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Multiple partitions?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by ahstanford, Apr 6, 2010.

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  1. ahstanford

    ahstanford Thread Starter

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    I recently purchased an Asus Desktop PC with Win7 and I've realized that the computer came with two partitions - Drive C and Drive D.

    Drive C - 372GB with all of Windows and my data stored on it.
    Drive D - 550GB and is nearly empty.

    I am wondering what the reasoning for this is, what the benefit is, if I should keep it and how it should be used?

    If anyone can shed some light on this for me, I would appreciate it.

    Thanks in advance,
    Alex
     
  2. Megabite

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    These partitions are on only one Hard drive or 2 hard drives?
     
  3. ahstanford

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    Just one.
     
  4. Megabite

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    Well you can put data like pictures and music and whatever you want on the D partition.........some people like to separate it from the Main partition

    As for safety it would be a good idea to get another Hard drive and use it as backup.....as at the moment if that Hard drive you have has a problem or just dies you have lost everything
     
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