IMPORTANT LIFE ADVICE!
It is therefore desirable to shut down Windows normally, and not merely hibernate it, before proceeding to resize the Windows partition. Lest, of course, one corrupt the Windows partition on waking it so badly that it will no longer boot subsequently, and without even a restore CD to repair it.
Oh well. I was really fed up with Windows 10 anyway. (To wit: there seems to be a vast misunderstanding over who actually owns the machine.)
The good news: I write on an entirely separate computer, and have decent backups. I have met this discovery with stoicism and amusement. I was really only using Windows for gaming, and with (most!?) Steam games running on Ubuntu it hardly matters.
I have seen this circular argument about miracles one too many times.
Somewhere between an explanation and an apology
Nuclear weapons are one of America’s favorite idols.