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chavellas
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New DELL Inspiron 15 7000 denies to shrink windows installation hard disk drive

I've got a new Inspiron 15 a couple of days ago with the following configuration:

Intel core  i7 7700HQ cpu

16GB DDR4

512GB SSD (bios reports M.2 PCIe ssd-0) -- no other hard drive

Graphics card NVidia Geforce GTX 1050 Ti

Screen resolution 3840 x 2160

My problem is that I cannot split the hard disk into 2 partitions nor can i shrink the partition on which windows is installed from within windows. I used both the windows gui (disk management) and the command line program diskpart.

Does anyone have any idea?

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Saltgrass
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RE: New DELL Inspiron 15 7000 denies to shrink windows installation hard disk drive

It sounds like you might have a 7567 Gaming system.  If so, Windows will shrink a partition if it can. I would not recommend using a third party utility to shrink it since problems could happen and you might lose the system.

If you need another partition, you should have an option to place a 2.5 inch drive in the system for that.

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XPS 2720, Inspiron 17 7779, Inspiron 15 7567, XPS 13 9365, Inspiron 1545, TB16 Dock

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