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  1. pc dreamer

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    I'm very new to partition.
    I've got two hard drives. One 120 gig and the other is a 160 gig.
    I've divided each by 4.

    My question is this: Can I download a program on to a partition other than the one with my operating system and install it on the same partition that I downloaded it on and still have the program working?
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  2. Arky

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    Yes. In fact it is preferable to keep your boot disk as small as possible (fewest programs). Also move your page.sys (W2K/WXP) or swap file (WME/W98) to a partition other than the boot partition.
     
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    How do I find and move the page file to a different drive?
     
  4. Arky

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    You didn't state your OS so, assuming you are using XP, right click My Computer -> left click Properties -> left click Advanced -> left click Settings (under Performance) - left click Advanced -> left click Change (under Virtual Memory) then select the drive for the page.sys file.

    When you are finished, it would be best to remove the old page.sys on C:. This can only be done if you are not using NTFS. Assuming you have FAT32, REBOOT the system. Repeat the steps above to insure that the page.sys file is now on another drive than C: as you specified. Download a W98 recovery disk from www.bootdisk.com and make a boot floppy. Boot with the W98 floppy and at the A: prompt type DEL C:\PAGE.SYS. Remove the floppy and boot the system.
     
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