Shrink or Reduce Partition Size in Windows 7
If your want to install a second OS on your computer and need to create space for it by shrinking the current windows partition, then you can do so from within Windows, with great ease. Before you try shrinking the partition, it is very important that you first defragment the drive you want to resize (which can be done by right clicking on the Drive letter, e.g. C, and then selecting properties from the popup menu, and then click on tools and then click on defragment now).
To start the disk management tool for Windows, go to the start menu and type partition in the search box. Click on the first link that says Create and partition hard drive as shown below.
Now once the partition / disk manager has started
right click on the drive letter you want to shrink and choose Shrink Volume
Wait till the shrink process gets over, you should now be able to see empty unallocated space, beyond the Windows partition, as shown below
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