I have a partition on my computer, I don't want to get rid of it, but I was wondering if there was a way that I can make the partitioned space smaller?

Thanks in advance

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There are ways, using various software, such as Partition Magic.

There is real danger in doing this though. Make sure you have a complete backup of your data, and your install disks ready though if something goes wrong while doing the conversion.

If it were me, I would make a backup, and then do a re-install, and make the new partitions at the OS level instead of using a partition tool.



Hey, have you solved your problem?

You have to inform the "Operating System" running on your computer first??

And 2 solutions for you.

1. Solve it with Microsoft built-in "Disk Management", but this has limitation, you can only extend/shrink system partition with the contiguous partition.

2. Use a 3rd partition magic software to help you.

You can check more details here:

Edited by Ezzaral: Promotional link removed.

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Only windows 7 is able to shrink a partition without the use of 3rd party software and this thread is in the Windows NT / 2000 / XP section.

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