My current windows installation got screwed but the files are fine. I want to install a new windows on a new partition. I thought about leaving 0 bytes free in the current installation partition and creating a new partition on the remaining space using Ubuntu live cd.
My problems are:
- Is it ok to leave 0 bytes free in the partition if I will never boot it again, only copy files off it?
- Even if its ok, will gparted shrink it to 0 bytes free without defrag? if it won't, how can I defrag it without booting windows?