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Adding Space to Another Partition

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1

    Adding Space to Another Partition


    I have dual-booted Windows 8.1 and Windows 7. I have managed to free up a significant amount of space on Windows 7 and was wondering if it's possible to add some of the freed space to my Windows 8.1 partition?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 15
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit


    How To Shrink & Extend Volumes Or Partitions in Windows 7

    But you should fully defragment your drive first, since the free space could be littered with file fragments which causes the shrink to not show a lot of space.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 66
    Windows 8.1


    I assume you mean each partition? Because since I split the HDD into two partitions I can only defrag one at a time.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 15
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit


    You only need to defragment the partition you want to shrink. The partition that will be expanded does not need to be defragmented.
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