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post #11 of 22
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ok i see, BUT if i install games and other software on D drive i can still access tham the same way and such? how do i access them? since they obviously wouldent show up on my C drive program files? sorry for the dumb questions i just have never partitioned lol

also how would i go about making a
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back-up for your OS partition as an image file saved to your 500

Edited by Squeeker The Cat - 12/23/08 at 11:44am
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When you install the programs, you will be prompted on where to install them. You may find this option under advanced install options or something similar. Just change the C: at the beginning of the line to D: (or whatever the drive letter ends up being). The Icons will go into the desktop just the same and you will notice no difference unless you need to go to the install directory for some specific reason like to alter user files of some such. It's really as seamless as that.

Go ahead, give it a try. You might learn something new and if you hate it, just reinstall Vista and make it one big partition again.

You can make an image of your OS partition by using Norton Ghost or Drive Image XML or similar programs. Then it's like one big file you can move to wherever you want to keep it until you need it.
Edited by Aardobard - 12/23/08 at 11:50am
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post #13 of 22
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well im sold, ill try this out thank you for all your help........stay close by as i may have questions later. again im just waiting for fed ex to send my my package lol
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post #14 of 22
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ok, so my drive just showerd up YAY!!!! it didnt come with jumpers....and it will be the primary drive so its the master right? then the 500gb drive im on now will be slave? also to partition this drive im on now after i install and partition on the new drive do i just right click and format this drive? then how do i partition it?
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post #15 of 22
goto control panel and then to computer management and then to disk management and format it, that way you can select how big each partition is and all that jazz.
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post #16 of 22
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hmmm........is that how you find it in vista? im just trying to figure this all out before i install everything
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post #17 of 22
im not sure but i think its under CP-->Admin tools-->comp management-->disk manager.
just browse for something similar and you will find it.
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post #18 of 22
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did i miss something? im at 28% of install on new drive, and i didn't see a partition choice anywhere? can i still partition when the install is complete? or on the primary drive is it better to partition when installing it? i just didn't see a partition choice anywhere it just asked me my Microsoft key number, and then which hard drive to install on...........
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did i miss something? im at 28% of install on new drive, and i didn't see a partition choice anywhere? can i still partition when the install is complete? or on the primary drive is it better to partition when installing it? i just didn't see a partition choice anywhere it just asked me my Microsoft key number, and then which hard drive to install on...........
You can create partitions within the Vista installation, just hit advanced.

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post #20 of 22
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yeah i missed that lol now im basically done with install..........can i still partition the old fashioned way by going through diskmgmt.msc in the run window?
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