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Windows 7: Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD

21 Sep 2010   #10
DirtyElf

Windows 7 64-bit Home
 
 

thank you very much for all the help and tutorials, i appreciate it

is there a section on what partitions can be used for and a general way to set them up? sorta the pro's and con's of having more or less partitions. this tutorial mentions needing extra software to enable 4 partitions, i dont know why i would ever need more than one... id really like to learn tho!


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22 Sep 2010   #11
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DirtyElf View Post
thank you very much for all the help and tutorials, i appreciate it

is there a section on what partitions can be used for and a general way to set them up? sorta the pro's and con's of having more or less partitions. this tutorial mentions needing extra software to enable 4 partitions, i dont know why i would ever need more than one... id really like to learn tho!

Hello again, thank you; it's my pleasure to help people.



There are many reasons for more than one partition, one being the desire to keep all your personal data, i.e. music, docs and pics, separate from the Windows Operating System (OS) so that if the need ever arises to reinstall the OS all the data stored on another, separate partition will not be lost. Another is the ability to dual or multi boot.
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17 Oct 2010   #12
Unibond7

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hi BFK,

just wanted to say thanks for the tutorial, really helped
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18 Oct 2010   #13
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Unibond7, welcome to Seven Forums!



I'm pleased it was a help to you and thanks for the feedback.
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11 Dec 2010   #14
Caveat

Win 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hi BFK, just want to thank you for the tutorial, made my job very easy. I used Option 1 and wound up with 3 primary and 1 logical partition. I do plan to try to change the logical to primary just didn't want to the first try for fear it would mess things up. I now have a 100 GB Windows 7 partition and 365 GB for documents and other data. Now I just need to find the tutorial for moving documents and I'll be all set. Thanks again.

Repped with pleasure
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12 Dec 2010   #15
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

HelloCaveat.




This should be a help; you're welcome and thanks for the feedback.

User Folders - Change Default Location
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13 Dec 2010   #16
Caveat

Win 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hi BFK, thanks for the link. Tutorial worked like a charm.
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13 Dec 2010   #17
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Caveat View Post
Hi BFK, thanks for the link. Tutorial worked like a charm.


You're welcome!
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01 Jul 2011   #18
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Hi Ted, as you are the resident PW wizard can you tell me, is doing a secure delete "write 0's" (or whatever it's called... the quicker one) with PW sufficient to stop data being recovered from the drive? I aquired a new HDD recently, and the previous owner was very keen that I zero it.
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01 Jul 2011   #19
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Martin.


If the HDD is connected to the PC and Windows is running, you can open an elevated command window and do the clean all #7 of this tutorial at the link below, it'll do just as good as PW, if not better as it's Windows on Windows.

It'll write one set of zeroes to the entire HDD.


Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
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