Solved cant find shrink volume in windows xp

July 5, 2011 at 03:12:10
Specs: Windows XP, 1 gb ram
os win xp home edition,500 GB hard disk, at present i hve only single drive c:, need more partitions, but cannot find shrink volume option while right clicking on c in disk management.
how can i proceed

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July 5, 2011 at 03:25:56
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You cannot alter the C drive from within.
To alter the partition structure of the disk you will need a partitioning tool such as Partition Magic run on a bootable CD.

I do not particularly recommend that tool over others that are available since I have no hands-on experience with any of them. They all however come with this warning.

Back up all your important files to an external location before you do anything, and test the backup. Then be prepared to re-install from scratch as altering your operating system partition carries a significant risk.

If it were me doing it I would wipe the drive completely and then create new partitions of whatever size required, then do a fresh clean install of the operating system.

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July 5, 2011 at 13:41:06
There is little to be gained from more partitions.

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July 6, 2011 at 00:01:53
Dear Richard,

Thank you very much for your replay, but the problem is that the xp cd with me is the one i got along with my dell system, and i think there is no option for multiple partitioning in that os since dell recommends single partitioning, is it like that??? please confirm

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