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jasomo_somoit
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Repartition C: of my 1TB disk

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Hi

I just have received my new Inspiron 15 5559 laptop.

It comes with a 1TB drive with some recovery and System partitions and a single big NTFS partition for C: (Windows 10).

I would like to resize the C: partition to 128GB maximum but the disk management shrink option only allows me to shrink 450GB more or less...

My plan is to defrag C: and try again. If that does not work, use a 3rd party tool to resize the partition.

Taking into account that can be dangerous:

1- In case this process damages the C: partition, could I use the recovery partition to set the laptop as it came from Factory?

2- Is it neccesary to perform a previous step?

3- In case i get the partition correctly partitioned to 128GB, could I still use the recovery partition to set the laptop as it came from Factory but with the new partition configuration?

4- Please, any advises or steps I should do on this procedure?

Thanks in advance!

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syokosan
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RE: Repartition C: of my 1TB disk

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There is a great limitation of the system's built-in disk management tool in shrinking Windows partition and you could try to use third-party tools to solve the issue. But you'd better to back up the data before shrinking. You can follow the detailed steps to do that.

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syokosan
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RE: Repartition C: of my 1TB disk

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There is a great limitation of the system's built-in disk management tool in shrinking Windows partition and you could try to use third-party tools to solve the issue. But you'd better to back up the data before shrinking. You can follow the detailed steps to do that.

jasomo_somoit
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RE: Repartition C: of my 1TB disk

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Thanks syokosan!

I finally got the issue solved by this procedure:

http://somoit.net/windows/windows-cannot-shrink-volume-unmovable-files