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I am trying to partition my SSD (C:) so i can install Ubuntu on it. I have a 256 SSD, so i wanted maybe 20 gigs for it.

When i try and shrink the volume, i get this:



Now seeing as my SSD is only 50% free, this seems like a bit of a small number

Any thing i can do to increase the size?
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post #2 of 5
"You can not shrink....."
I'd look for solutions online for this message some files might be blocking windows from shrink the drive any smaller.

Also try 3rd part software like partitionmagic.
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subbed. cannot shrink my 500g cav black <> c:\ further than that. maybe the hibernation files?
Edited by Tadaen Sylvermane - 7/28/13 at 9:16am
 
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subbed. cannot shrink my 500g cav black <> c:\ further than that. maybe the hibernation files?

Have you tried defragging first? If that doesn't do the trick, EaseUS Partition Master Free has always worked for me so far.
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Figured it out guys, i had Acronis's recovery partition activated, which installs at the end of the SSD. Disabled it and i could shrink it furthur.
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