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#1 Livwell


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Posted 10 November 2010 - 10:39 PM

Hello everyone, I need help with a partition. I have just removed all three partitions on a Acer desktop so I can reload the OS and then upgrade to Win 7. The total size is 476000 meg a bytes. Should I make it the full size or make 2 partitions. In case I have to reload the system I would be able to move data to the second partition. Should I divide it in half and make 2 partitions with the letters c and ? Thanks if somebody caan help.

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 07:09 AM

Hi, the choice is yours ,there are many pro's and cons of using 2 partitions ,your reasons for having 2 are good reasons ,but i will say best place for important data is always backed up to DVD disks .
if the hard drive dies the data on the second partition will likely be inaccessible to you anyway ,if reason for reinstall is just a windows corruption then you would be ok to have the data on the second partition [that is the way i have mine setup ,but also have data on dvd's to be safe ].unless you have lots of data to store on the 2nd partition i would go with a 75%/25% split of the drive .

Edited by caperjac, 11 November 2010 - 07:10 AM.

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#3 hamluis



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Posted 11 November 2010 - 06:34 PM

I'd really suggest a larger hard drive...for the sake of storage space for backups and other things.

I dual-boot on this system and I created a 49GB partition for my Win 7 install...I have 2GB currently free and I store files on various other drives which I have attached.

If you upgrade...save the prior O/S...and then complete the install...I don't think you will have much room for flexibility with your current hard drive.


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