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Windows 7: My planned partitions for 1TB Drive

27 Aug 2010   #11
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Windows 7 comes with an excellent Backup and Restore program which I use almost daily due to the testing I do.

Here's the link to the tutorial :
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup


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28 Aug 2010   #12
BarrieNoodles

Windows Vista Ultimate 32 bit & Win 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

After careful consideration and flipping a coin I will follow your advise and go with 2 partitions on the second HD. One for the OS and one for the other files. I don't need a BU partition because I will have a 1TB eSATA external HD to take care of back ups.
Thank you for your input. This is a great forum!
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29 Aug 2010   #13
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

wise decision.
Glad that we could be of assistance.
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29 Aug 2010   #14
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

Good work! The most important lesson whatever decision is to backup/imaging. It will save you from the pain of re-installation when things go south.

Happy Imaging!
Eldin
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30 Aug 2010   #15
syed097

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit (x86)
 
 

one partition for the OS then one partition for other stuff using directories would be best.
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31 Aug 2010   #16
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BarrieNoodles View Post
After careful consideration and flipping a coin I will follow your advise and go with 2 partitions on the second HD. One for the OS and one for the other files.
The next coin flip .. Have you decided how big to make the OS partition ???
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06 Sep 2010   #17
BarrieNoodles

Windows Vista Ultimate 32 bit & Win 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

My OS partition will be 100GB. I have lot of space with a 1TB HD a 500MG HD (it has Vista on it) and 1TB eSATA External Back Up plus 500MB USB External drive.
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06 Sep 2010   #18
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

BarrieNoodles- That sounds like a sweet setup probably because I have very nearly the same setup only with 60GB for the OS on the 1TB drive and a 2TB eSATA Raid 0 drive for backups as well as data and 100's of GB of WMP recorded video plus a 500GB 'Run'nGun' USB drive for data posted to and downloaded from the internet plus an additional pair of inert 1TB redundant data backup drives one Firewire 400 and the other USB both of which make me appreciate the speed of the eSATA Raid 0 drive all the more!

~Maxx~
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