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Master Geek

# 13731 26-May-2007 08:43
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I'm trying to shrink my Vista partition using the disk management tool. I have a 160GB HDD, ~137GB of which was allocated to C:\ where Vista resides. Having shrunk the partition by the maximum allowed amount, I'm now left with a 95GB C:\ of which 47GB (50%) is free!

Why won't it allow me to shrink this partition any further? I haven't tried resizing the partition with GParted yet in case there's a good reason for this. Any ideas folks?

Also, in case it's relevant, there is a pagefile on the target partition (default install) but it's just under 4GB. I haven't made any snapshots (although Vista may have done so automagically). In any case, both of these should be included in the used space stats, no?

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Master Geek

  # 72306 26-May-2007 17:36
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Still haven't found a solution (will post one when I figure it out).

Perhaps this is a sneaky ploy to hinder people dual-booting into other operating systems. *tinfoil hat*

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  # 72445 28-May-2007 05:12
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o.k, I shrunk the partition to 20GB with gparted (I have a Dell recovery partition so I wasn't too worried about trolleying the system). Everything works fine. No idea why the Vista disk management tool is so restrictive - the warning about pagefiles & snapshots seems to be complete hogwash.


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  # 72843 30-May-2007 16:06
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that is cool man, thanks for being the guinea pig as i was wondering the other day about the same thing! heh heh ... every time i hit that button in the partition program my heart rate goes berzerk!

Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.

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