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#1 WannaBeTech

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Posted 13 October 2008 - 01:05 AM

What is a SAFE amount of GB's to allow a partition for the System? The HD in question is 160GB's. I am using Acronis for all this. I have ghosted the smaller 30GB HD into the 160GB HD, that had an original partition for system C: 9.77 and Storage D: 28.51GB. On the 160GB cloned HD it showed up as proportion amounts (I believe) 38.03GB and 111.01GB's, respectively.

Another thing I want to know is if the original 9.77GB dedicated amount for system is too small. The system was originally saying I was running out of space. I am thinking that applications that deploy need to be in the system partition, correct? They would not work on the storage, right? I thought that maybe perhaps I would enlarge the system partition, thus making the Storage smaller and this would solve the problem. Is this correct? But I know I already have a 160GB to compensate for all these questions. But this is for next time ;-)

Thank you guys, I appreciate your collaboration on these 5 questions.

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Posted 13 October 2008 - 03:09 AM

I have two partitions on my 200GB hdd, 20GB for the operating system, and the remainder for my files and non-Windows applications. This was done two years ago, and even with all of the updates and SP3 I still have 10B of free space on the partition with the OS. The non-Windows applications don't care where you put them, they will work just fine in the other partition.

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Posted 13 October 2008 - 10:38 AM

Thanks DC.




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