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#1 bryan5255

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Posted 03 January 2015 - 02:54 AM

I just got a new computer with windows 8.1 and when it installed windows the partitions it created was roughly 100G in the C drive with the OS there as well. The D drive has roughly 900G and has nothing in it. I know it's a good idea to keep your programs on a seperate partition than you OS in case of a virus, but is there any reason to have an extra  70G on the C drive?



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Posted 03 January 2015 - 03:16 PM

Hi

 

Short 'n' Sweet... Leave the 70 GB alone.

 

Windows needs at least 15% of drive free space to operate optimally.

 

You will also need room to install Windows 8 Updates and Apps, as well as allow for temporary installation files ETC.

 

 

 

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Posted 04 January 2015 - 11:01 AM

ya 70 gigs is okay



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Posted 04 January 2015 - 01:12 PM

Why did you need to install the operating system?

 

If this is a OEM computer, such as a Dell, Gateway, HP, etc. it should have had the operating system already installed.


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Posted 06 January 2015 - 04:12 PM

@dc3

 

I don't think the OP has to install Windows 8.1.

 

I think the OP is just concerned with 70GB of free space on the Windows 8.1 left on the installation drive!

 

@bryan5255

 

Did this address your concerns?



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Posted 06 January 2015 - 04:20 PM

@old rocker

 

I just got a new computer with windows 8.1 and when it installed windows 

 

This is what I was asking about.  If this is a OEM computer, why would Windows need to be installed?


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Posted 06 January 2015 - 05:12 PM

I see dc3 concerns,if it is OEM wouldn't the operating system be on the 1 terabyte hard drive.It looks like he says he's got two partitions with the system on 100gig. drive.I am curious myself.






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