requesting help on vista partition

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by yuzuk1, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. yuzuk1

    yuzuk1 MDL Novice

    Oct 23, 2009
    1
    0
    0
    I want to dual boot vista and windows7, vista already installed
    but when I want to shrink my partition, the maximum I can shrink is only around 2gb, and windows7 need minimum of 16gb or so
    I tried moving my pagefiles to another drive, and delete shadow copy, but it doesn't work and the maximum I can shrink is still around 2gb
    I have 37gb free space on my harddisk

    ...help please?
     
  2. truk

    truk MDL Novice

    Aug 2, 2009
    2
    0
    0
    What program are you using to resize your partition(s), and what are the details of your Storage Devices?
    i.e. How many drives do you have with how many partions and how much free space do you have?
     
  3. cobalt817

    cobalt817 MDL Novice

    Oct 24, 2009
    4
    0
    0
    The problem is that there is meta data on the disk. You can use Raxco Perfect Disk to defrag this and consolidate free space. I used a trial version of this once and it worked like a charm. You will also need to turn off your page file and system restore before defragging. Be sure to check the option to consolidate free space.
     
  4. dragonfire665

    dragonfire665 MDL Senior Member

    Sep 17, 2008
    253
    2
    10
    I use Acronis and is perfect, truly is, give it a try it will definetely fix ur problem
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  5. urie

    urie Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 21, 2007
    8,707
    3,064
    300