I am using Windows 7 Professional 64 bit.
Some time ago I added a new 2TB HDD to my machine, which I've not needed to use until now. It appears in Disk Management as Disk 1 Basic 1863.02 GB Online & in the right pane as 1863.02 Unallocated.
I know it needs to be partitioned & formatted to be able to use it & the new simple volume wizard will do that, hopefully.
I'm just not sure how many partitions of what size I should make at this stage or if 1 full size is the way to go & I can't see a way to allocate a System Reserved space which my other drive has, so have not continued.
The main use was to be for backup files, but I may need to install windows to it, & would like to make provision for that now if that's a sensible thing to do, as my currently in use hard drive has registry corruption issues at the moment that need attention once I have backups in place on this new drive.
My currently in use HDD appears as in attached file C drive snip.JPG 27.73KB 0 downloads
I think the partitioning & formatting must have happened automatically when I installed everything, which was a few years ago, as I can't remember the process at all... then again I often can't remember accurately!
Suggestions suitable for a beginner to follow would be much appreciated.
Thank you, regards, Vicki