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#1 Uninstaller

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 12:43 AM

Hey everyone. I'm posting here because I have no idea what to do. I'd like to shrink my C: partition so I can reinstall Ubuntu after my recent problems, and it seems I can't do that. You see, it says that I have no available shrink space in Computer Management. This kind of freaks me out. I'll post a couple of screenshots. Yes, I did just defragment my hard drive, with the stock Windows 7 defragmentation tool. I have no idea what I can do to free up some space.

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Any help would be appreciated, Thanks.

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#2 Allan

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 06:50 AM

Try Easeus Partition Master - it is often able to maneuver the "unmovable" files that Disc Managment wont touch
http://www.partition-tool.com/

And as is the case when performing any drive level operation (with built in or third party software), be sure to create a disc image first just in case something goes wrong.

Edited by Allan, 03 April 2012 - 06:52 AM.


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Posted 03 April 2012 - 03:54 PM

Ah, Easeus. I had heard good things about this partitioning tool, but it was just obscure enough for it not to pique my interest. After you suggested it to me personally, I decided to give it a try. And it worked like a charm. Thanks for the suggestion and download link, as I was able to free up a large chunk of space to fit my Ubuntu install into. Thanks again.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 04:01 PM

You're very welcome - glad it's all sorted out.




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