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HDD Partitioning Help
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November 28, 2009
11:29 AM
Obajoshi
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Need some advice,

Say I have a new harddrive, 500 gigs. What is the best way to partition it so it can run efficiently?
Should I put the programs together with the windows partition(‘C’ drive) or should that partition be strictly for windows?

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Adios.

November 28, 2009
4:47 PM
amnesia
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I say keep C drive for windows only. That way if something goes wrong with C drive and you need to reinstall windows, you won't loose any files or documents.

November 28, 2009
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I would make Windows + Programs on one partition, and user data on the other.  Keep in mind when Windows Vista/7 are installed, they take up all but one possible partition, so you can only make one extra.

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November 28, 2009
6:23 PM
amnesia
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Yeah, what Locutus said. I was meaning keep the installation file on another partition.

@ Locutus

What do you mean by “they take up all but one possible partition, so you can only make one extra”? I put 3 partitions on vista.

edit, this page has gone funny, words are cut off.

November 28, 2009
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See how Disc 0 (Windows Vista) has 4 partitions, only one made by me?  I had just assumed that it was like that for everybody.  Then again, I guess I can make 2 partitions for Windows 7, so disregard.

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November 28, 2009
9:22 PM
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i understand what your saying now. Yes your right, 4 primary partitions. or you can have 3 primary partitions and  a extended partition.

November 28, 2009
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Yeah,  I was thinking that my computer came with three=Windows comes with three, with a max possible of 4.

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