I'm trying to shrink my primary Windows partition because I want to create a partition to install Linux Mint on. Well, when I go into the Windows Disk Manager and try to shrink the partition, it doesn't let me shrink it more than 32MB. I need quite a bit more space than that. After a little research, I figured it's probably because I have an immovable MFT file in my partition. I was wondering if there was a way for me to get around that so I can free up more space to shrink with. I've disabled System Restore, Hibernation, and the page file. After defragging, I had 200MB of space available to shrink with. That's not much of a step up. I also want to try to avoid third-party applications unless they're basically guaranteed to work. I've heard some horror stories about third-party partitioners completely ruining systems.