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#1 ltdave

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 05:54 PM

i just got a new Win10 laptop...

 

on my Win7 laptop, i have my hard drive partitioned with software in the C: portion and other files in the E: portion...

 

not knowing a thing about Win10 i dont know how to partition my hard drive prior to setting up the different software i need to load (printer drivers, Office, etc)...

 

im not very computer savvy so anything you can do to "dumb it down" would be appreciated...



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Posted 14 November 2017 - 12:09 PM

When Windows was installed the hdd/ssd was partitioned.  You shouldn't need to do anything other than install what ever third party applications you wish to run and then enjoy the computer.


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 12:38 PM

Are you reinstalling Windows 10 on the new laptop?

 

Do you often reinstall Windows?  If not there is no real reason to partition the drive to separate Windows from your Programs. 



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Posted 14 November 2017 - 03:12 PM

When Windows was installed the hdd/ssd was partitioned.  You shouldn't need to do anything other than install what ever third party applications you wish to run and then enjoy the computer.

 

 

Are you reinstalling Windows 10 on the new laptop?

 

Do you often reinstall Windows?  If not there is no real reason to partition the drive to separate Windows from your Programs. 

 

so, the new laptop has more than one address?  i.e. C: drive, D: drive, E: drive and theyre all separated?

 

no im not reinstalling Win10 on the laptop.  its already there...

 

i plan on leaving Windows where it is, and splitting the hard drive into 2 partitions.  one (C:) would have Windows and all of my other programs and one (D:?) for my files.  it has worked very very well on my Win7 system and Id like to do it with the new machine...



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Posted 15 November 2017 - 09:32 AM

Press the Windows key OS4o0pO.png  and the X key to open the Windows Power Menu.

 

Select Disk Management from the menu.

 

This will show you all of the existing partitions and their sizes.  Please either use the snipping tool or create a screenshot of this image and post it in your topic.

 

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Edited by dc3, 15 November 2017 - 09:36 AM.

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