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My C Hard drive is a simple volume and will not split.

Wondering if i can format or change my C drive to a primary partition (so it will split) or if i can install ubuntu straight onto my C Drive and keep Windows 7.

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closed as off topic by Geppettvs D'Constanzo, Jorge Castro, Mitch, James Aug 21 '12 at 1:22

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I do but when i click on it, the window "Querying Shrink Space" doesn't disapear and i end up having to close the program. Thanks for the suggestion though – Dean Aug 4 '12 at 17:39
I normally takes a while. How big is your Hard Drive? – Mitch Aug 4 '12 at 17:42
My HD is 281 GB Ill try again and I will leave it up for 20 mins. Hopefully it wont take that long though – Dean Aug 4 '12 at 17:46
To people voting to close this question: This is about getting the disk ready to install Ubuntu, so it's definitely on-topic for our site. – Eliah Kagan Aug 14 '12 at 21:33
How much free space do you actually have? that could speed up a "you can't" answer. – RobotHumans Aug 17 '12 at 2:38

Go to computer management. Right right click on the partition, and choose shrink. That will let you make room on your drive.

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You will then get a box asking you how much space you want to shrink. Choose the amount that you like, and click on Shrink.

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@Dean If this answered your question, you may mark this answer as accepted. – Mitch Aug 4 '12 at 18:01

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