On Thu, Aug 3, 2023 at 12:37 AM Michael Hennebry <hennebry@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:None of the hits I got from search made explicit that one
could shrink the C: partition even while it was in use.
They focused on getting around Windows shrink's liomitations.
From the list responses, I gather that one can
indeed srink the C: partition while it is in use.
I've been shrinking the Windows partition to make space for linux usingWindows Disk Management for years. There are caveats. See:
George N. White III
One thing I have noticed while on the subject of partitions , is that most partition systems leave some extra space unaccounted for. I free this up with gparted myself. I haven't used windows to shrink a partition for a while and I am sure it does the same thing. Windows reports some space but not all of it, while gparted does report all the space.
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