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Windows 7: Acer netbook-windows 7 and partitioning.


10 Nov 2012   #1

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Acer netbook-windows 7 and partitioning.

hi,

I have finally managed to set up an Acer netbook and have installed a new hard drive (160gb) and installed windows 7 on it...the thing I am wondering is if I need to partition the hard drive so that the operating system is in a different place...I tried to do this at the beginning of the install but it wouldn`t let me do that so at the moment I have everything on the same drive...does this matter ?

Hope somebody can help with this,

Thanks,

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10 Nov 2012   #2

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It will be fine having the operating system and your data on one disk, here is an example of my partitioning of my hard-drive (almost default partitioning from OEM) - see attachment

Could you please upload a screenshot of your maximised Disk Management window?


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10 Nov 2012   #3

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Thanks for the reply...Yes of course, I will take and post a screen shot but it will be a little later on as I am using another computer right now and will need to go and open up the netbook...this thing I am using at the moment is very old.
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10 Nov 2012   #4

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10 Nov 2012   #5

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I hope I have managed to upload this correctly


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10 Nov 2012   #6

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The partitioning of your hard-drive is fine, you have one root directory (partition where operating system is installed) and a System Reserved partition (Windows uses this to boot from).

The partitioning of your hard-drive is completely normal and you won't have any problems with your operating system and files being on one partition.
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10 Nov 2012   #7

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Hi and thanks for taking the time to check this out for me...i appreciate it.
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10 Nov 2012   #8
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If you missed it, it shows in steps 7/8 here when you should have gotten the chance to partition the drive as you wish during a booted install. Clean Install Windows 7

Absent doing this yourself, the installer will do it for you however.
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10 Nov 2012   #9

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Yes I recall this step but there was only the one drive and so i just left it alone...wisely !

thanks.
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10 Nov 2012   #10

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Please mark this thread as solved.
Thanks!
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