partition resize on vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by gs, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. gs

    gs Guest

    Tried the built-in partition mgr but it does not shrink the partition much.

    Can it use partition magic 8 on it?

    gs, Feb 26, 2008
    1. Advertisements

  2. gs

    Gordon Guest

    As this group has "XP" in the title, you will get better answers posting to
    one with "vista" in the title instead....
    Gordon, Feb 26, 2008
    1. Advertisements

  3. gs

    Mick Murphy Guest

    "Windows Vista Community-Discussions in Installation & Setup"

    That is where you are, NOT XP
    Mick Murphy, Feb 26, 2008
  4. gs

    Gordon Guest

    Look at the message headers - it's been crossposted to
    Gordon, Feb 26, 2008
  5. Which partition is it? Have you read the help files for the shrink
    feature, in particular:

    "Additional considerations
    When you shrink a partition, unmovable files (for example, the page file or
    the shadow copy storage area) are not automatically relocated and you can
    not decrease the allocated space beyond the point where the unmovable files
    are located. If you need to shrink the partition further, move the page file
    to another disk, delete the stored shadow copies, shrink the volume, and
    then move the page file back to the disk."

    Patrick Keenan, Feb 26, 2008
  6. Mick,

    If you look carefully, you will notice that the post was in fact crossposted
    to a couple of groups.

    - microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support

    Now - if you will notice - the first one *is* a Windows XP discussion

    While you may have read the conversation while in, you replied to both of
    the above newsgroups and one second of glancing up to see what newsgroups
    you were about to post to would have shown you that.

    Admittedly, one could come to the conclusion that Gordon made the same
    mistake - not noticing the crosspost. If Gordon had noticed, I would have
    thought a better wording for the response would be something along these


    You have chosen to crosspost to a non-Windows Vista newsgroup in addition to
    posting to a Vista newsgroup. I doubt you will get many viable hits from a
    non-Vista newsgroup when your question centers around Windows Vista.

    As for using Partition Magic on Windows Vista <-- the last time Partition
    Magic was updated was years ago - I would venture to say "use at your own
    Shenan Stanley, Feb 26, 2008
  7. gs

    John Barnes Guest

    Do not use Partition Magic 8 for any Vista procedures. Get the Vista
    compatible version. You may seem to get okay results, but early on before
    there was a Vista compatible version many reported having problems later.
    Vista does use a slightly different NTFS than XP used
    John Barnes, Feb 26, 2008
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.