Can't reduce size of drive C: enough

Posted: 08-23-2008, 01:29 PM
Hi,

I have just bought a new computer with vista and a 750go hard disk. I
now want to reduce the c: partition to a minimum - I always do that
with my computers, I would like to reduce it to about 100 go and have
a "data" partition with the rest.

But when I try to reduce the size of c: , I can only reduce it to 350
go. Do you know why ? With XP I never had pbs reducing to whatever I
wanted.
Thnaks
Antoine

Can't reduce size of drive C: enough


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HappyAndyK
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Re: Can't reduce size of drive C: enough
Posted: 08-23-2008, 02:24 PM

tony;90440 Wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I have just bought a new computer with vista and a 750go hard disk. I
> now want to reduce the c: partition to a minimum - I always do that
> with my computers, I would like to reduce it to about 100 go and have
> a "data" partition with the rest.
>
> But when I try to reduce the size of c: , I can only reduce it to 350
> go. Do you know why ? With XP I never had pbs reducing to whatever I
> wanted.
> Thnaks
> Antoine
These two may help you:
'Free Up Lost Disk Space in Windows Vista'
(http://www.winvistaclub.com/t73.html)
'How To Resize, Extend, Shrink, Delete, Merge Partitions In Vista.'
(http://www.winvistaclub.com/t11.html)


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tony
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Re: Can't reduce size of drive C: enough
Posted: 08-23-2008, 03:09 PM
On 23 août, 16:24, HappyAndyK <HappyAndyK.3el...@winvistaclub.com>
wrote:
> tony;90440 Wrote:
>
> > Hi,
>
> > I have just bought a new computer with vista and a 750go hard disk. I
> > now want to reduce the c: partition to a minimum - I always do that
> > with my computers, I would like to reduce it to about 100 go and have
> > a "data" partition with the rest.
>
> > But when I try to reduce the size of c: , I can only reduce it to 350
> > go. Do you know why ? With XP I never had pbs reducing to whatever I
> > wanted.
> > Thnaks
> > Antoine
>
> These two may help you:
> 'Free Up Lost Disk Space in Windows Vista'
> (http://www.winvistaclub.com/t73.html)
> 'How To Resize, Extend, Shrink, Delete, Merge Partitions In Vista.'
> (http://www.winvistaclub.com/t11.html)
>
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Thanks, this explains how to reduce the C partition, and confirms what
I am doing is right. But it's not saying why I can't reduce to less
than 350 go...
Any idea ?
Richard Urban
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Re: Can't reduce size of drive C: enough
Posted: 08-24-2008, 03:52 AM
The built-in shrink utility will be able to decrease the partition size till
it bumps against the first unmovable/locked system file.

If you want to decrease the partition further you will need a 3rd party Disk
Management tool. I use Acronis Disk Director suite (ver 11.0 build 8027).
It is 100% Vista compatible.

After installing the above program, create the emergency CD. Reboot the
computer and boot up with this CD. Do your partition work from there.

You will not be hampered with locked files.


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"tony" <antoine.leblanc@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> I have just bought a new computer with vista and a 750go hard disk. I
> now want to reduce the c: partition to a minimum - I always do that
> with my computers, I would like to reduce it to about 100 go and have
> a "data" partition with the rest.
>
> But when I try to reduce the size of c: , I can only reduce it to 350
> go. Do you know why ? With XP I never had pbs reducing to whatever I
> wanted.
> Thnaks
> Antoine
Paul Montgomery
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Re: Can't reduce size of drive C: enough
Posted: 08-24-2008, 05:46 AM
On Sat, 23 Aug 2008 23:52:07 -0400, "Richard Urban"
<richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote:
>The built-in shrink utility will be able to decrease the partition size till
>it bumps against the first unmovable/locked system file.
>
>If you want to decrease the partition further you will need a 3rd party Disk
>Management tool. I use Acronis Disk Director suite (ver 11.0 build 8027).
>It is 100% Vista compatible.
>
>After installing the above program, create the emergency CD. Reboot the
>computer and boot up with this CD. Do your partition work from there.
>
>You will not be hampered with locked files.
No need to do it all from the CD. Make all the changes in Windows and
if there is a need to exit Windows to unlock/move files, ADDS will
reboot and then perform all the operations.
tony
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Re: Can't reduce size of drive C: enough
Posted: 08-24-2008, 09:39 AM
On 24 août, 07:46, Paul Montgomery <i.m.nonnym...@NOSPAMgmail.com>
wrote:
> On Sat, 23 Aug 2008 23:52:07 -0400, "Richard Urban"
>
> <richardurbanREMOVET...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> >The built-in shrink utility will be able to decrease the partition size till
> >it bumps against the first unmovable/locked system file.
>
> >If you want to decrease the partition further you will need a 3rd party Disk
> >Management tool. I use Acronis Disk Director suite (ver 11.0 build 8027)..
> >It is 100% Vista compatible.
>
> >After installing the above program, create the emergency CD. Reboot the
> >computer and boot up with this CD. Do your partition work from there.
>
> >You will not be hampered with locked files.
>
> No need to do it all from the CD. Make all the changes in Windows and
> if there is a need to exit Windows to unlock/move files, ADDS will
> reboot and then perform all the operations.
Great, thank you. One last question : Will the backup / restore
functionalities built into Vista / HP (there's a HP back up thingy
here) still work if I do this ?
This is important fort me of course.
Thanks again everyone.
Paul Montgomery
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Re: Can't reduce size of drive C: enough
Posted: 08-24-2008, 10:57 AM
On Sun, 24 Aug 2008 02:39:52 -0700 (PDT), tony
<antoine.leblanc@gmail.com> wrote:
>On 24 août, 07:46, Paul Montgomery <i.m.nonnym...@NOSPAMgmail.com>
>wrote:
>> On Sat, 23 Aug 2008 23:52:07 -0400, "Richard Urban"
>>
>> <richardurbanREMOVET...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>> >The built-in shrink utility will be able to decrease the partition size till
>> >it bumps against the first unmovable/locked system file.
>>
>> >If you want to decrease the partition further you will need a 3rd party Disk
>> >Management tool. I use Acronis Disk Director suite (ver 11.0 build 8027).
>> >It is 100% Vista compatible.
>>
>> >After installing the above program, create the emergency CD. Reboot the
>> >computer and boot up with this CD. Do your partition work from there.
>>
>> >You will not be hampered with locked files.
>>
>> No need to do it all from the CD. Make all the changes in Windows and
>> if there is a need to exit Windows to unlock/move files, ADDS will
>> reboot and then perform all the operations.
>
>Great, thank you. One last question : Will the backup / restore
>functionalities built into Vista / HP (there's a HP back up thingy
>here) still work if I do this ?
>This is important fort me of course.
>Thanks again everyone.
Yes, the Vista and HP "thingy" will continue to work.
Beoweolf
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Re: Can't reduce size of drive C: enough
Posted: 09-11-2008, 01:16 PM
It might be a very good idea to perform another Full backup once you have
confirmed that everything is working, configures as you required/expected.


"tony" <antoine.leblanc@gmail.com> wrote in message
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On 24 août, 07:46, Paul Montgomery <i.m.nonnym...@NOSPAMgmail.com>
wrote:
> On Sat, 23 Aug 2008 23:52:07 -0400, "Richard Urban"
>
> <richardurbanREMOVET...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> >The built-in shrink utility will be able to decrease the partition size
> >till
> >it bumps against the first unmovable/locked system file.
>
> >If you want to decrease the partition further you will need a 3rd party
> >Disk
> >Management tool. I use Acronis Disk Director suite (ver 11.0 build 8027).
> >It is 100% Vista compatible.
>
> >After installing the above program, create the emergency CD. Reboot the
> >computer and boot up with this CD. Do your partition work from there.
>
> >You will not be hampered with locked files.
>
> No need to do it all from the CD. Make all the changes in Windows and
> if there is a need to exit Windows to unlock/move files, ADDS will
> reboot and then perform all the operations.
Great, thank you. One last question : Will the backup / restore
functionalities built into Vista / HP (there's a HP back up thingy
here) still work if I do this ?
This is important fort me of course.
Thanks again everyone.

 
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