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as i have a raid 0 setup with my two 500gb i dont need all that space, cause all the movies are on my external atm...
any instructions on how to short-stroke on windows vista ultimate?
 

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Are you going to reinstall the OS?
 

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nope, i dont want to re-install the os, not now too trouble some
i cant do it without re-installing?
 

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You can try shrinking your partition down using the windows disk management tool and then deleting the extra space so that it becomes unallocated.

Note: that if you have two partitions you'll probably only be able to shrink the one furthest to the right in the disk management tool.

So, if you only have 1 partition (C:\\) then you're all good.

If you have C:\\ and D:\\ for example, you'll probably only be able to shrink D:\\ down and then delete all the space after D:\\ so that it becomes unallocated disk space.
 

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because they are raid i only have one partition but i cant seem to find that tool so i can shrink the space
 

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thanks a lot for that, so the max i was able to shrink was to bring my drives up to 500gb which is half the size of a raid, can i undo this if i want to?
 

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You can't undo, but you can extend the partition.

Also if Vista disk manager can't do something, use GParted (Live CD).
 

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ohh yes i found it that i can extend my partition again... if i format the driver will it stay shrinked?
 
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