Shrink Volume C not working in Windows 7

Microsoft Windows 7 ultimate 32-bit
February 18, 2010 at 23:39:04
Specs: Windows 7 Ultimate 32, Dell Gx620
I have a Laptop with OS Win7 Ultimate 32 bit,in which i have 320 GB hard disk with only one partion C i want to shrink this partition when i try to shrink this partition it is not shrinking

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#1
February 19, 2010 at 01:33:08
The ’shrink’ can only decrease the partition size down to the first unmovable/locked system file. If you’re running System Restore, you can get round this by temporarily turning it off, do the Shrink and turn it back on. Running a defragmentation may also move some of the ‘unmovable’ files.

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#2
February 19, 2010 at 14:38:39
Also what would be the use of this task? If you want to dual boot, you might be able to use a virtual machine instead.

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#3
February 19, 2010 at 22:47:06
You are saying that i run system restore instead of Shrink in Win 7

i not understand that what i have to temporarily turning it off

Please explain in detail


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#4
February 20, 2010 at 00:43:03
1. Turn off System Restore.
2. Shrink the C drive.
3. Turn System Restore back on.

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#5
February 20, 2010 at 20:52:03
Please guide from which options i Turn off System Restore
in Win7 Ultimate

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#6
February 20, 2010 at 21:01:04
In case you want to understand more fully:
Windows puts system files at optimum locations on the disk surface. While the main operating system may get first priority, say the first outer ring of one disk surface, The system restore also gets a 'fastest' access location, say like the outer surface of maybe the second physical disk surface. This second location will be well into the middle of the hard drives total recordable area and it is considered a non-movable file. When you turn off system restore, you are freeing up a major available space, therefore allowing the shrink more room to work with (otherwise you might only be able to shrink by 20% or 30% - maybe less). When you turn system restore back on, windows will reselect the next available 'optimum' location on the available disk surface of your now primary drive.
I hope this helps.

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#7
February 20, 2010 at 21:10:30
To turn off system restore right click my computer, click properties, click system protection, click system restore, select turn off system restore, and OK all warnings about turning it off.

REMEMBER.....ANYTIME you work with partitions or formating a working disk, THERE IS RISK!! BACK UP ALL DATA!!!

Anything you do not want to loose, you MUST back up before proceeding. Any error you make, any error the program makes, any error caused during partitioning by a power surge/drop-out, or other cause out of your control MIGHT make the disk unusable, or 'just' wipe an unintended part of the disk. Back up to a completely separate medium like a removable hard drive or DVD-R disks.


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