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Shrinking partition help for windows 7


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#1 banter3581

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 01:35 PM

I am trying to shrink my partition to less than 112 GB from a 300 GB HHD to create a system image for a new 128 GB SSD for my laptop. I have already managed to shrink the c: to 155 GB but the partition still has 110 GB free. Why can't I shrink this partition anymore?

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#2 Zuhl3156

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 01:48 PM

See this article on how to disable certain items and increase the amount of space available to shrink. References to Vista also apply to Windows 7.
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/working-around-windows-vistas-shrink-volume-inadequacy-problems/

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 07:06 PM

Usually the problem is files scattered in sectors further down the drive - try running Piriform Defraggler (freeware) and then try again to shrink the partition. This normally works :)




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