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Shrink A Volume In Windows Vista


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#1 I_am_CanadianEh?

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 07:11 PM

I have a partition with Vista installed on it that is 140GB in size. Only 16GB is used.
I want to shrink the volume to about 110GB, but when I go into Disk Management, it does not allow me to shrink any of it.

I have defragged the partition and even reduced my page file, but it wouldn't let me shrink it to 110 even though I only use 16GB!! :huh:

How do I get around this to let me shrink what I want?

Or do I have to invest in a partitioning program?

Thanks. :huh:

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Posted 04 August 2007 - 03:29 AM

I think the partitioning tool that comes with Vista is OK for re-sizing the partition before installing the OS.

Once the OS has been installed, I think you'll need a third party partitioning tool.

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Posted 04 August 2007 - 05:53 AM

I believe (but haven't tested this) that you can't shrink a partition that's in use by the OS. A bootable 3rd party partitioning utility would be the way to go if you want to shrink the OS partition.
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Posted 04 August 2007 - 02:04 PM

Does >this< help?

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Posted 07 August 2007 - 02:21 PM

Purchased Acronis Disk Director and manipulated my partitions....very nice program. :huh:




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