I got my hands on Windows 7 Ultimate RTM at a Microsoft conference in Seattle this afternoon and wanted to give it a whirl on one of my HP laptops.
The laptop has a 250gb drive. 220 is allocated to the C:\ partition and the rest is allocated to an HP recovery volume.
Vista has a great little utility in Disk Management that allows you to shrink partitions if you have enough space available. I have around 120gb free on the 220gb C:\ partition.
However, when I run the 'Shrink Volumes' Wizard it tells me I can only shrink it by 11gb.
I have disabled hibernation and pagefile as well as System Restore. I made sure that the pagefile, hibernation file, and system restore points have been deleted.
I ran a defrag using Auslogics disk defrag tool but the MFT appears to be holding up the show.
Will DiskTune allow me to move the MFT 'stuff' to an area on the disk that will make Vista happy enough to shrink the C:\ partition?
I'd really like to free up around 60gb for Windows 7.
Replies, tips, admonishments appreciated.
Thanks all in advance!