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    <div class="moz-cite-prefix">Hi,<br>
      Every so often I get a computer with windows on it, and I resize
      the windows partition for the person, so they can run their
      Windows only apps.<br>
      I have never once had an issue.  But really, most of the time, I
      only use Windows to update the BIOS.<br>
      And then the next thing I do is install a flavour of Ubuntu. 
      Usually Lubuntu, but sometimes Xubuntu.<br>
      <br>
      That said, I never use the Windows partitioner.  I manually
      partition the system inside the LiveCD.  Windows has always
      "worked" during those times.  Usually, though it is better to
      reinstall Windows so you get a fresh registry.  Though the newer
      NT based versions seem to handle things a bit better, they always
      seem to get slower, and full of viruses after they have been used
      for somewhere around a year.<br>
      <br>
      Most of the 'broken' computers I get have windows issues.  I had
      one that the sound wasn't working, and the DVD drive no longer
      functioned (in windows).  I simply booted a live CD (yes the drive
      did work), and voila... everything was working.<br>
      <br>
      <br>
      On 10/03/2014 08:15 PM, "J. Van Brimmer" wrote:<br>
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cite="mid:CAATz4nYu3fJXgNoxkEh9pDWs=PNyjbdhReNLYm1wNuRCZ0aAzg@mail.gmail.com"
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          style="font-family:tahoma,sans-serif;font-size:small;color:#000000">Yeah,
          I understand that it's a loaded question. I was just wondering
          if anyone here had tried it before. After I get my DVD images
          complete and tested, I'm going to try it.</div>
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        <div class="gmail_quote">On Fri, Oct 3, 2014 at 5:30 PM, Andre
          Rodovalho <span dir="ltr"><<a moz-do-not-send="true"
              href="mailto:andre.rodovalho@gmail.com" target="_blank">andre.rodovalho@gmail.com</a>></span>
          wrote:<br>
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              <div>Nobody will answer you for sure. Even if you contact
                Windows support... Give it a try. If you have any
                problems, you restore that. Better now that you have
                nothing on your Windows than later...</div>
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              <div>PS: Windows 7 requires 20GB for 64bits architecture.</div>
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              <div class="gmail_quote">2014-10-03 20:26 GMT-03:00 "J.
                Van Brimmer" <span dir="ltr"><<a
                    moz-do-not-send="true"
                    href="mailto:jerry.vb@gmail.com" target="_blank">jerry.vb@gmail.com</a>></span>:<br>
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                          style="font-family:tahoma,sans-serif;font-size:small;color:#000000">It
                          has a 500Gb hard drive, but the "C" partition
                          was only about 460Gb. When I ran the
                          Partitoner from inside Windows, it would only
                          shrink "C" down to 226Gb. </div>
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                          style="font-family:tahoma,sans-serif;font-size:small;color:#000000">I
                          just now booted up a Lubuntu live 14.04 disc
                          and ran Gparted from inside Lubu. <span>Gparted</span>
                          says I can shrink "C" down to 36.6 Gb minimum.
                          But, I have no problem leaving it at 100 Gb. I
                          just want to know, if I shrink it down below
                          the 226 Gb boundary set by the Windows
                          partitioner, will it clobber Windows? Will I
                          have to factory restore the system just to
                          have a running windows?</div>
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                          style="font-family:tahoma,sans-serif;font-size:small;color:#000000">I
                          am tempted to just wipe the whole disc, but I
                          thought if I can shrink "C" down to 100 Gb,
                          I'd leave it there.</div>
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                            <div class="gmail_quote">On Fri, Oct 3, 2014
                              at 2:40 PM, Aere Greenway <span dir="ltr"><<a
                                  moz-do-not-send="true"
                                  href="mailto:Aere@dvorak-keyboards.com"
                                  target="_blank">Aere@dvorak-keyboards.com</a>></span>
                              wrote:<br>
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                                      <div>On 10/03/2014 11:30 AM, "J.
                                        Van Brimmer" wrote:<br>
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                                            style="font-family:tahoma,sans-serif;font-size:small;color:rgb(0,0,0)">Hello,<br>
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                                            style="font-family:tahoma,sans-serif;font-size:small;color:rgb(0,0,0)">I
                                            have just acquired a "new"
                                            refurbished Lenovo X140e
                                            netbook. tI has Windows 7
                                            Pro on it. The first thing I
                                            did after booting it up was
                                            to go into Partition
                                            Management to shrink the C
                                            partition to make room for
                                            Lubuntu. I was shocked to
                                            discover that the partition
                                            manager would only shrink C
                                            by 50%. So, I went ahead and
                                            did that.<br>
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                                            style="font-family:tahoma,sans-serif;font-size:small;color:rgb(0,0,0)">Then,

                                            I booted up a live CD of
                                            Gparted. Gparted says I can
                                            shrink C way down a lot
                                            more. I don't remember how
                                            far it was, but it was way
                                            down, less than 100 GB. <br>
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                                            style="font-family:tahoma,sans-serif;font-size:small;color:rgb(0,0,0)">Can

                                            I safely follow Gparted's
                                            recommendation and not
                                            impact Winbroke? I am not
                                            too terribly worried about
                                            it though. I am going to
                                            create a restore image DVD,
                                            but I just thought I'd ask
                                            to see if anyone has any
                                            experience on this before I
                                            get started. <br>
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                                            style="font-family:tahoma,sans-serif;font-size:small;color:rgb(0,0,0)">Thanks,<br
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                                          -- <br>
                                          ->Jerry<- </div>
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                                  Jerry:<br>
                                  <br>
                                  I once had a Windows partition that I
                                  re-sized way down to a size that
                                  seemed reasonable at the time.  It
                                  seemed reasonable because I only use
                                  that system for testing.  <br>
                                  <br>
                                  A year or so later, that system was
                                  in-trouble because of insufficient
                                  space.  <br>
                                  <br>
                                  The culprit?  The space was used up by
                                  the multitude of Windows updates.  <br>
                                  <br>
                                  I had to re-size the Windows partition
                                  to a larger size to rescue the system
                                  (which involved resizing and even
                                  moving my Linux partitions).  <br>
                                  <br>
                                  So by word of experience, in re-sizing
                                  a Windows partition, be sure to leave
                                  it room to install the many necessary
                                  Windows updates.  On Windows 7 and
                                  above, it also creates a restore-point
                                  whenever you install anything, and
                                  those restore-points take up disk
                                  space as well.  <br>
                                  <br>
                                  I do recommend keeping your Windows
                                  partition around (and usable) if you
                                  have one.  Over the years, there have
                                  been many cases where I was glad I
                                  saved it for those occasional things
                                  that won't run on Linux, or for which
                                  Linux has no practical alternative.  <br>
                                  <br>
                                  Linux has been very reliable in
                                  re-sizing all of my Windows
                                  partitions.  In over 10 years of
                                  experience, it only failed once, and
                                  in that case, there may have been disk
                                  errors in the Windows partition.  So
                                  make sure you do a disk check of the
                                  Windows partition before re-sizing
                                  it.  <br>
                                  <br>
                                  Beware that on Windows 8, it may leave
                                  its partition in a 'suspend'
                                  (hibernate) state, so re-sizing it
                                  could give you problems.  <br>
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