The Windows 7 Disk Management tool provides a simple interface for managing partitions and volumes. Here’s an easy way to shrink a volume to free up space so you can create a new partition on your disk.
To shrink a basic volume, simple volume, or a spanned volume:
1. Open the Disk Management console by typing diskmgmt.msc at an elevated command prompt.
2. In Disk Management, right-click the volume that you want to shrink, and then click Shrink Volume.
3. In the field provided in the Shrink dialog box, enter the amount of space by which to shrink the disk.
The Shrink dialog box provides the following information: More »