Disk Partioning

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Philip K, Mar 22, 2008.

  1. Philip K

    Philip K Guest

    Hi Everybody,
    I wanted to partition my 750 GByte disk to give Windows and Programs
    together about 300 GBytes and I wanted a separate partition for data storage
    to be about 400 GBytes. However, I can not "shrink" the OS portion below
    460 GBytes. I have removed the un-movable Page File.
    Is there some way to discover who has put an un-movable file at 460
    GBytes and is there some way to move it out of the way.
    Phil
     
    Philip K, Mar 22, 2008
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    Bob Guest

    Why? If your partitions are on the same "physical" drive I don't see the
    advantage over creating separate folders.

    The issue of not being able to "shrink" is addressed here:
    Cannot shrink volume in Vista for Ubuntu install on separate partition
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=640498
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    .Joe Guest

    Phil:

    This tutorial talks about resizing your Vista partition:

    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/95398-disk-management-shrink-partition.html

    I hope this helps.


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  4. Philip K

    Owner Guest

    Windows (not the drive) takes a dump and you can reload Windows with all
    your data still intact. I would still have 'real' backups of any important
    data, but this is still much better then nothing :)

     
    Owner, Mar 22, 2008
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  5. Philip K

    Philip K Guest

    Hi Everybody,
    Thanks for the suggestions.
    Phil
     
    Philip K, Mar 22, 2008
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  6. Philip K

    Bob Guest

    I see.
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    Bob Guest

    What suggestions?
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    Bob, Mar 22, 2008
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  8. Philip K

    bp Guest

    How are you trying to shrink it?
    Are you using Vista disk management or a third party app?If your using MS stuff try a third party application like from Acronis or
    Nortons partition magic or whatever they call it now.

    They do a much better job and can shrink a partition that Microsoft's app
    can't
     
    bp, Mar 22, 2008
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