I cloned my original hard drive to a smaller ssd. I then installed easeus partition manager the pro version.
the drives I have are shown in the attached, i used the partition manager to shrink the gpt drives down as some were large at 25 gb a drive yet had 23 gb free.
with the unallocated space that was left I had hoped to merge with the c drive currently thats at 60gb but the partition manage wont allow it and i am not sure why. I can create a new partition but 60 gb will not be enough on c for my programs. failing this i guess i could swap out my large hybrid drive and use that for windows instead.