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Windows 7: Partition or Volume - Shrink

05 Nov 2011   #150

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

Yes, Paragon worked. I successfully created the partition using the wizard that handles most of it automatically. It recommended that I partition 199GB, so I selected that, and then it was created. I then followed the other steps and successfully installed Windows 8 on the new partition.

Thank you very much for your help!

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05 Nov 2011   #151

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome Frost. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted. :)
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04 Feb 2012   #152

Windows 7 Home Premium

Would appreciate some assistance...

Have a Hannspree 12" netbook with W 7 Home Premium (32-bit) installed, and want to dual boot with Vista (32-bit).

The 320GB SATA hard drive is configured as follows:
5.86GB Healthy (Recovery Partition)
C:\ 39.06GB NTFS (System, Boot, PageFile, Active, Crash Dump, Primary Partition)
Data D:\ 253.17GB NTFS Healthy (Primary Partition)

There is no free Unallocated space.

What do I shrink to install Vista, the 39.06GB C:\, or the 253.17GB D:\?

Would presume it is D:\, but want to be safe rather than sorry.

Thanks for your help!
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04 Feb 2012   #153

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Canard,

I would need to see a screenshot of your Disk Management window showing all of your drives layout to be absolutely certain, but yes you would need to shrink the D: drive if it's the last partition on the far right. :)
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05 Feb 2012   #154

Windows 7 Home Premium

Here we go.

Saved it to a USB Pen Drive, and that is showing there as E:\...

Thanks again for your help.

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05 Feb 2012   #155

64-bit Windows 10 Pro


Yep, you will be able to shrink the D: drive to unallocated space, then create a new partition with the unallocated space to install Vista on if you like. :)

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and Vista
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05 Feb 2012   #156

Windows 7 Home Premium

Thanks, Brink!

That is exactly what I plan to use.

Your tutorials are always excellent. Thanks for sharing all your hard work.

Have a great week.
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06 Feb 2012   #157

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome Canard. Thank you. :)
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08 May 2012   #158

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Hi to all,
I`m new here
I use Partition Wizard to shrink my HDD. I make new hdd and when my laptop restart i see wizard and everything.
But when windos start there is no new HDD ... everything is like before restart..
What can be this ?

Second try was successful. hm..
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08 May 2012   #159

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Vinsbg, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You may have just not clicked on Apply (check mark) toolbar icon in Partition Wizard to apply your changes the first time. :)
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