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Windows 7: Partition help - making a new system partition

03 Jul 2013   #11
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Often we can spot something to be considered. In this case it is that you took 100gb from the outside edge of your HD to place your data. This is the area which receives the fastest reads/writes since it is closest to where the reader parks, so it's optimal to place the OS on the outside edge, or left side in Disk Mgmt.

Had you told us you wanted to include a data partiition we would have advised to grab and slide the C partition over to the left in Partition Wizard to make space for your data drive on the right.

This is why I asked. We are thorough like that here. It's one of the reasons why we are the top tech forums on the web.

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03 Jul 2013   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate 64

Wow. Never thought about that. But in this case I think it's going to work out well. The data partition actually is holding a virtual machine for my work desktop. So instead of traveling with 2 laptops (personal and work), I put a virtual desktop on the Data drive, and since it's there I guess it will perform better than on the other side which is all goodness.

You guys are pretty smart
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03 Jul 2013   #13
Microsoft MVP


A virtual machine runs from the OS.
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