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12th February 2014, 12:11 PM #1
Software to shrink C: / primary boot partition
(Might be more suitable in the Windows 7 forum, but given it's a personal issue, not a work one.. Move if appropriate please )
So my shiny new SSD arrived yesterday (2.5" to 3.5" mounting bracket should arrive today) and I want to mirror my OS (oh, and Steam, or at least DOTA 2 ) onto the SSD.
Problem is it's a 2TB drive I have in and the C: partition is ~1TB (935GB I think) and the SSD is only 120GB. Space used is only 84GB (I'll likely be cutting more out of it, too) but because it's larger than the blank drive I can't set up a mirror. I don't really want to re-install windows and start again, though.
So I'm thinking the solution is to shrink the C: drive so it's <120GB. Hopefully then it will allow me to set up the mirror (once it's done I'll break the mirror and delete the C: partition on the 2TB HDD) but Disk Management only wants to let me shrink C: by 244MB and no greater.
I hear there's software out there to do this but having never used any of the kind before, any recommendations?
Also any steps/security measures you'd advise doing first before faffing around, to make sure I can recover if I break anything?
Last edited by Garacesh; 12th February 2014 at 01:44 PM.
12th February 2014, 12:27 PM #2
- Rep Power
partition magic will do the trick
Last time I did it I used parted magic - linux live cd, boot to that and you can edit it as you please
12th February 2014, 01:27 PM #3
Gparted might be useful for this too
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