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(Solved) - Problem shrinking my Windows partition

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  • Started 6 years ago by -Delirium
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-Delirium
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I'm running Windows 7, with around 200gb of free space, according to my system properties. I'm trying to create a 30gb partition on which I'll install Ubuntu, but alas, I've hit a snag in shrinking the Windows partition. I go to the drive management window, choose the shrink the C drive, and the system comes back and says there's no space at all to shrink. Now, I looked all over the place online, I tried turning off system restore, hibernation, and the paging file, to no avail. I completely defragmented my hard drive using PerfectDisk (which is capable of moving "immovable" system files), and it says I still have no available space to shrink my drive. Any ideas?

Posted 6 years ago
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baldeguy56
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-Delirium, I had the same problem. Please follow this thread to see how ScottW and I pursued this. May just work for you...Garry

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-Delirium
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I ended up booting from a W7 repair disk and using diskpart to shrink the drive, and it worked...thank you!

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baldeguy56
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-Delirium, you are very welcome. Always glad to see a happy ending. Best wishes...Garry

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