Reduce the partition size in windows Vista

Sunday, December 07, 2008 Posted by Aman Jain

In previous versions of windows , during setup, you could allocate a limited amount of space for every drive.Once done , it would be inevitable to reduce the size of any partition if required .But in windows Vista , this can be feasibly done. Unlike previous windows versions , vista allows you to reduce the disk space of a particular drive as and when required .To do so :

1) Right Click the “My computer“ desktop icon and select “manage”

2) On the right pane Click “Disk Management”

3) Now right click on a particular drive and select the “Shrink Volume“ option from the context menu.

4) Enter the amount of space to be reduced in the respective box.

5) Once done click “Shrink”