is only one option that I can do is to delete it.
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10 Jul 2010   #102
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Hi balabala

A1)Take a look here:
Hard Drive Size Capacities Calculator
500 = 465.66.

A2) As you are at maximum leave alone.

A3) The 1.46g & 10g partitions, are your Recovery partitions.
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10 Jul 2010   #103
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

A2) You can do that with Partition Wizard - not with Disk Management. Make sure you backup the partition to an external drive before you fumble with it, just in case.

If you create new partitions, make an extended partition first - not another primary partition.
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14 Jul 2010   #104
balabala

windows 7
 
 

thank you THEOG and WHS for ur help, I finally shrinked the C to 80gb and created 2 more partitions.
thanks hipsssssssssss
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17 Sep 2010   #105
maheshkumar

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Error during partition

my laptop is Dell Inspiron 15R, 500GB hard drive, 64bit
I have some question to ask you
1. I have 500gb hard drive with which I was able to create a new drive E: with 100 GB space
2. I want to shrink my C to around 80GB, currently it is 350 GB and E drive is 100 GB.
When I try to shrink the C drive, it allows me to create an unallocated space of only 129GB but still it does not allow me to create a new volume for this unallocated space,
Also I see a virtual Drive Q : which I am unable to delete

Please help me out on this
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17 Sep 2010   #106
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

1. The virtual drive may be from an installation of e.g. Office 2010 or when you mounted an image from Paragon or Macrium. This virtual volume should disappear when you reboot.
2. For creating your new volume, try BEST FREE Partition Manager Software for Windows supports all 32-bit & 64 bit Windows No-server OS.
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17 Sep 2010   #107
maheshkumar

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks,

But can you please elaborate on reboot so that the Q drive disappear.I am new to all this and just want your guidance.
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17 Sep 2010   #108
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maheshkumar View Post
Thanks,

But can you please elaborate on reboot so that the Q drive disappear.I am new to all this and just want your guidance.
Just power-off (or shut-off) your PC and then power-on again. Or just "Restart". Let us know whether the virtual drive disappeared.
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17 Sep 2010   #109
maheshkumar

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

No..The virtual Drive is still there after reboot.

Also for the partition tool, Do we need to back up the data before using it?
because I do not have my OS CD to install it again
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