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Thread: problem installing along win8

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2013

    problem installing along win8

    I know i have well over 100gb of space , but disk management will not let me shrink the c drive partition to create a partition for the ubuntu installtion, microsoft tech support would gladly help for 100$,just wondering if anyone here can help instead.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Quebec, Canada
    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: problem installing along win8

    You can't shrink the Windows partition inside Windows, because it's currently in use.

    I would suggest booting with a LiveCD of a partition editor. GParted, maybe - someone might confirm this.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Chicago Suburbs
    Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: problem installing along win8

    Windows Disk Cleanup tool to houseclean
    defrag at least twice
    #Partitioning generally better
    Windows Vista - partition your hard drive using Disk Management, if XP use Gparted
    25GB at an absolute minimum

    Older on Vista, but many of the same issues.
    Some of the Windows third party tools may work. Gparted also may work but a few have had issues.
    After any NTFS partition size change it needs to reboot and run chkdsk and make other fixes.

    Do you also have the 4 primary partition limit issue?
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair - Updated Mar 2015:
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