Currently Being ModeratedApr 30, 2012 3:04 AM (in response to Pearljamluvr)
Disk space is not memory, fwiw
Best, take my advice, use Paragon CampTune $20 to resize the partition sizes
Currently Being ModeratedApr 30, 2012 5:09 PM (in response to The hatter)
Is there any other way to do it without spending $20?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 1, 2012 8:57 PM (in response to Pearljamluvr)
The only other way is to erase the Windows partition and start over.
You have about the bare minimum partition size for Windows with 26 gigs now so a few extra taken back wouldn't really help much. You only have 9 gigs free space available so in theory you could only take away 6 gigs or so and still leave enough room for the OS to work.
You need to have an extra 15%~ of extra space (on any OS) for any updates or installers to expand and install the software, they could take up to twice to three times as much room to expand from the original installer file.
If you need more room then you may want to look at maybe a larger main HD, (especially if it's the original drive, gettin old) an external HD or even a USB stick for the extra room you need. A 32 gig USB thumb drive is around $30 now, (on sale) way more capacity then you would get back from the trouble of repartitioning.
My 2 cents worth anyway........
Currently Being ModeratedMay 1, 2012 9:08 PM (in response to Jaygyver)
Thank you Jaygyver! I didn't know any of that so that helps a lot. I hate Windows but I have no choice but to run it for one program. I think it would probably be a good idea to get a bigger, better hard drive. Probably wouldn't hurt to have a 32 GB thumb too. I had no idea they were so inexpensive. I just bought a 2 TB hard drive (Western Digital) for only $125 and I love it.
Thanks again everyone for all of your help!
Currently Being ModeratedMay 1, 2012 10:08 PM (in response to Pearljamluvr)
The only issue I have with a Thumb drive on a laptop is the way it sticks out into harms way if used on anything other than a desk.
You might look into just getting a short USB cable and connect the cable to the Laptop and the USB drive to the other end of the cable, that way it has a much shorter connector at the laptop for any possible "accidents". Just lay the drive on the laptop usually works.
I don't remember if you need an "A to A" or "A to B" type ends on the cable but if your in the store just check them out while your there.
I get extremely nervous when my wife use's her USB WiFi dongle on her old iBook, sticks out at least 3 inches'!
Currently Being ModeratedMay 2, 2012 3:21 PM (in response to Jaygyver)
That's a good point. I actually found one on Amazon that is as small as a quarter. But I think your smart to suggest using a cord if I am going to move my laptop. Better to be safe than sorry. Thanks again! You don't happen to know anything about my iCloud/Address Book/ Mail with invitation attachments discussion do you?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 2, 2012 3:23 PM (in response to Jaygyver)
Here's the link...https://discussions.apple.com/message/18259520#18259520
Currently Being ModeratedMay 2, 2012 6:37 PM (in response to Pearljamluvr)
Thankfully I haven't had issues with other items yet, knock on wood, so I sure don't, BUT.....
Being a "user to user" forum it's just a matter of finding someone that had the same issue.
If you haven't done a seach yet don't forget about that.......Good luck.......