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#1 spngbobis4me

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 07:42 PM

I want to run two separate drives from the same windows. I want to have all of my personal stuff on one
disc and my business on the other disc, but still just running one windows from one hard drive. What is the best way to do this?

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#2 cryptodan

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 07:45 PM

Not possible unless you want to have the following directory format:

c:\program files - for business

and

d:\personal programs

Also what is this purpose? A business machine should be kept separate from a personal one. Using a Business machine as a personal one can lead to possible client data leakage through malware.

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 11:24 PM

I want to be able to sign in either under my name or the business name and have the files separated? Is this possible?

Edited by spngbobis4me, 05 July 2012 - 11:25 PM.


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Posted 06 July 2012 - 07:04 AM

No that is not possible under Windows, however, it is possible under Unix/Linux.

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 07:13 AM

Unless I don't understand the question yes, of course it's possible. Use one drive or partition for Windows (this will by your System Drive) and put everything else on one or more different drives or partitions. Windows will see all of the drives / partitions on the system.

Edited by Allan, 06 July 2012 - 07:15 AM.


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Posted 06 July 2012 - 09:23 AM

What he wants to do is have 2 accounts and have two separate program files. One for his business applications and business username, and one for his personal applications under his personal username.

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 10:16 AM

Ahhh. If that's the case you are certainly correct. However, it goes without saying that he can have just one account and still separate his business data from his personal data on different drives.

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 12:25 PM

FWIW: He could also just dual-boot two versions of Windows on different drives/partitions...if he really wants to have everything on the same system, but not mingle home with work.

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