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So in essence to have an 120GB partition for Windows and the rest (500GB - 120GB = 380GB approximately) for data/apps/programs? Right?


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So in essence to have an 120GB partition for Windows and the rest (500GB - 120GB = 380GB approximately) for data/apps/programs? Right?


Yes. This means that you would have to shrink the C: partition by about 380GBs, which is 389120MBs. However, you can only shrink the C: partition by 232828MBs, which is around 228GBs.
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So if I shrink it to what you see I can only shrink it to, I will have a much larger partition than 120GB for Windows and about 220GB for data/apps/programs?


Edited by TeachPower, 17 June 2014 - 04:10 PM.

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So if I shrink it to what you see I can only shrink it to, I will have a much larger partition than 120GB for Windows and about 220GB for data/apps/programs?


220GBs will be enough in my opinion. Do you install a lot of games and developement softwares like Visual Studio, Photoshop, etc. ?
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I try to install and play one or two games at a time at the most, as I don't have that much time to play.  As far as data, apps, and programs I do have a lot of those I work with Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Camtasia, etc.  The old HDD that was having problems which is why I am seeking your help, was 320GB and I had it mostly full with only about 80GB free space.


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I try to install and play one or two games at a time at the most, as I don't have that much time to play.  As far as data, apps, and programs I do have a lot of those I work with Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Camtasia, etc.  The old HDD that was having problems which is why I am seeking your help, was 320GB and I had it mostly full with only about 80GB free space.


Alright then we'll use a third-party application. Windows Disk Management Utility only allows you to shrink your current partition by maximum half their size, so we would have to use a third-party application (like GParted) in order to reduce that partition even more. Would you like to try ?
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I guess if you think its worth the effort to keep Win7 OS on its own partition?


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I guess if you think its worth the effort to keep Win7 OS on its own partition?


It's worth it. If Windows 7 crashes again, you only have to worry about it's insallation when you reinstall it, not your personal files. Personally my current setup is a SSD and a HDD. I have Windows installed on my SSD as well as my important programs : Visual Studio, Java, Adobe Reader, etc. And on my HDD, I have ALL my personal files as well as my random programs like web browsers, Notepad++, WinRAR, etc. It really depends on how you want to set it up.
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Sure let's do it then, as you're the expert between you and I :).


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Sure let's do it then, as you're the expert between you and I :).


Alright ! Let's start by downloading the software that's going to help us do this task. We'll use EaseUS Partition Master that you can download by clicking on the link I just provided. Once it's done, tell me. During the installation, you can uncheck to "Participate to the customer experience blablabla".
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Done.


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Done.


Alright, now please launch the program and send me a screenshot of what you see so I can tell you exactly where to click/go.
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Screenie


I'm truly sorry about taking time to reply. I'm having really bad issues with my ISP right now and losing my Internet constanstly.
Alright, right-click on the C: partition and click on "Resize/Move partition". Take a screenshot and post it so I can see the numbers. I'll have to do some maths ! :)
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Screenie.  Don't worry about it.  Things happen.

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