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Old 04-23-2008
antnym5
 

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Change Partition Size
I recently purchased a new PC with 250G HDD, with Vista. Dell formatted 10G
for a recovery partition, and left the remaining ~240Gig for the OS. I have
used the Shrink function to decrease that 240Gig to create a new
partition(s), but the shrink function lets me decrease the size by only
~88gig. Which means I now have my partitions as such (C at ~150gig, (D
at 10Gig and (e at 88gig. I would like to decrease the C: partition even
further, since that's >85% unused, but I do not get the option to decrease
that partition even further.

Is this a limitation of Vista to reserve >100Gig for the OS? Or do I need
to buy 3rd party SW (i.e. Partition Magic, etc.) to decrease that further?

Any help is greatly appreciated. I'm new to Vista...so be gentle.
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Old 04-25-2008
Patrick Squire
 

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Re: Change Partition Size
Hi there,

As far as I know there is no limitation with vista on HDD space (as long as
you give it what it needs plus a healthy few gigs for page file etc)
Check out this site to help with resizing paritions
http://www.winvistaclub.com/t11.html


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>I recently purchased a new PC with 250G HDD, with Vista. Dell formatted
>10G
> for a recovery partition, and left the remaining ~240Gig for the OS. I
> have
> used the Shrink function to decrease that 240Gig to create a new
> partition(s), but the shrink function lets me decrease the size by only
> ~88gig. Which means I now have my partitions as such (C at ~150gig,
> (D
> at 10Gig and (e at 88gig. I would like to decrease the C: partition
> even
> further, since that's >85% unused, but I do not get the option to decrease
> that partition even further.
>
> Is this a limitation of Vista to reserve >100Gig for the OS? Or do I need
> to buy 3rd party SW (i.e. Partition Magic, etc.) to decrease that further?
>
> Any help is greatly appreciated. I'm new to Vista...so be gentle.


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Old 04-25-2008
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Re: Change Partition Size

antnym5;692054 Wrote:
> I recently purchased a new PC with 250G HDD, with Vista. Dell formatted
> 10G
> for a recovery partition, and left the remaining ~240Gig for the OS. I
> have
> used the Shrink function to decrease that 240Gig to create a new
> partition(s), but the shrink function lets me decrease the size by only
> ~88gig. Which means I now have my partitions as such (C at ~150gig,
> (D
> at 10Gig and (e at 88gig. I would like to decrease the C: partition
> even
> further, since that's >85% unused, but I do not get the option to
> decrease
> that partition even further.
>
> Is this a limitation of Vista to reserve >100Gig for the OS? Or do I
> need
> to buy 3rd party SW (i.e. Partition Magic, etc.) to decrease that
> further?
>
> Any help is greatly appreciated. I'm new to Vista...so be gentle.

Hello antnym5,
follow the link below. It should help.

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/95...partition.html


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Old 07-10-2008
subinleo
 

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Re: Change Partition Size

You may find that there is not enough free space on a certain partition.
For example, you want to enlarge C: drive, which usually is Windows
system drive. EASEUS Partition Manager Personal lets you free enlarge or
reduce a partition in Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server(Only Server Edition)
without destroying data easily.

for
more:http://www.partition-tool.com/easeus...-partition.htm


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Old 07-11-2008
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Re: Change Partition Size

You may find that there is not enough free space on a certain partition.
For example, you want to enlarge C: drive, which usually is Windows
system drive. EASEUS Partition Manager Personal lets you free enlarge or
reduce a partition in Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server(Only Server Edition)
without destroying data easily.
for

more:http://www.partition-tool.com/easeus...-partition.htm


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free partittion magic alternative is a good choice, it helps me resize and manage partitions very well.
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