How to add more memory to Windows 10 with dual boot?

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    I have a Windows 7 and Windows 10 dual boot, but Windows 10 only has 25 GB of storage, and Windows 7 has 93 GB free, so how can I add about 20 GB into Windows 10 from Windows 7?
     
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    You could shrink a partition and move the other (using better-featured partitioning software than Windows's), but it's relatively a big hassle...

    Another option would be to use Unix-style mounts to make any folder of a NTFS file system become in reality another partition, but even this has its problems, mainly that not every program likes them
     
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    Thanks for the suggestion, can you link me to a guide for the first option?
     
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    Open diskpart, select the volume you want to shrink ("list volumes" then "select volume x"), then type "shrink desiredsize=<size in MB>" and then select the other volume and type "extend".
     
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    In Windows 10 or 7
     
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    Shouldn't matter.
     
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    Ok, i'll do it now, thx!

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    DISKPART> shrink desiredsize=10000

    The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    For more information on the command type: HELP SHRINK
     
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    Can diskpart expand backwards, now??

    If it does, just do what 0x40 says and ignore my "using better tools"; if it doesn't, create a cd/usb of http://gparted.org/livecd.php which should be able to do it :)
     
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    On my old GParted, when I use it, I select default settings and it says something about cpu0 and a node
     
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    Eh, without seeing the complete error it's a little hard to guess the cause - but I would imagine wrong architecture or the need to add a boot argument to compensate for a buggy chipset
     
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    I think it was the wrong architecture, im downloading a new one now
     
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    Is it necessary to tell them to use command prompt instead of using the GUI packaged with Windows? No offense, OP, but from your question I imagine you're not that versed in computers. Shrinking and extending partitions is rather simple to do. I've never had to do it with two OS drives, but I've had no problems doing it otherwise.

    Go to Disk Management (search in Control Panel or start menu), select your partition with free space, right click and shrink. Select your partition that you want more space on, right click and extend.
     
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    I know it can for regular volumes, not sure about system volumes
     
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    I tried, but the extend option is blanked out

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    It can't

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    Gparted is working, in the middle of using it
     
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    Sorry, I think it's just "desired" instead of "desiredsize."

    Then I think you have to move the entire system partition so that the free space is to the right of it using gparted.
     
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    Once I made the new 10 gb how do I add it to the 25 already made In GParted

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    Oh....

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    Once I made the new 10 gb how do I add it to the 25 already made In GParted

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    Look at the image, extend is blanked out
     

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