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#1 LostThePlot

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Posted 02 April 2007 - 06:14 AM

My wife is a teacher and I have recently pruchased a 500GB external hard drive to take all of the pictures/documents etc that she needs for her work.

I was given an ipod Nano and new mobile phone as christmas/birthday presents.

I was wondering if it made sense to unistall the large programs that came with them and re-install them on the new E:\Drive. But I am not sure how that affects accounts I have set up ect.

In addition could I locate Spybot, Adaware, and AVG on there as well?

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#2 Budapest

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Posted 02 April 2007 - 06:24 AM

There shouldn't be a problem installing programs on your external drive.

One thing to remember though is that some programs, especially antivirus, are setup to run a system boot. This means that if your external HDD isn't plugged in you will get error messages. And programs like antivirus, which have real-time protection, need to access their files from time to time. So if you unplug your external HDD the program may not function correctly, which could leave you open to virus infection.

In my opinion, you would be better off leaving antivirus and other protection software on your internal drive, unless you plan to keep your external drive always plugged in. There should be no problem with any other programs.
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Posted 02 April 2007 - 06:29 AM

Unless the external hard drive uses eSATA it will be slower than an internal hard drive and that increases the loading time of programs.
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Posted 02 April 2007 - 06:29 AM

Thanks Budapest.




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