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Hermite15

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Re: Need Help With Windows 7 Install
« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2010, 12:04:23 AM »
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then create at least two partitions, one for Windows, minimum 50 GB, and the rest for storing data. These will be C: and D: Choose C: as the partition where you want to install Windows and launch the setup 
Unless you have a specific reason to partition your hard drive, I'd simply install it on C:\ Drive. That way you don't always have to keep track of how much space you still have available on your C:\ Drive.
It also makes it easier for the default folder setup because most programs look to install on drive C:\.

Again, your choice.  (I know image backup's are easier if you partition your drive but every thing else becomes a pain.)

recommending a newbie to not partition his drive is the worse advice you can give Bob  ::) ... that's exactly how they all lose their data (documents, pics, videos etc...) when a Windows reinstall is required, and formatting drive C: is seriously advised... and that's exactly how most OEMs pre-installed Windows a couple of years ago, an absolute disaster. Some have changed their ways fortunately. Running a complete system on one partition is suicidal, and stupid. Oh btw, I advised him to install Windows on C: and nowhere else. What sort of pain did you experience on a partitioned hard disk if I may ask  ??? ::) ...another thing, image backup should be done on an external drive, not another partition, that's not what they're for (partitions  :D ).
 I guess you knew I was going to react like that, as you noticed a few months ago I posted something similar on Comodo forums right ? and you told me it wasn't nice to tell people who lost data after the CAV disaster that they should have partitioned their HDD... would it be nicer to lose the data again? what's the plan ?

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Re: Need Help With Windows 7 Install
« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2010, 12:17:17 AM »
Logos,
I believe I said users choice. My personal choice is to not partition. It's a royal pain.
I think I've been on computers for a while. I've never lost any data but, I do regular backups. :)
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Re: Need Help With Windows 7 Install
« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2010, 12:25:05 AM »
I prefer not to comment this  ::) been on computers for a while and considering partitioning is a pain...OK  ;D there's not much to add.
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Re: Need Help With Windows 7 Install
« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2010, 12:28:31 AM »
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recommending a newbie to not partition his drive is the worse advice you can give Bob  ::) ... that's exactly how they all lose their data (documents, pics, videos etc...)

I'm not too worried about this as I back up those files every day on a USB drive.

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...another thing, image backup should be done on an external drive, not another partition, that's not what they're for (partitions  :D ).

Sadly, I'm too poor to get an external HDD, so I wouldn't be able to do an image backup anyway. :(

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Re: Need Help With Windows 7 Install
« Reply #19 on: January 13, 2010, 12:31:17 AM »
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I'm not too worried about this as I back up those files every day on a USB drive
and that's the easier way so go for it  ;D , that's your system, that's your call  8)

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Re: Need Help With Windows 7 Install
« Reply #20 on: January 13, 2010, 12:53:08 AM »
I'm not too worried about this as I back up those files every day on a USB drive.
Sadly, I'm too poor to get an external HDD, so I wouldn't be able to do an image backup anyway. :(
If you have a good Internet connection (that does not cost more as much as you use) you can try Mozy online backup.
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Re: Need Help With Windows 7 Install
« Reply #21 on: January 13, 2010, 01:17:30 AM »
Final question probably.

I know I can't upgrade from Vista 32bit to Windows 7 64bit which is ok. Do I need to format my drive and then install Windows 7, or will it do that during installation?

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Re: Need Help With Windows 7 Install
« Reply #22 on: January 13, 2010, 02:22:57 AM »
Final question probably.

I know I can't upgrade from Vista 32bit to Windows 7 64bit which is ok. Do I need to format my drive and then install Windows 7, or will it do that during installation?
Formatting is one of the options offered to you when installing the new OS.
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Re: Need Help With Windows 7 Install
« Reply #23 on: January 13, 2010, 02:35:23 AM »
Thank you so much everyone! Now I just have to wait God-knows-how-long, before I can visit my Dad and get my other parts!