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#1 Plumber

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Posted 09 July 2015 - 08:36 AM

Have a quick question,I have a dell Inspiron 3487 desktop and the hard drive is formatted GPT.Does this mean I will have to format my USB stick with Rufus to install 10 on my computer,Thank-you.



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Posted 09 July 2015 - 08:39 AM

Hi Plumber :)

Yes, you can use RUFUS set to create a bootable USB for GPT partition on a UEFI computer.

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Posted 09 July 2015 - 08:40 AM

Thank-you for your quick response.



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Posted 09 July 2015 - 08:44 AM

No problem, you're welcome :)

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Posted 11 July 2015 - 06:43 PM

Of course, you'll need a separate partition for Windows 10, though.


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Posted 12 July 2015 - 10:10 AM

Thanks,I have already created a seperate 50gig partition.



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Posted 13 July 2015 - 03:36 PM

That's not big enough.  Can you make it larger?  For Windows, anything less than 80 GB is asking for trouble.  There are so many functions native to Win10 that require a huge amount of maneuvering room.  Good things, like virtual machines (Hyper-V, which Wintard of PC World forums patiently sold me on some years ago), swap (a Linux term, but Windows uses the same idea, makes your programs run faster), recovery, restore points, recycle bins, lots of room needed so your OS will run happily.

 

Please, hard disks aren't so expensive now, and you can clone to a bigger drive prior to installation.  You will not like being cramped at 50GB.  I even feel cramped at 120 GB for XP.  But I don't store data on it.


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Posted 13 July 2015 - 03:45 PM

You can get a nice 1 TB mechanical drive for $50 nowadays!

 

If that's too much space, a 500 GB drive can be had for $35!


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Posted 13 July 2015 - 04:10 PM

Yeah, giga, they're selling them in LOTS in Ebay. I keep drooling over the selection of internal and external drives to be had.  Never can have too many.

 

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Posted 13 July 2015 - 04:25 PM

That's not big enough. Can you make it larger? For Windows, anything less than 80 GB is asking for trouble.


This isn't true. I run some of my Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64 VMs on a 25GB virtual HDD and they run just fine. It really depends on what you plan on doing with it. If Plumber just want to install Windows 10 and test a few standard programs, 40GB is more than enough to do so.

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Posted 13 July 2015 - 04:59 PM

Aura, if it's only 50GB he can't do virtual.  He can't do Virtual AND recovery, restore points, recycle bin: the latter's 10% default, do you really want to recommend he cut that, ESPECIALLY with a GPT drive?  It will be risky to run and slow as molasses.  So I'll just agree to disagree with you.


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Posted 13 July 2015 - 05:01 PM

I can install Windows 10 on a 30GB virtual hard drive right now if you want. Also, he can decide to allow only 5GB to the restore point, that's more than enough. As for the Recovery, he can just rollback or do a clean installation. So yes it's possible to run Windows 10 on a 40GB partition. There's no "I agree to disagree here". You disagree that it's not a good idea, but you cannot disagree that it's not possible.

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Posted 14 July 2015 - 04:20 PM

I created only 50gigs because I don't plan to give up 8.1 untill I have to.I just want to see the difference and experiment a little.You

have to understand that I am 68 years old and am not anywhere near being a techie.All I ever do on my computer is listen to music,

maybe download a video or two.I also keep most of my files on there backed up so I don't need a paper trail.Just want to have fun,I think 50gigs will suit me just fine but thanks for the replies.



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Posted 14 July 2015 - 04:21 PM

50GB will suit you just fine Plumber like I said, no need to worry about it :)

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Posted 14 July 2015 - 04:52 PM

Thank-you Aura






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