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I've been fighting a free-space issue with a Microsoft HyperV client (a virtual machine) that was out of space on its System Reserved partition. The machine was running Windows 7, which may have been upgraded from an earlier version of Windows, since I think by default Windows 7 will reserve more than the 100Mb of space that was originally allocated.

In Disk Management, I was able to shrink the C: partition down, but could not expand the System Reserved partition. After a little poking around, I found a utility called MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition that allowed me to resize it. I rebooted the machine, it ran through some resizing stuff for about 10 minutes, then I was in business. Now the machine has enough space to allow me to run my backups against it, which is why I had to bother with it in the first place.

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