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Sting Ray
25-08-2009, 07:41 PM
hey Im new to this site, any one help with my problem?

I have a Vista Home Pre HP laptop and Im wanting to partition my hdd so I can install another os on it,
but when i go to disk management, right click on my C volume, and select shrink volume i can only shrink it 11376MB. Im wanting to allocate half my hdd to my other os but i only can do 11GB

25-08-2009, 07:43 PM
Welcome to PF1 Sting Ray

How big is your existing hard drive and how full is it?

Sting Ray
25-08-2009, 08:03 PM
sorry for replying late

hdd is 250GB and its 22.5GB full

also I just have installed a fresh copy of vista so i havnt put my data (documents etc) back on so all thats on my hdd is the Vista os and hp software

25-08-2009, 08:20 PM
If you use Easeus Parition Manager (http://www.partition-tool.com/download.htm) you don't need to worry about that, it will take care of everything.

Sting Ray
25-08-2009, 08:34 PM
hey thanks for your help, iv been mucking around on google for ages

25-08-2009, 09:52 PM
The reason it cannot go any further is because there are important system files that are unmovable there.

I suggest you backup your data before you do anything.

And keep your Vista CD handy, you may have to perform a startup repair if you are unlucky!