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Question about installing Windows 7 and partition

  • Windows 7
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Last response: in Windows 7
October 24, 2011 5:39:17 AM

I am building a new computer and have already ordered the parts. I will be installing and putting together the computer by myself for the first time. I normally have the computer store do it for me but this time I want to learn and experience building it. I bought a 1 TB hard drive and I want to partion 250 gbs for drive c and the rest will be storage.

I have seen some videos on installing Windows 7 from youtube and kinda understand it. In the video at Where do you want to install Windows?, I click on New and then I put 256000 mb to create 250 gbs right? Will this be my C drive and where Windows will be installed and I can install games and other softwares?

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a b $ Windows 7
October 24, 2011 7:48:11 AM

Hi tiger0607 and welcome to Tom's Hardware forum.

If u don't play games and don't use lots of large programs, u are OK with 100GB.

It is also good idea to separate your documents from the system, onto another partition.

And I would do 1 more for large files like songs and videos and anything bigger than 3MB.

It will be less fragmented and your performance will be better.


a b $ Windows 7
October 24, 2011 7:56:17 AM

Close enough, yes. If it doesn't work, let us know.