Laptop installation

Frans ketelaars at
Mon Apr 20 12:47:51 UTC 2009

On Mon, 20 Apr 2009 13:36:32 +0300, Avraham Hanadari wrote:

> I went to the Vista Computer Management / Disk Management. Disk
> properties are: Capacity 111 GB; Used 73.5 GB; Free 38.2 GB Disk shrink
> revealed 114472 mb on HD, but 0 mb available for shrinkage. I guess the
> swap file is there. At any rate, Im stopped.
> Any ideas? I could probably move some stuff elsewhere to free up space,
> but would it make any difference if an elastic (and invisible) swap file
> is there?

Here is the official guide from Microsoft: .
At the end it says:

You can also repartition hard disks with a third-party partitioning 
program. Several third-party manufacturers offer programs that allow you 
to repartition your hard disk without erasing data.

Googling shows many problems with Vista's shrink feature.

You can try the GParted Live CD from , 
though I guess the Ubuntu installer would also offer to do the shrinking 
of the Vista partition for you.

IMO Vista's shrink feature has very limited functionality. If Vista is 
running on a partition you can hardly expect it to move _everything_ to 
the 'front' of that mounted partition I think.

But Microsoft, in the above article, might have mentioned that the third-
party partitioning programs they mention offer (much) more 
functionality :)


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