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Shrinking c drive volume in Windows 7

January 15, 2010 at 12:10:33
Specs: Windows 7

New computer with win7, single 1Tb hard drive, has two partitions the system reserved 100mb and the C drive 931.41 Gb. Disk management will only allow me to shrink the C drive down to 466Gb. I would like to make it 150 Gb. Any help will be greatly appreciated

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#1
January 15, 2010 at 13:31:37

Might try defrag and try it again. I doubt you can get it that small though.

There would be little use for having such a small partition. Why are trying this?

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Les Paul (1915-2009)


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#2
January 15, 2010 at 14:18:03

Did not realize 150GB was considered small. I like smaller sized partitions so it doesnt take long to defrag, check for errors and other stuff. What is considered a good size for ones C drive?

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#4
January 15, 2010 at 17:06:15

Let me go back then. It might be various reasons that 150 G is shown. From unmovable files to size on it maybe other reasons as above.

I just don't think you will really see any value to this. Defrag will work only on fragmented files. System and applications files tend to be stationary. Only used files get fragmented. I think windows 7 does it on it's own anyway so you don't have to.

Long ago there were valid reasons for partitions but not so much any more. I doubt you will hit the limits of files or directories. There is no bios limit and no OS limit (well..) that you should worry about.

I'd say just leave it at the near 1T. I never seem to need smaller drives.

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Les Paul (1915-2009)


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#5
January 15, 2010 at 20:40:54

Excellent link Sabertooth!! All I had to do was disable system restore and set the hibernate function to never, run defrag and then I was able to accomplish what I wanted to. My results may have been aided by the fact that it is a new computer and this is the first thing I did to it, Thanks to all for the input, sincerly.

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