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Windows 7: Looking for a Backup Setup

16 Jan 2012   #31

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Infinite View Post
But if I look at the ISO Files through WinRAR, they are not the same as an OS pre-installed?

Oh and I forgot to mention, I need my Steam/Steam Games on another Partition (about 30GB used - will need 130GB approx), where do you recommend I move these?
A burned DVD of the ISO is identical to a store-bought installation disc. What more do you want?

Your new data drive (A or whatever letter you gave it) is the likely candidate for a games partition, since it has the most available free space---but do games even have to be on a separate partition?? I don't know.

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16 Jan 2012   #32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

Well it's preferable on another Drive, downloading 30GB of game data with a 10MB/s internet speed -.-

If I reinstall I have to redownload all the games which will take a long time plus my progress won't be lost.
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16 Jan 2012   #33

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

Also, here is my last question. If I were to get an/a few Ext. HDD, how would it function?

Could I keep the Images/Backups on there instead of on the PC and use the other Data Space for something else?

How would you suggest I sort my partitioning out if I get 2/3 Ext. HDD's?
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16 Jan 2012   #34

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Infinite View Post
Also, here is my last question. If I were to get an/a few Ext. HDD, how would it function?

Could I keep the Images/Backups on there instead of on the PC and use the other Data Space for something else?

How would you suggest I sort my partitioning out if I get 2/3 Ext. HDD's?
There is effectively no difference between internal and external other than the obvious. Access to the external will be slower since data has to travel through the slower USB connection.

I would not use a different partition scheme just because it was external. One partition per drive would normally be fine. They have these wonderful things called folders. Check 'em out.

No need to get more than 1 external unless you need more space.
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