Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: installing 7 to its own partion

13 Nov 2009   #1
intelfan00

Windows 7 32 & 64 bit
 
 
installing 7 to its own partion

I was told that if i was to install 7 to its own partion it would run better and be faster and was thinking of doing this as i have 750gb hard drive if a made a 50gig partion for 7 on its own would that be ok and would it still run ok and left the rest of the space free to install and downloading to. Is there any advantages or disadvantages to this?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
13 Nov 2009   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Opinions vary per user. I believe the general consensus is that is is advisable to have a OS partition and a data partition.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Nov 2009   #3
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

The advantages are related to data organization and restoring a system rather than speed. Many on this forum put data in one partition, with Windows and installed applications in another. I do that. But it is entirely personal choice. Worldwide, I'd guess most people do NOT do that. Hobbyists tend to do it more than the average PC user. Suit yourself and do whatever appeals to your sense of organization and order.

If you choose to split things up, you will see recommendations for as little as 30 gigs to as much as 100 gigs for the Windows and application partition. I am using 60 gigs.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

Reply

 installing 7 to its own partion




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Deleted Partion D
So I've been having problems, and from my limited experience, it seems like a rootkit virus. I know the AVG toolbar was downloaded, and I accidentally downloaded something I shouldn't have accidentally. So I decided to do a system restore. But eventually the later dates were deleted. When I...
Backup and Restore
Windows 7 on Partion C and XP on Partion D
Hi All, I want to get rid of the XP partition D: on my HDD and expand my Windows 7 partition C:. The only guides I can find to resize partitions is when XP is on C and 7 is on D. Can I use the same steps as described on TechRepublic to resize the partition or can I use the manager built into...
Performance & Maintenance
Copying Windows to another Partion
Ok, I have Windows 7 on my Primary partion (C: ) but I need to copy it to drive (D: ) The problem is, anytime I use a partition software, it says that there's some bad sectors in drive (D: ) I don't get why, I formatted (D: )many times, and it doesn't work. The file system is in NTFS, and...
Hardware & Devices
Back up onto partion
Hi, i would like to do a clean instaill of Windows 7, as mine one freezes after waking from sleep, i dont have an external hard drive to back up all my stuff, so i was wondering, i have another partions that is used for XP that no longer works, if i put my files into that partion will and clean...
Installation & Setup
this same recovery partion! I can't get rid of it.
Hey folks. I started a thread last week about deleting partition "D" before or aft of installing Win7. I am having a hard time here. The install went great. Custom install on primary C drive. Left D drive because Someone said nothing to deleting it after. Well, that aint so. If you go to disc...
Installation & Setup
100mb partion
So I finally did it, I delete Vista and windows7 and made Windows7 my only OS and how I see this 100mb partion on my harddrive and want to know what it's for???
Installation & Setup


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:16.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App