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post #1 of 12
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I recently reformated and thought to myself instead of backing up all my information on DVDs like i usually do? Why dont i just use a dual partition on my single hard drive. So i set it up as:

C: 50 gigs, this will hold all my windows and programs

D: 180gigs, this will hold all my pictures videos,etc.

i was just wondering if it is a logical way of doing it? And if i reformat my first partition. I Still can use my second partition to hold info right?
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post #2 of 12
Yep, I do it. Split mine 80/80, I dont download many movies or anything so i dont need a large second partition. Its great to be able to format one partition and keep all your other things
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post #3 of 12
It's logically sound... but will 80gigs hold all of your software/games plus OS?
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well i put my OS and really other programs, i kept my steam and like FEAR on my D:
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post #5 of 12
If you go that route, when you reformat C:, you'll have to reinstall the games on D:... and I heard having games on a separate partition/drive doesn't fly too well with some games.
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post #6 of 12
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o ok, well i really only play steam basically. so i have no worries cause i was playing it today
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post #7 of 12
Sounds good to me then.
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post #8 of 12
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yeah just wondering if it was a stupid idea or not
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post #9 of 12
I always install my games on a different partition, I have a 500gig and have a seperate 150gig partition for my games and have never had a issue.
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post #10 of 12
I'm a partition fiend. i need all my partitions mapped out in specific purposes and it gets downright annoying sometimes. needless to say i bought a copy of Partition Magic rather early lol

And as far as i'm aware it's "okay" to format your active partition and not touch the other partition, just don't install apps into it that require a registry entry to work (most apps lol)
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