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Windows 7: Partition or Volume - Shrink

04 Apr 2010   #80
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

whs,
I've tried it on all varieties of partitions. As said, I've recently done some rather intensive testing under different scenarios.


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04 Apr 2010   #81
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
whs,
I've tried it on all varieties of partitions. As said, I've recently done some rather intensive testing under different scenarios.
Were you able to gather some data that you can share?
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02 Jul 2010   #82
TheAslan

Windows 7 NVIDIA Edition x64
 
 

If i want to link my D:\ drive to C:\ drive, how i can i do it???
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02 Jul 2010   #83
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello TheAslan,

I'm not quite sure of what you mean or want. Do you mean that you want to shrink your D: drive to add to your C: drive, or ????
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02 Jul 2010   #84
noyb

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

And .. In a HP Pavilion, the D Partition might be the HP Recovery Partition.
If this is the Case, the answer is NO ... Don't mess with it
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02 Jul 2010   #85
TheAslan

Windows 7 NVIDIA Edition x64
 
 

Yes, D:\ is the recovery partition, but i don't need that at all, it's empty all the time....

C:\ 446 gb
D:\ 19gb

How i can add that 19 gb space to my C:\ drive or is it even possible?? So it will come as 465 gb??
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02 Jul 2010   #86
noyb

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

It's not empty .. You just can't see what's in it.
Have you made your HP recovery DVDs yet ???
What Operating system originally came in this HP??
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02 Jul 2010   #87
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheAslan View Post
Yes, D:\ is the recovery partition, but i don't need that at all, it's empty all the time....

C:\ 446 gb
D:\ 19gb

How i can add that 19 gb space to my C:\ drive or is it even possible?? So it will come as 465 gb??
As Noyb says it is not empty and you might need it later. But if you insist, go into Disk Management, delete D to get unallocated space and extend C with the unallocated space. It's not going to make you much richer and you will regret it the day you have to reinstall the system.
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02 Jul 2010   #88
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

TheAslan,

I would strongly recommend to leave the D: partition as is. If you insist on deleting it to add it to the C: drive, then be sure to use the link from HP below to create a set of HP Recovery discs first to be able to do a factory restore of Windows 7 with. Otherwise you will have no way to reinstall the Windows 7 that came with your HP computer.

Using HP Backup and Recovery Manager in Vista - HP Customer Care (United States - English)
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03 Jul 2010   #89
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

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
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