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Three hard drive partitions??

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  • Dell Studio Xps
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February 23, 2010 11:23:53 AM

Hello,
On a new Dell Studio xps with a 1 TB hard drive, is it feasable to partition the hard drive as follows: C for OS only, D for programs only, and E for all data. If so, how much room should be allocated to the OS partition?

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February 23, 2010 12:39:24 PM

the partition size primarily depends on (according to)

1) ur OS requirements
2) ur usage / needs
3) whether u want to dual boot (if u want an old/different OS)

so that being sed..what OS are u lookin forward to - like duh win7
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February 23, 2010 6:10:54 PM

Lutfij said:
the partition size primarily depends on (according to)

1) ur OS requirements
2) ur usage / needs
3) whether u want to dual boot (if u want an old/different OS)

so that being sed..what OS are u lookin forward to - like duh win7



I will be using windows 7, and am primarily an amateur photographer needing to store huge files. Programs will be photoshop, word processing, etc. Am not a gamer.
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February 23, 2010 6:29:56 PM

ok heres a link that shows you the requirements

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/get/system-r...

you can choose how to partition the C: (primary) drive accordingly, i wud opt for 30~40GB jus for windows 7 if it were a 32 bit installation, but i have 100GB jus for C: and i run a 64 bit ultimate edition. I also use photoshop for my work and the fun thing with CS4 is that u get added performance and editing features with a graphic card... but they should be compatible with CS4. Heres a list of those supported -

http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/405/kb405711.html

and yeah it is feasible as the drive in which ur OS is installed tends to grow in size due to updates, then comes the programes that you need to install. THEN u have ur data...if i were you i'd invest a lil and get another HDD for the images as u'l never know whn the HDD mite crash or mayb jus burn them on DVD/bluray media :) 
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February 23, 2010 7:01:24 PM

Thanks for the quick reply - I'll be doing some homework!
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