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Windows 7: Partitioning Windows 7 and games

04 Oct 2011   #1

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Partitioning Windows 7 and games

Hello I partitioned my hardrive
C: 100 GB
D: 1.2TB

I want to know how to setup C:100 GB for ONLY operating system and what not.

and D:1.2 TB for everything else, pics music GAMES (from steam and origin) etc.

Whats the setup how to do this?
its already partitioned but when i install something how can i get it to auto install on D :
or do i needa change drive letters etc?

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04 Oct 2011   #2

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I would install your software to C: & save your Data to D:.
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04 Oct 2011   #3

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Data? What do you mean by this? Install my games programs ( CS5, Fraps) into C: and music pics documents into D?
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04 Oct 2011   #4
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I would not install programs to a separate HD or partition since they write registry keys which integrate themselves into the OS, so should be kept intact on one partition for imaging purposes.

Best to move the User Profile containing all of the data folders, or only the active User folders. This way they create a data partition that can be backed up along with the OS, but if you need to reimage the OS the data is current and waiting in it's partition "vault."

User Profile - Change Default Location

User Folders - Change Default Location
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04 Oct 2011   #5

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How can i extend my main OS partition (100 GB form ur tutorial u gave me )
i made 2 seprate partiition 1 100 gb which is main active primary boot os and second is 1.2 whci is unalocated how can i extened the main partition 20 1.2?
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05 Oct 2011   #6

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by perphection View Post
How can i extend my main OS partition (100 GB form ur tutorial u gave me )
i made 2 seprate partiition 1 100 gb which is main active primary boot os and second is 1.2 whci is unalocated how can i extened the main partition 20 1.2?
Your post is confusing.

Do you have two partitions?

Or do you have a 100 GB partition and 1.2 GB of unallocated space?

Or do you have something else?

A picture of Disk Management would help.

Depending on what that picture looks like, you may be able to extend using C using Disk Management. If not, you should be able to extend using Partition Wizard bootable disk.

Post a picture of your Disk Management window.
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05 Oct 2011   #7
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If you have unallocated space to its right, then extend the 100gb OS partition this way: Partition or Volume - Extend

Then you can create the data partition in the remaining unallocated space: Partition or Volume - Create New
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05 Oct 2011   #8

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unfortunatly before this i restarted and it said mootmgr missing :\
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05 Oct 2011   #9

win 7
 
 

I actually inserted my windows disk and it said an error code and to make sure i have all the files needed to install
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05 Oct 2011   #10
Microsoft MVP

 

Do you have an OS on the system now?

If not, "Bootmgr is missing" message is to be expected when the empty HD attempts to boot.

Where did you get Windows 7? Did you burn the DVD yourself? If so confirm ISO integrity and burn another using ImgBurn at 4x speed.

Set DVD drive first to boot in BIOS setup, reboot, do you get "Press any key to boot DVD" prompt? What is the exact error message given?
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