I don't know anything about Vista...but I understand that the partitioning tools provide more flexibility than any previous Windows version.http://www.tweakvista.com/Article38991.aspx
OK...you've successfully reduced the size of your C: partition to arpprox 210GB and you have 35GB allocated to the Software partition, that should leave about 220GB of unallocated space. This is not a partition, it's just space on the hard drive that is not currently being used by the system.
Where is this software partition located, in relation to the C: partition? In front or in back?
Before we go any further, you need to be sure that you want only one partition...and you need to be sure that you want it take all of the unallocated space. If you want more than one partition, be sure that you only take/use the amount of space from the unallocated...that will still allow for creation of other partitions you might want.
To make Unallocated Space useable space, you must create and format a new partition. This is done exactly as it was done in XP, using the tools in Disk Management. You just right-click on the Unallocated Space and select the Format option and follow the prompts.
You want to make your partition a primary partition, not an extended or logical partition.
Edited by hamluis, 20 July 2008 - 10:13 AM.