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Partitioning new HDD for Win 7?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Kenny, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. Kenny

    Kenny Flightless Bird

    New PC arriving Monday with 1 TB HDD.
    I like as much as possible to keep OS and files separate, also an image of
    C: on a separate partition or drive.
    When installing Win 7 from DVD is it easy to set partition sizes there or
    should I complete the install then use partitioning software, probably
    Paragon?
    How much space should I allocate for OS & apps?
    With XP I used a 30GB partition and had space to spare, will I need more for
    Win 7?
    Replies appreciated.

    --

    Kenny Cargill
     
  2. Gordon

    Gordon Flightless Bird

    "Kenny" wrote in message news:wP2dnUUb3ZLEnd3RnZ2dnUVZ8m-dnZ2d@brightview.com...

    New PC arriving Monday with 1 TB HDD.
    I like as much as possible to keep OS and files separate, also an image of
    C: on a separate partition or drive.
    When installing Win 7 from DVD is it easy to set partition sizes there or
    should I complete the install then use partitioning software, probably
    Paragon?
    How much space should I allocate for OS & apps?
    With XP I used a 30GB partition and had space to spare, will I need more for
    Win 7?
    Replies appreciated.

    --

    Kenny Cargill


    To be on the safe side, 50GB for Windows and applications.
     
  3. Don

    Don Flightless Bird

    "Kenny" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
    news:wP2dnUUb3ZLEnd3RnZ2dnUVZ8m-dnZ2d@brightview.com...
    > New PC arriving Monday with 1 TB HDD.
    > I like as much as possible to keep OS and files separate, also an image of
    > C: on a separate partition or drive.
    > When installing Win 7 from DVD is it easy to set partition sizes there or
    > should I complete the install then use partitioning software, probably
    > Paragon?
    > How much space should I allocate for OS & apps?
    > With XP I used a 30GB partition and had space to spare, will I need more
    > for Win 7?
    > Replies appreciated.
    >
    > --
    >
    > Kenny Cargill
    >


    I have a 100gb partition for my Win7 install, which I am finding is really
    way more than enough.
    My Win7 64 bit install uses around 25 gb, however I do keep my documents and
    pictures on a separate partition , and most of my applications on a separate
    partition as well.
    50gb would probably be a good starting point, maybe a little more if your
    going to keep your document folders and apps on the system partition as
    well.

    As far as partitioning, I myself find it easiest to just go ahead and
    partition my OS partition during the Windows 7 install, then I partition the
    rest after the install is completed through disk management in Windows 7.





    --
    Don
     
  4. Gordon

    Gordon Flightless Bird

    On 16/07/2010 12:44, Don wrote:

    > and most of my applications on a separate partition as well.


    Absolutely no point in that - if you re-install Windows then you have to
    re-install applications anyway...
     
  5. Don

    Don Flightless Bird

    "Gordon" <gordonbparker@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:i1pl3r$h1q$2@news.eternal-september.org...
    > On 16/07/2010 12:44, Don wrote:
    >
    >> and most of my applications on a separate partition as well.

    >
    > Absolutely no point in that - if you re-install Windows then you have to
    > re-install applications anyway...




    Yes I understand that, just an organizational thing that works for me.




    --
    Don
     
  6. Dave \Crash\ Dummy

    Dave \Crash\ Dummy Flightless Bird

    Don wrote:
    >
    > "Gordon" <gordonbparker@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > news:i1pl3r$h1q$2@news.eternal-september.org...
    >> On 16/07/2010 12:44, Don wrote:
    >>
    >>> and most of my applications on a separate partition as well.

    >>
    >> Absolutely no point in that - if you re-install Windows then you
    >> have to re-install applications anyway...

    >
    > Yes I understand that, just an organizational thing that works for
    > me.


    I have also installed in a 100 GB partition. While it is overkill right
    now, I am allowing for update creep, with service packs and just
    miscellaneous crud that accumulates over time.

    I also keep my applications separate from the OS as much as possible.
    One way to avoid having to reinstall apps is to use portable versions.

    --
    Crash

    One man's weed is another man's wildflower.
     
  7. Bill Yanaire, ESQ

    Bill Yanaire, ESQ Flightless Bird

    "Don" <burnettedclothes@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:FbidnXgM8MWM293RnZ2dnUVZ_gKdnZ2d@giganews.com...
    >
    > "Kenny" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
    > news:wP2dnUUb3ZLEnd3RnZ2dnUVZ8m-dnZ2d@brightview.com...
    >> New PC arriving Monday with 1 TB HDD.
    >> I like as much as possible to keep OS and files separate, also an image
    >> of C: on a separate partition or drive.
    >> When installing Win 7 from DVD is it easy to set partition sizes there or
    >> should I complete the install then use partitioning software, probably
    >> Paragon?
    >> How much space should I allocate for OS & apps?
    >> With XP I used a 30GB partition and had space to spare, will I need more
    >> for Win 7?
    >> Replies appreciated.
    >>
    >> --
    >>
    >> Kenny Cargill
    >>

    >
    > I have a 100gb partition for my Win7 install, which I am finding is really
    > way more than enough.
    > My Win7 64 bit install uses around 25 gb, however I do keep my documents
    > and pictures on a separate partition , and most of my applications on a
    > separate partition as well.
    > 50gb would probably be a good starting point, maybe a little more if your
    > going to keep your document folders and apps on the system partition as
    > well.
    >
    > As far as partitioning, I myself find it easiest to just go ahead and
    > partition my OS partition during the Windows 7 install, then I partition
    > the rest after the install is completed through disk management in Windows
    > 7.
    >
    >

    I go one better than that.

    I install the operating system and applications on the C: drive.

    I then have another drive (D:) which I use to store my data and
    pictures/video files.

    If C: drive crashes or I need to do a reinstall of the OS, I just wipe out
    the drive without worrying about my data because it's on another drive.

    By the way, I have an external drive in a cradle (US8) and then copy the
    data over to it so I have a backup in case the D: drive crashes!
     
  8. Stephen Wolstenholme

    Stephen Wolstenholme Flightless Bird

    On Fri, 16 Jul 2010 08:49:51 -0700, "Bill Yanaire, ESQ"
    <bill@yanaire.com> wrote:

    >I go one better than that.
    >
    >I install the operating system and applications on the C: drive.
    >
    >I then have another drive (D:) which I use to store my data and
    >pictures/video files.
    >
    >If C: drive crashes or I need to do a reinstall of the OS, I just wipe out
    >the drive without worrying about my data because it's on another drive.
    >
    >By the way, I have an external drive in a cradle (US8) and then copy the
    >data over to it so I have a backup in case the D: drive crashes!
    >
    >


    That's how I arrange my W7 PC. C: drive for OS, applications and
    developments, D: drive for data, external E: drive for backup, and a
    XP PC also connected to the external drive with more copies of the
    data. Finally, web sites with copies of the really, really important
    stuff!

    Steve

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  9. Death

    Death Flightless Bird

    "Bill Yanaire, ESQ" <bill@yanaire.com> wrote in message
    news:4c407fa9$1@news.x-privat.org...
    >
    >
    > "Don" <burnettedclothes@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:FbidnXgM8MWM293RnZ2dnUVZ_gKdnZ2d@giganews.com...
    >>
    >> "Kenny" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
    >> news:wP2dnUUb3ZLEnd3RnZ2dnUVZ8m-dnZ2d@brightview.com...
    >>> New PC arriving Monday with 1 TB HDD.
    >>> I like as much as possible to keep OS and files separate, also an image
    >>> of C: on a separate partition or drive.
    >>> When installing Win 7 from DVD is it easy to set partition sizes there
    >>> or should I complete the install then use partitioning software,
    >>> probably Paragon?
    >>> How much space should I allocate for OS & apps?
    >>> With XP I used a 30GB partition and had space to spare, will I need more
    >>> for Win 7?
    >>> Replies appreciated.
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>>
    >>> Kenny Cargill
    >>>

    >>
    >> I have a 100gb partition for my Win7 install, which I am finding is
    >> really way more than enough.
    >> My Win7 64 bit install uses around 25 gb, however I do keep my documents
    >> and pictures on a separate partition , and most of my applications on a
    >> separate partition as well.
    >> 50gb would probably be a good starting point, maybe a little more if your
    >> going to keep your document folders and apps on the system partition as
    >> well.
    >>
    >> As far as partitioning, I myself find it easiest to just go ahead and
    >> partition my OS partition during the Windows 7 install, then I partition
    >> the rest after the install is completed through disk management in
    >> Windows 7.
    >>
    >>

    > I go one better than that.
    >
    > I install the operating system and applications on the C: drive.
    >
    > I then have another drive (D:) which I use to store my data and
    > pictures/video files.
    >
    > If C: drive crashes or I need to do a reinstall of the OS, I just wipe out
    > the drive without worrying about my data because it's on another drive.
    >
    > By the way, I have an external drive in a cradle (US8) and then copy the
    > data over to it so I have a backup in case the D: drive crashes!
    >
    >
    >


    That's because you've been using a computer long enough to know you only
    need data backups.
    These silly young people feel a need to back up the entire OS.
    They don't understand the concept of user data.
    Just back up every friggen thing under the sun in one fell swoop.

    But, PC manufacturers share the blame, as they don't come with OS disk
    anymore, unless you ask(some still don't, ask or not).

    --
    Vita brevis breviter in brevi finietur,
    Mors venit velociter quae neminem veretur.
     
  10. Bob Hatch

    Bob Hatch Flightless Bird

    On 7/16/2010 8:49 AM, Bill Yanaire, ESQ wrote:
    >
    >
    > "Don" <burnettedclothes@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:FbidnXgM8MWM293RnZ2dnUVZ_gKdnZ2d@giganews.com...
    >>
    >> "Kenny" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
    >> news:wP2dnUUb3ZLEnd3RnZ2dnUVZ8m-dnZ2d@brightview.com...
    >>> New PC arriving Monday with 1 TB HDD.
    >>> I like as much as possible to keep OS and files separate, also an
    >>> image of C: on a separate partition or drive.
    >>> When installing Win 7 from DVD is it easy to set partition sizes
    >>> there or should I complete the install then use partitioning
    >>> software, probably Paragon?
    >>> How much space should I allocate for OS & apps?
    >>> With XP I used a 30GB partition and had space to spare, will I need
    >>> more for Win 7?
    >>> Replies appreciated.
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>>
    >>> Kenny Cargill
    >>>

    >>
    >> I have a 100gb partition for my Win7 install, which I am finding is
    >> really way more than enough.
    >> My Win7 64 bit install uses around 25 gb, however I do keep my
    >> documents and pictures on a separate partition , and most of my
    >> applications on a separate partition as well.
    >> 50gb would probably be a good starting point, maybe a little more if
    >> your going to keep your document folders and apps on the system
    >> partition as well.
    >>
    >> As far as partitioning, I myself find it easiest to just go ahead and
    >> partition my OS partition during the Windows 7 install, then I
    >> partition the rest after the install is completed through disk
    >> management in Windows 7.
    >>
    >>

    > I go one better than that.
    >
    > I install the operating system and applications on the C: drive.
    >
    > I then have another drive (D:) which I use to store my data and
    > pictures/video files.
    >
    > If C: drive crashes or I need to do a reinstall of the OS, I just wipe
    > out the drive without worrying about my data because it's on another drive.
    >
    > By the way, I have an external drive in a cradle (US8) and then copy the
    > data over to it so I have a backup in case the D: drive crashes!
    >
    >
    >


    Bill, I do pretty much what you do, except that I do a clone of C: every
    time there's a major change or about every 2 weeks. I have an external
    eSATA dock to do that. I have a D: driver for files, to include my
    Outlook email files and Thunderbird files that is backed up to an
    external USB drive every 24 hours. Well, a full once a week, then
    incremental every 24 hours.

    If my C: drive fails I'm never more than about 5 minutes away from "up
    and running" again. :)


    --
    "There are no jobs that Americans
    will not do. There are jobs Americans
    will not be hired for because an
    illegal alien has taken it."

    "Illegal Alien = Job Thief"

    http://www.bobhatch.com
    http://www.tdsrvresort.com
    http://www.keepazsafe.com/
     
  11. Alias

    Alias Flightless Bird

    On 7/16/2010 6:09 PM, Bob Hatch wrote:
    > "There are no jobs that Americans
    > will not do.


    Yes, there are.

    > There are jobs Americans
    > will not be hired for because an
    > illegal alien has taken it."


    You drank the right wing wacko kool aide.

    > "Illegal Alien = Job Thief"
    >
    > http://www.bobhatch.com
    > http://www.tdsrvresort.com
    > http://www.keepazsafe.com/


    There's no such thing as an "illegal alien". There are illegal migrants.
    I'd love to see you after a day of strawberry picking, although you
    probably would give up after an hour.

    --
    Alias
     
  12. Alias

    Alias Flightless Bird

    On 7/16/2010 6:13 PM, Alias wrote:
    > On 7/16/2010 6:09 PM, Bob Hatch wrote:
    >> "There are no jobs that Americans
    >> will not do.

    >
    > Yes, there are.
    >
    >> There are jobs Americans
    >> will not be hired for because an
    >> illegal alien has taken it."

    >
    > You drank the right wing wacko kool aide.
    >
    >> "Illegal Alien = Job Thief"
    >>
    >> http://www.bobhatch.com
    >> http://www.tdsrvresort.com
    >> http://www.keepazsafe.com/

    >
    > There's no such thing as an "illegal alien". There are illegal migrants.
    > I'd love to see you after a day of strawberry picking, although you
    > probably would give up after an hour.
    >


    Course, most illegal migrants *are* Americans. You do know that North,
    Central and South America are populated with Americans, or do you? Note
    that it's the United States *of* America, not the United States *is*
    America.

    --
    Alias
     
  13. Death

    Death Flightless Bird

    "Alias" <aka@maskedandanomymous.net.invalidado> wrote in message
    news:i1q0g3$j36$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > On 7/16/2010 6:09 PM, Bob Hatch wrote:
    >> "There are no jobs that Americans
    >> will not do.

    >
    > Yes, there are.
    >
    >> There are jobs Americans
    >> will not be hired for because an
    >> illegal alien has taken it."

    >
    > You drank the right wing wacko kool aide.
    >
    >> "Illegal Alien = Job Thief"
    >>
    >> http://www.bobhatch.com
    >> http://www.tdsrvresort.com
    >> http://www.keepazsafe.com/

    >
    > There's no such thing as an "illegal alien". There are illegal migrants.
    > I'd love to see you after a day of strawberry picking, although you
    > probably would give up after an hour.
    >


    The first idiot I've ever seen respond to nothing but the sig...hahaha

    --
    Vita brevis breviter in brevi finietur,
    Mors venit velociter quae neminem veretur.
     
  14. Alias

    Alias Flightless Bird

    On 7/16/2010 6:17 PM, Death wrote:
    >
    > "Alias" <aka@maskedandanomymous.net.invalidado> wrote in message
    > news:i1q0g3$j36$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >> On 7/16/2010 6:09 PM, Bob Hatch wrote:
    >>> "There are no jobs that Americans
    >>> will not do.

    >>
    >> Yes, there are.
    >>
    >>> There are jobs Americans
    >>> will not be hired for because an
    >>> illegal alien has taken it."

    >>
    >> You drank the right wing wacko kool aide.
    >>
    >>> "Illegal Alien = Job Thief"
    >>>
    >>> http://www.bobhatch.com
    >>> http://www.tdsrvresort.com
    >>> http://www.keepazsafe.com/

    >>
    >> There's no such thing as an "illegal alien". There are illegal
    >> migrants. I'd love to see you after a day of strawberry picking,
    >> although you probably would give up after an hour.
    >>

    >
    > The first idiot I've ever seen respond to nothing but the sig...hahaha
    >


    You're not the first idiot who never posts anything that isn't
    flippantly insulting.

    --
    Alias
     
  15. Death

    Death Flightless Bird

    "Alias" <aka@maskedandanomymous.net.invalidado> wrote in message
    news:i1q0r3$l5d$2@news.eternal-september.org...
    > On 7/16/2010 6:17 PM, Death wrote:
    >>
    >> "Alias" <aka@maskedandanomymous.net.invalidado> wrote in message
    >> news:i1q0g3$j36$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>> On 7/16/2010 6:09 PM, Bob Hatch wrote:
    >>>> "There are no jobs that Americans
    >>>> will not do.
    >>>
    >>> Yes, there are.
    >>>
    >>>> There are jobs Americans
    >>>> will not be hired for because an
    >>>> illegal alien has taken it."
    >>>
    >>> You drank the right wing wacko kool aide.
    >>>
    >>>> "Illegal Alien = Job Thief"
    >>>>
    >>>> http://www.bobhatch.com
    >>>> http://www.tdsrvresort.com
    >>>> http://www.keepazsafe.com/
    >>>
    >>> There's no such thing as an "illegal alien". There are illegal
    >>> migrants. I'd love to see you after a day of strawberry picking,
    >>> although you probably would give up after an hour.
    >>>

    >>
    >> The first idiot I've ever seen respond to nothing but the sig...hahaha
    >>

    >
    > You're not the first idiot who never posts anything that isn't flippantly
    > insulting.
    >


    Shut up, amigo.

    --
    Vita brevis breviter in brevi finietur,
    Mors venit velociter quae neminem veretur.
     
  16. Alias

    Alias Flightless Bird

    On 07/16/2010 06:20 PM, Death wrote:
    >
    > "Alias" <aka@maskedandanomymous.net.invalidado> wrote in message
    > news:i1q0r3$l5d$2@news.eternal-september.org...
    >> On 7/16/2010 6:17 PM, Death wrote:
    >>>
    >>> "Alias" <aka@maskedandanomymous.net.invalidado> wrote in message
    >>> news:i1q0g3$j36$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>>> On 7/16/2010 6:09 PM, Bob Hatch wrote:
    >>>>> "There are no jobs that Americans
    >>>>> will not do.
    >>>>
    >>>> Yes, there are.
    >>>>
    >>>>> There are jobs Americans
    >>>>> will not be hired for because an
    >>>>> illegal alien has taken it."
    >>>>
    >>>> You drank the right wing wacko kool aide.
    >>>>
    >>>>> "Illegal Alien = Job Thief"
    >>>>>
    >>>>> http://www.bobhatch.com
    >>>>> http://www.tdsrvresort.com
    >>>>> http://www.keepazsafe.com/
    >>>>
    >>>> There's no such thing as an "illegal alien". There are illegal
    >>>> migrants. I'd love to see you after a day of strawberry picking,
    >>>> although you probably would give up after an hour.
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> The first idiot I've ever seen respond to nothing but the sig...hahaha
    >>>

    >>
    >> You're not the first idiot who never posts anything that isn't
    >> flippantly insulting.
    >>

    >
    > Shut up, amigo.
    >


    No somos amigos pero tu si eres un gilipollas.

    --
    Alias
     
  17. Alias

    Alias Flightless Bird

    On 07/16/2010 06:05 PM, Death wrote:
    >
    > "Bill Yanaire, ESQ" <bill@yanaire.com> wrote in message
    > news:4c407fa9$1@news.x-privat.org...
    >>
    >>
    >> "Don" <burnettedclothes@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:FbidnXgM8MWM293RnZ2dnUVZ_gKdnZ2d@giganews.com...
    >>>
    >>> "Kenny" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
    >>> news:wP2dnUUb3ZLEnd3RnZ2dnUVZ8m-dnZ2d@brightview.com...
    >>>> New PC arriving Monday with 1 TB HDD.
    >>>> I like as much as possible to keep OS and files separate, also an
    >>>> image of C: on a separate partition or drive.
    >>>> When installing Win 7 from DVD is it easy to set partition sizes
    >>>> there or should I complete the install then use partitioning
    >>>> software, probably Paragon?
    >>>> How much space should I allocate for OS & apps?
    >>>> With XP I used a 30GB partition and had space to spare, will I need
    >>>> more for Win 7?
    >>>> Replies appreciated.
    >>>>
    >>>> --
    >>>>
    >>>> Kenny Cargill
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> I have a 100gb partition for my Win7 install, which I am finding is
    >>> really way more than enough.
    >>> My Win7 64 bit install uses around 25 gb, however I do keep my
    >>> documents and pictures on a separate partition , and most of my
    >>> applications on a separate partition as well.
    >>> 50gb would probably be a good starting point, maybe a little more if
    >>> your going to keep your document folders and apps on the system
    >>> partition as well.
    >>>
    >>> As far as partitioning, I myself find it easiest to just go ahead and
    >>> partition my OS partition during the Windows 7 install, then I
    >>> partition the rest after the install is completed through disk
    >>> management in Windows 7.
    >>>
    >>>

    >> I go one better than that.
    >>
    >> I install the operating system and applications on the C: drive.
    >>
    >> I then have another drive (D:) which I use to store my data and
    >> pictures/video files.
    >>
    >> If C: drive crashes or I need to do a reinstall of the OS, I just wipe
    >> out the drive without worrying about my data because it's on another
    >> drive.
    >>
    >> By the way, I have an external drive in a cradle (US8) and then copy
    >> the data over to it so I have a backup in case the D: drive crashes!
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >
    > That's because you've been using a computer long enough to know you only
    > need data backups.


    You like reinstalling programs?

    > These silly young people feel a need to back up the entire OS.


    So they don't have to reinstall programs, of course!

    > They don't understand the concept of user data.
    > Just back up every friggen thing under the sun in one fell swoop.
    >
    > But, PC manufacturers share the blame, as they don't come with OS disk
    > anymore, unless you ask(some still don't, ask or not).
    >


    You're an idiot who obviously knows nothing about backing up a computer.

    --
    Alias
     
  18. Death

    Death Flightless Bird

    "Alias" <aka@hewhoismasked&anonymous.com> wrote in message
    news:i1q18d$o51$2@news.eternal-september.org...
    > On 07/16/2010 06:20 PM, Death wrote:
    >>
    >> "Alias" <aka@maskedandanomymous.net.invalidado> wrote in message
    >> news:i1q0r3$l5d$2@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>> On 7/16/2010 6:17 PM, Death wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>> "Alias" <aka@maskedandanomymous.net.invalidado> wrote in message
    >>>> news:i1q0g3$j36$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>>>> On 7/16/2010 6:09 PM, Bob Hatch wrote:
    >>>>>> "There are no jobs that Americans
    >>>>>> will not do.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Yes, there are.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> There are jobs Americans
    >>>>>> will not be hired for because an
    >>>>>> illegal alien has taken it."
    >>>>>
    >>>>> You drank the right wing wacko kool aide.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> "Illegal Alien = Job Thief"
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> http://www.bobhatch.com
    >>>>>> http://www.tdsrvresort.com
    >>>>>> http://www.keepazsafe.com/
    >>>>>
    >>>>> There's no such thing as an "illegal alien". There are illegal
    >>>>> migrants. I'd love to see you after a day of strawberry picking,
    >>>>> although you probably would give up after an hour.
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> The first idiot I've ever seen respond to nothing but the sig...hahaha
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> You're not the first idiot who never posts anything that isn't
    >>> flippantly insulting.
    >>>

    >>
    >> Shut up, amigo.
    >>

    >
    > No somos amigos pero tu si eres un gilipollas.
    >


    Yes, we are...no I'm not.

    --
    Vita brevis breviter in brevi finietur,
    Mors venit velociter quae neminem veretur.
     
  19. Bill Yanaire, ESQ

    Bill Yanaire, ESQ Flightless Bird

    "Alias" <aka@hewhoismasked&anonymous.com> wrote in message
    news:i1q1b2$o51$3@news.eternal-september.org...
    > On 07/16/2010 06:05 PM, Death wrote:
    >>
    >> "Bill Yanaire, ESQ" <bill@yanaire.com> wrote in message
    >> news:4c407fa9$1@news.x-privat.org...
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "Don" <burnettedclothes@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:FbidnXgM8MWM293RnZ2dnUVZ_gKdnZ2d@giganews.com...
    >>>>
    >>>> "Kenny" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
    >>>> news:wP2dnUUb3ZLEnd3RnZ2dnUVZ8m-dnZ2d@brightview.com...
    >>>>> New PC arriving Monday with 1 TB HDD.
    >>>>> I like as much as possible to keep OS and files separate, also an
    >>>>> image of C: on a separate partition or drive.
    >>>>> When installing Win 7 from DVD is it easy to set partition sizes
    >>>>> there or should I complete the install then use partitioning
    >>>>> software, probably Paragon?
    >>>>> How much space should I allocate for OS & apps?
    >>>>> With XP I used a 30GB partition and had space to spare, will I need
    >>>>> more for Win 7?
    >>>>> Replies appreciated.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> --
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Kenny Cargill
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> I have a 100gb partition for my Win7 install, which I am finding is
    >>>> really way more than enough.
    >>>> My Win7 64 bit install uses around 25 gb, however I do keep my
    >>>> documents and pictures on a separate partition , and most of my
    >>>> applications on a separate partition as well.
    >>>> 50gb would probably be a good starting point, maybe a little more if
    >>>> your going to keep your document folders and apps on the system
    >>>> partition as well.
    >>>>
    >>>> As far as partitioning, I myself find it easiest to just go ahead and
    >>>> partition my OS partition during the Windows 7 install, then I
    >>>> partition the rest after the install is completed through disk
    >>>> management in Windows 7.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>> I go one better than that.
    >>>
    >>> I install the operating system and applications on the C: drive.
    >>>
    >>> I then have another drive (D:) which I use to store my data and
    >>> pictures/video files.
    >>>
    >>> If C: drive crashes or I need to do a reinstall of the OS, I just wipe
    >>> out the drive without worrying about my data because it's on another
    >>> drive.
    >>>
    >>> By the way, I have an external drive in a cradle (US8) and then copy
    >>> the data over to it so I have a backup in case the D: drive crashes!
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >> That's because you've been using a computer long enough to know you only
    >> need data backups.

    >
    > You like reinstalling programs?
    >
    >> These silly young people feel a need to back up the entire OS.

    >
    > So they don't have to reinstall programs, of course!
    >
    >> They don't understand the concept of user data.
    >> Just back up every friggen thing under the sun in one fell swoop.
    >>
    >> But, PC manufacturers share the blame, as they don't come with OS disk
    >> anymore, unless you ask(some still don't, ask or not).
    >>

    >
    > You're an idiot who obviously knows nothing about backing up a computer.
    >
    > --
    > Alias


    You should go play in the Ubuntu forums. This forum is way over your head.
    You can hardly use Windows anyway.
     
  20. Alias

    Alias Flightless Bird

    On 7/16/2010 6:42 PM, Bill Yanaire, ESQ wrote:
    >
    >
    > "Alias" <aka@hewhoismasked&anonymous.com> wrote in message
    > news:i1q1b2$o51$3@news.eternal-september.org...
    >> On 07/16/2010 06:05 PM, Death wrote:
    >>>
    >>> "Bill Yanaire, ESQ" <bill@yanaire.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:4c407fa9$1@news.x-privat.org...
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> "Don" <burnettedclothes@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >>>> news:FbidnXgM8MWM293RnZ2dnUVZ_gKdnZ2d@giganews.com...
    >>>>>
    >>>>> "Kenny" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:wP2dnUUb3ZLEnd3RnZ2dnUVZ8m-dnZ2d@brightview.com...
    >>>>>> New PC arriving Monday with 1 TB HDD.
    >>>>>> I like as much as possible to keep OS and files separate, also an
    >>>>>> image of C: on a separate partition or drive.
    >>>>>> When installing Win 7 from DVD is it easy to set partition sizes
    >>>>>> there or should I complete the install then use partitioning
    >>>>>> software, probably Paragon?
    >>>>>> How much space should I allocate for OS & apps?
    >>>>>> With XP I used a 30GB partition and had space to spare, will I need
    >>>>>> more for Win 7?
    >>>>>> Replies appreciated.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> --
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Kenny Cargill
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I have a 100gb partition for my Win7 install, which I am finding is
    >>>>> really way more than enough.
    >>>>> My Win7 64 bit install uses around 25 gb, however I do keep my
    >>>>> documents and pictures on a separate partition , and most of my
    >>>>> applications on a separate partition as well.
    >>>>> 50gb would probably be a good starting point, maybe a little more if
    >>>>> your going to keep your document folders and apps on the system
    >>>>> partition as well.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> As far as partitioning, I myself find it easiest to just go ahead and
    >>>>> partition my OS partition during the Windows 7 install, then I
    >>>>> partition the rest after the install is completed through disk
    >>>>> management in Windows 7.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>> I go one better than that.
    >>>>
    >>>> I install the operating system and applications on the C: drive.
    >>>>
    >>>> I then have another drive (D:) which I use to store my data and
    >>>> pictures/video files.
    >>>>
    >>>> If C: drive crashes or I need to do a reinstall of the OS, I just wipe
    >>>> out the drive without worrying about my data because it's on another
    >>>> drive.
    >>>>
    >>>> By the way, I have an external drive in a cradle (US8) and then copy
    >>>> the data over to it so I have a backup in case the D: drive crashes!
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> That's because you've been using a computer long enough to know you only
    >>> need data backups.

    >>
    >> You like reinstalling programs?
    >>
    >>> These silly young people feel a need to back up the entire OS.

    >>
    >> So they don't have to reinstall programs, of course!
    >>
    >>> They don't understand the concept of user data.
    >>> Just back up every friggen thing under the sun in one fell swoop.
    >>>
    >>> But, PC manufacturers share the blame, as they don't come with OS disk
    >>> anymore, unless you ask(some still don't, ask or not).
    >>>

    >>
    >> You're an idiot who obviously knows nothing about backing up a computer.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Alias

    >
    > You should go play in the Ubuntu forums. This forum is way over your
    > head. You can hardly use Windows anyway.
    >
    >
    >


    When out gunned and out of ammo, this is the Nymshifter's standard
    reply. It's getting boring shooting fish in a barrel.

    --
    Alias
     

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