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Windows 7: Partition or Volume - Shrink

20 Aug 2011   #140
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome.

LOL, yeah tons of fun for a Saturday.


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14 Sep 2011   #141
jaminroe

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Getting an error message...

When I try to Shrink my volume so I can create a partition, I get this error... I've made sure that all the right services are running, and I also ran it as an Admin. Any ideas? THank you

UPDATE: Nevermind! I figured it out. Did some searching and found out that I have to enable Disk Defragmenting service. I have it disabled because I have an SSD. I can just turn it back off when Im done.


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14 Sep 2011   #142
jaminroe

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Thanks!

Thank you for the great tutorial! Now I can install Windows 8 Developer Preview on a new partition. So excited!!
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15 Sep 2011   #143
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello JaminRoe, and welcome to Seven Forums.

That's great news. Have fun playing with Windows 8.
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05 Nov 2011   #144
Frosst

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I really need help with partitioning!

I'm trying to do the dual boot with 7 and 8, but I can't shrink the volume because it just says the available value is 0 MB. This has something to do with unmovable files, right? How do I remedy this?
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05 Nov 2011   #145
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Frosst,

Could you post a screenshot of your Disk Management (diskmgmt.msc) window showing all of your HDD(s) layout? This would give us a better idea of what your options may be.
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05 Nov 2011   #146
Frosst

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

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05 Nov 2011   #147
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Frosst,

Your screenshot doesn't show how much free space is available on the C: partition in the middle pane at the top. If you are low on free space, then you may not be able to shrink it.

For now, other factors that will limit how much you can shrink a system partition by is how much space is being used/allocated for the page file and system protection.
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05 Nov 2011   #148
Frosst

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

According to Paragon I have 221GB free on C.
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05 Nov 2011   #149
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Are you able to shrink it using Paragon, or with the free Partition Wizard?
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