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On my HDD I have a 500GB partition of vista 64-bit and another of win 7 64-bit.both have about 200gb free... i have a Sony tunerCard which has driversupport in only XP so i was gunna install xp... BUT i have no room... what i want to do is shrink both partitions about 100gb each so i have some room for my ps3 recordings

Are there any programs which can shrink my partitions? i DO NOT want to format as i have a bunch of stuff that would take forever to back up.

Thanks -kill

EDIT: Both actually have about 300 free sorry
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Reformat. Only way.
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You won't be able to do it with losing 1 of your OS's. In disk management you would change your drive to a dynamic disk and then it would allow you to shrink the partitions. Again, you can't do this without losing an OS. But tbh, you really don't need the Vista x64 partition. windows 7 is essentially the same thing expect 983498012347 times better.

Edit: another suggestion would be to run XP in a Virtual Environment.
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Edit: another suggestion would be to run XP in a Virtual Environment.
tried... it doesnt like it( works but barely)

On the dynamic thing will it still keep my data or will it format the partition?
I want to keep all my data
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Then I'd suggest moving the data you want on the vista partition to the windows 7 partition. After this, install XP over the vista partition.
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