You got a monster out there, right? Huh, so thinking that you could shrink your primary partition of more than 100 gigs to another secondary drive so as to back up your music files and private docs. It’s possible to extract certain GB of your drive whether it contains even the OS- Vista.
With Vista’s inbuilt GUI feature for shrinking and extending hard disk partition is possible. Alternatingly, you can go with commnadline option to do things.
Here’s the complete visual guide to how to re-partition or shrink the Hard disk drive in Windows Vista.
- Shrinking a Partition in Windows Vista/2008 I : Read before you Act
- Shrinking a partition by using the GUI : Shrinking a Partition in Windows Vista/2008 – Part II
- Shrinking a partition by using the command line : Shrinking a Partition in Windows Vista/2008 – Part III
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