1. UniZebra's Avatar
    I recently bought a Surface Book and I'm trying to create a second partition via the Windows' native Disk Management but for some reason when I want to shrink the original Partition even though there's enough space I get the following error:
    "There Is Not Enough Space Available on the Disk(s) to Complete This Operation"
    Does anyone know how to solve this problem?
    05-07-2017 09:55 PM
  2. davidhk129's Avatar
    I recently bought a Surface Book and I'm trying to create a second partition via the Windows' native Disk Management but for some reason when I want to shrink the original Partition even though there's enough space I get the following error:
    "There Is Not Enough Space Available on the Disk(s) to Complete This Operation"
    Does anyone know how to solve this problem?
    This may not be the answer to your problem.

    Win 10's own disk management is a little limited in functionality.
    I use Partition Wizard Mini Tool. I recommend it 100%.

    https://www.partitionwizard.com/free...n-manager.html

    Whenever I had problem with partition, I use Partition Wizard. It always managed to get the job done.
    UniZebra likes this.
    05-07-2017 10:51 PM
  3. UniZebra's Avatar
    Thanks I tried it but it didn't help either
    05-07-2017 11:31 PM
  4. midnightfrolic's Avatar
    You can try Partition Magic or Acronis
    05-07-2017 11:32 PM
  5. davidhk129's Avatar
    Thanks I tried it but it didn't help either
    May I see a screenshot of your disk management ?
    05-08-2017 12:06 AM
  6. UniZebra's Avatar
    May I see a screenshot of your disk management ?
    screenshot-2-.jpg
    05-08-2017 01:10 AM
  7. davidhk129's Avatar
    I apologize.
    I am not familiar with Bit-locked encrypted partition.

    This is what I would do if my main partition is not bit-locker encrypted......

    Remove the R partition volume ( the one with 1020 MB ) > extend it back to main partition C: > then do the Shrink procedure .
    Last edited by davidhk129; 05-08-2017 at 08:38 AM.
    05-08-2017 08:00 AM
  8. UniZebra's Avatar
    Thanks nonetheless
    05-08-2017 03:07 PM
  9. worwig's Avatar
    I wonder if it only works if you remove encryption first.
    05-09-2017 09:44 AM
  10. davidhk129's Avatar
    I wonder if it only works if you remove encryption first.
    It will if encryption is removed.
    05-09-2017 09:47 AM
  11. matt john2's Avatar
    Also make sure to run it as an admin
    05-09-2017 09:51 AM
  12. davidhk129's Avatar
    Also make sure to run it as an admin
    The OP knew that as he had already tried the disk management option which requires user to have admin privileges.
    05-09-2017 10:51 AM
  13. davidhk129's Avatar
    I recently bought a Surface Book and I'm trying to create a second partition via the Windows' native Disk Management but for some reason when I want to shrink the original Partition even though there's enough space I get the following error:
    "There Is Not Enough Space Available on the Disk(s) to Complete This Operation"
    Does anyone know how to solve this problem?
    If you are interested in removing the bitlocker encryption to your C drive and you are not sure how to, here is a tutorial for it :

    How to Turn On or Off BitLocker for Operating System Drive in Windows 10

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...dows-10-a.html
    05-09-2017 01:18 PM
  14. UniZebra's Avatar
    Thanks everyone for your suggestions.
    The problem was not Bitlocker since I tried the same process with Bitlocker off/suspended too. I had to to use a third party software called "Paragon Hard Disk Manager" to create the second partition.
    davidhk129 and midnightfrolic like this.
    05-09-2017 07:41 PM
  15. davidhk129's Avatar
    Congratulations.
    You have the problem sorted.
    UniZebra likes this.
    05-09-2017 08:58 PM

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