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  1. #11


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    What about your C: Drive. Do you stilll have a lot of space available ? if you do then you can shrink C: Drive for around 10~15 GB then expand with 4GB currently available. Here's the system specs and take a look at mine:

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    Last edited by topgundcp; 01 Jun 2015 at 20:45.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1


    Ok, so I managed to shrink my C drive down by 7GB, but now, when I try to shrink it more, it says "There is not enough space available on the disk(s) to complete this operation", even though I have 21 GB of free space.
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  3. #13


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    Your C: Drive is fragmented so Windows can only see the continous available space ~7GB. You need to run defrag to consolidate all free space then try to shrink again. However, you only have 21GB on C: drive left, I would not shrink it any further because you'll run out of space on C: unless you do some cleaning.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    Your C: Drive is fragmented so Windows can only see the continous available space ~7GB. You need to run defrag to consolidate all free space then try to shrink again. However, you only have 21GB on C: drive left, I would not shrink it any further because you'll run out of space on C: unless you do some cleaning.
    How do use the defrag command?
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  5. #15


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    Open This PC, Right click on C: Drive->Properties->Tools->Optimize
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  6. #16


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1


    Ok, so I defragmented my C: drive, but I still can't shrink it. Is there else I need to do?
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  7. #17


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    You might have to use third party software to shrin it.
    Download: Bootable Partition Manger | MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable Edition
    Burn it to a CD/USB using: Rufus - Create bootable USB then boot up from it.
    then right click on C->Move/Resize.
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  8. #18


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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    you can only shrink a drive so small
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  9. #19


    Turning "Hibernate" off can give you few more GBs free on C: partition. Windows are really unhappy without at least 10 - 15% of free disk space, 25% are really sweet spot.
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  10. #20


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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    at preset he has 100GB with 20GB free (20%) and windows refuses to shrink the drive.. (understandable)
    He needs to copy some of those files to another DATA drive or purchase a bigger storage drive.. He is at his limit already..

    Or instead of shrinking C:\ > he should think about expanding it to use all available space
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