Help please with Diskpart.exe.(dual booting vista sp1 and windows7

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by peter c.a.hawkins, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. I want to partition my disk to dual boot both.
    When i open diskpart in the command prompt i can not partition my drive as
    if i select the correct disk it states there is a size of 298gb but free
    space is zero.
    But in actual fact there is 277 gb free.
    What am i missing here,why does it state zero bytes free and what is the way
    to put it right.
    peter c.a.hawkins, Jan 10, 2009
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  2. peter c.a.hawkins

    Frank-FL Guest

    It is not free space it is used by the partition. For
    example there is 298gb in the partition. One needs to
    reduce the size of the partition, then you will have free

    "peter c.a.hawkins"
    Frank-FL, Jan 14, 2009
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  3. peter c.a.hawkins

    AJR Guest

    peter.... - Terminology can be confusing - "free space" indicated by My
    Compuer disk properties refers to space included in the partition but not
    currently being used.
    "Free space" referred to by Diskpart, or other disk partitioning utilites,
    refers to space not designated as part of a partition.
    AJR, Jan 14, 2009
  4. The point is when i clicked on shrink volume it stated "no kb"...(not mb or
    gb) kb.
    so i could not shrink the volume ...c drive to partition it so what i did
    was reinstalled vista and low and behold i could then make a new partition
    and i was able to dual boot vista and win 7.
    peter c.a.hawkins, Jan 14, 2009
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