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Create a separate F: partition to hold my data

Question: Create a separate F: partition to hold my data

In the past, it seemed sensible to create a separate F: partition to hold my data away from the operating system on the C: partition. The advantage was that malware is less likely to cross into the data partition. Also it becomes possible to backup and restore each partition separately. A good solution to a malware incident might be simply to restore a previous version of the operating system without touching the data partition.
 
I have redirected the following folders to the F: drive: desktop, documents, downloads, music, pictures, videos.
 
This has worked reasonably well except that some software installer programs refuse to work from the F: partition and need to be run from the C: partition.
 
Times have changed over the last few years and I am wondering if this is still worth the trouble. Perhaps it would be easier to keep successive backups of the entire hard drive and, when necessary, restore everything at one time.
 
I would welcome any thoughts on this.

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Answer: Create a separate F: partition to hold my data

I still use 3 partitions: One for Windows and programs, one for data files, one for my tools.Personally, I think the choice is up to you though - how you want to arrange your files and so on.

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Hi,I have one master worksheet with the following main column headingsCountry EE# EmployeeName Salary OrganizationI need to separate the data into worksheet tabs by country. The tabs have not yet been created. Once the worksheet tab is created, I then need to create a file for each country (worksheet tab). I still need to keep the master file with all of the country tabs.

Answer:Create Macro to separate data and sheets

Try this thread:http://www.computing.net/answers/of...Click Here Before Posting Data or VBA Code ---> How To Post Data or Code.

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Win XP defragger is having a hard time defragging external USB 2TB drive because of the back up .iso image files on it. What do you think about the cause of this problem and possible solutions? Diskeeper?
 

Answer:Should I create a separate drive partition just for .iso files or do I just need a better defragger?

CORRECTION!

I just realized the actual file type causing this issue is .mrimg , a back up image file created by Macrium Reflect. Some of the big .iso files I have seem to stress the defragger, but at least they're not completely crashing XP and the drive. I end up having to unplug the drive to get XP responding again, even to reboot. I'm pretty convinced it's the .mrinmg file. Not sure if I should create a separate partition just for them, or get a better defragger.
 

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Well last week on Saturday I reinstalled Windows 7. I completley didn't even think about having a different data partition, but thinking about it today, it seems like a better idea, so that way I can keep both the System and my data separate. Is there a easy but safe way to do this?

Edit: I have included an image of Disk Management

Answer:Having a separate Data Partition?

Hello again.



To me the ideal way would be to first shrink the right of C: using Windows disk management then create an Extended partition from the unallocated space you create.

Then as many Logical drives as there are available drive letters can be created within the Extended partition to be used for storage; have a look at this tutorial at the link below.

Partition / Extended : Logical Drives

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Hi everyone, I recently installed a new 1TB drive into my Windows 7 PC, and I have decided to rebuild the PC from scratch. As part of this process, I want to separate out the OS onto a separate partition - I've had to rebuild PC's several times before and I'm only too aware it is a pain.

I saw an article in a magazine about this, but one thing isn't clear to me. What size should the partitions be - I want one for Windows 7, and another for data, and my disk is 1TB. Also, when I start to re-install programs, and when I install any in future, are they installed on the OS partition, or the new data partition? I guess if they are to go on the OS, I need to think about this for the future.

Thanks for reading, any hints or tips welcome!
 

Answer:Separate data partition

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Hello,

I have been reading about creating a data partition and an OS partition, but I cannot understand why one would want to do this because even with the system "image", the data files still need to be backed up. Why isn't it okay to back up the data files wth the system image? In my setup, the OS and program files take up more space than the data files I have, and the configuration of the program files changes regularly, so I couldn't just make one system image and stay with that forever. I must make regular system images, as well as backup my data, so why not do it in one process?

Please forgive my confusion. I would appreciate any enlightenment. I am trying to set up my disc so that I have a backup to go to in case a progam or settings change makes my system unusable or unstable.

Currently, I have a 110 GB HD, and am using 25.9 for my system & data, 27.22 for 3 images of my system & data (1 image of original install, 1 or a stable install with all programs, and 1 of the latest configuration).

I have the "full" version of Macrium, which I use for images and backups.

Thanks for your help!

Answer:Separate Data Partition - Why???

Here I run multiple hard drives and have the backup situation already solved with two drives designated for storage only. When things were first on the new build now in use the first image made was slightly renamed so that the now 3rd could be saved on the first of the two storage HDs.

The second not wanting to overwrite the first right away went to the second storage HD. With a regularly scheduled image being seen that would overwrite the previous image automatically and kept that upto date with your present software environment.

Just prior to the new build an image made during the first week of January was restored bringing everything back to that date except for files stored on the other drives totally isolated from any changes. With the Macrium Reflect program that dates each image created allowing multiple images to be stored on the same partition or drive where you simply select which one will be stored while those created using the Backup & Restore feature in 7 would simply overwrite the previous without renaming that.

The main idea behind any backup to start with is to prevent any catastropic loss of personal data and files. This is why many with a large capacity OS drive will often split it up into two partitions often seeing the second as D or of opting to use that for the optical drive F,G,H, or another work for backups made.

For those that opt to buy a second internal or an external HD spliting up the Host/boot OS drive wouldn't typically be seen espe... Read more

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Need advice on Windows 7 64 install/HDD setp - separate partition for data?
Background, ect:
- 500GB HDD (Dell Laptop)
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- Main goal: Backup/Restore versatility and ease, as well as performance considerations
--> I frequently install a lot of software and want a simple way to restore os if software slows down or conflicts with system...

* First, not quite 100% clear on some basic fundamentals...
Q1) Do programs get installed on boot partition or data partition?
Have read some guides that are suggesting programs go with data partition.
Wouldn't that defeat the purpose of isolating user data so OS could be restored easily?

Q2) With 500GB (notebook) and 750gb usb back up device
What sizes would you guys recommend I make the partitions?
Q2a) Is there ANY way to resize a given partition if running out of space on one of the two? (Use backup maybe to restore following repartition? Lotta hassle, no?)

Q3) Windows 7 Disk management capable and ideal to handle partition jobs?
If not, what software do you recommend and why?
* I do have access to Acronis Disc Director and Paragon disc manager

THANKS!!!

Answer:Win 7/HDD setup- separate partition for data?

Welcome coldengrey

Check this

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

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Wondering how Windows 10 deals with putting data on a separate partition or drive. Does it use the same general method as in Windows 7, where it re-maps (for example) "Documents" to a folder on a different letter drive path? So that C:\Users\{user}\Documents becomes G:\Users\{user}\Documents?

I'm hoping that it actually becomes more like *nix, using symbolic links to point to the right place (so C:\Users\{user}\Documents points to the separate partition of drive). Personally, I find the Win7 method to be clunky and problematic in actual use.

Answer:Data on separate partition or drive?

I use an external drive for storing my files. Within that drive are many folders, sub folders and even sub, sub folders.

To create a default place for your documents, do this:

Settings>System>Storage>New documents will save to:>Down Arrow>choose where you want to save documents.

I chose my Toshiba external drive; Windows created a folder within Toshiba with my user name as default and then nested a Documents folder within that..

Now, for saving:

Ctrl S (for Save)>Browse and your default will show up.

Not as clean as I'd like, but it works . . . after a fashion. Personally, I'd rather just go for choosing which folder I want to store any particular document in.

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I have a desktop PC with a 1000 GB hard drive. The OS is Windows 10 Anniversary Update. I have the OS and programs/apps on C: partition of 150 GB and user data on D: partition of 781 GB. I have a system image backup, taken recently when the PC was functioning OK. I backup the user data daily, using File History. If I have a major problem that requires re-installing W10 I can do that with the image backup.
My question is, do I really need to maintain a two partition strategy or have the backup tools of imaging and File History made this redundant?

Answer:Is it advisable to put user data on a separate Windows 10 partition

Hi and welcome.

There's not really much point in having the backups on the same drive as the drive itself could become faulty.

I put my user folders on a second drive and change the save locations in the settings app. This way if the OS screwed up drive c: you can simply format and reinstall Windows without loosing your personal files.

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Hi, I convinced a Buddy to buy a V570 two days ago. (I've used a Lenovo Laptop for work for a year, and it's been rock solid.) The box was delivered to his house a few hours ago. He lit it up and put his name on it, and then brought it to me, as I help his family out with their computers. (Our Wives are best friends.) I'm a bit geeky and usually know my way around these boxes. But I'm a little stumped on this one. Normally on laptops they come with tons of bloatware, and it's usually faster to go up to the OEM's site, download all the latest drivers and  utilities, then back up the original image before blowing it away, and installing a fresh Windows OS. One of the other main issues is most lappys have one big partition for the OS and Data. So if you get a Trojan or virus => it can nuke all of it. So I always divide the drive, and have a Data partition, so you don't lose everything if (when) something nasty occurs.   But in this case the Box really doesn't have too much bloatware, so I thought make the Factory backup disks, then uninstall the few unwanted programs, partition the C Drive, and create a Data drive in that space. I didn't even look at the hidden partitions so when I went to Create the Data partition I was warned Windows 7 64 Pro doesn't support more than 4 partitions on the operating system drive! If I go into Disk Management I see the typical small Win7 recovery 200... Read more

Answer:V570 - Has too many partitions - Can I nuke one? I need a separate Data Partition!

Jim,     In one word, no.      I would strongly advise you to just leave it alone, unless you want to spend hours on the phone to your friend, trying to fix all the problems your friend will encounter, with his "new" modded system.      Please, I'm not trying to be nasty, or unkind. Those 4 partitions are the key to Lenovo's One Key Recovery. Lenovo has spent a lot of time, and engineering to make their systems as user friendly, and trouble free as possible. They built in the Enhanced Experience 2.0, and customized the Windows 7 software for fast booting. Just because you "can"  repartition the drive, doesn't mean you "should".      These forums are filled with users who messed around with their drive structure, used a modded BIOS, or just plain screwed up their programs and hardware, just because they "could". Then they want some urgent help for their machines that went wacky. The moderators on these sites have a hard enough job, keeping track of the various systems "as shipped", to do any troubleshooting on those systems that the user has repositioned the drive, or deleted the programs that Lenovo has included for recovery.      As you've said, there's not a lot of bloatware on Lenovo's machines. You shouldn't have to reload a "fresh Window OS". If you do, some of the Lenovo's Enhanced Experience 2.0 for Win 7, and some other functions will be toast. ... Read more

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I'd like to install x64 on my PC. I've partitioned the single 500GB drive so that I have the OS in drive C: and the data in drive F:. Can I install x64 on the computer, and keep the data files in F:?

Thanks

Answer:Install x64 on 32 bit system+keep data files in separate partition?

Data files are generally bit agnostic, so it should be no problem.

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I have a desktop PC with a 1000 GB hard drive. The OS is Windows 10 Anniversary Update. I have the OS and programs/apps on C: partition of 150 GB and user data on D: partition of 781 GB. I have a system image backup, taken recently when the PC was functioning OK. I backup the user data daily, using File History. If I have a major problem that requires re-installing W10 I can do that with the image backup.
My question is, do I really need to maintain a two partition strategy or have the backup tools of imaging and File History made this redundant?

Answer:Is it advisable to put user data on a separate Windows 10 partition

Hi and welcome.

There's not really much point in having the backups on the same drive as the drive itself could become faulty.

I put my user folders on a second drive and change the save locations in the settings app. This way if the OS screwed up drive c: you can simply format and reinstall Windows without loosing your personal files.

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I would like to create 2 more partitions on a ThinkPad x230t tablet: one partition for all my files and other partition to install ubuntu OS.According to Disk Management the computer already has the following partitions:SYSTEM_DRV              Simple, Basic, NTFS, Healthy(System, Active, Primary Partition)Windows7_OS(C        Simple, Basic, NTFS, Healthy(Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partition)Lenovo_Recovery(Q   Simple, Basic, NTFS, Healthy(Primary Partition)I have read that there is a limit to the number of primary partitions allowed and that partition type and placement matter.Any suggestions on how to proceed are welcome.Thanks.

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Please help.
Ive bought A lenovo g580(?) with 7 pre installed. There is four partitions preinstalled on the hdd. I've understod that You can not delete any of these, in order to keep the recovery system working.
Four partitions is the Max number of such.

Is it possible to Get an extra data partition?
If not, should i store my user data on c? What if win7 crashes,then i Will loose everything on c.

On my old pc, i had A dedicated d-partition for data. This is not possible on my new pc. Or is it?

Lee

Answer:Not able to create data partition

Yes, it is possible to add a data partition.

BUT, you cannot exceed 4 primary partitions. I assume you already have 4 primary partitions.

The best choice is probably to convert your current C partition to logical. You could then shrink C and make a data partition from the space generated by shrinking.

DO NOT DO NOT DO NOT say yes to any choice involving dynamic partitions. If you attempt to make a data partition right now, without first converting to logical, you will likely be asked to accept dynamic partitions. SAY NO. Better yet, don't try to make more partitions right now.

Best thing you can do right now:

Post a screen shot of Windows Disk Management so we can see your current partition structure.

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how can I create a 250gb data partition on my hard drive Move my files to it and then wipe the Windows partitions and then reinstall windows so that I don't lose my files.

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Having read the "Radified Partitioning Strategies...." thread I have finally come a long way in understanding the need and essence of proper and smart partitioning of drives...(oo how I lived in the dark ages)

However I can't figure out where to place the more demanding part of the program file folder; Should it be on the second partition of drive 1 (first beeing OS) or the second partition of drive 2 (first beeing operating system page file).

It seems logical in some way to put it on the second drive, as far as efficiency goes; drive 1 runs OS while drive 2 is smoothly running Programs, but this I am not sure of . I would definately like get the most out of Photoshop (working 100 mb files) - and Premiere in the near future.

Any tips will be highly appreciated !

Specs;

Asus P5-AD2
P4 3.4
1 Ghz corsair 667

Drive 1: 74 GB IDE
Drive 2: 74 GB IDE

Drive 3: 120 GB Sata (file dump)
 

Answer:Program files; on separate partition or on separate drive?

You should differentiate between programs themselves and the files you are working on. The program files are loaded only once - when you start it up (or when you activate some subsystem), your documents are accessed more often - every time you save or load them.

How much are you going to use that swap file? If not that much (have plenty of RAM), then I would put the PS scratch files on the second disk with the program itself installed on the OS disk. PS end files (the images themselves) to the second partition on the first disk.
 

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Hi,

I have a friends laptop (a Satellite Pro) which fails to boot into Vista (even in safe mode) with a blue screen. I have tried booting off my own Vista CD to attempt a windows repair, but even that results in the same blue screen. To cut a long story short, I want to resort back to factory default, but the recovery CDs were never created.

I can access the drive contents (both the C drive and the data partition) by booting off a linux live CD. Is there any way I can copy the files oft the data partition, and create a recovery CD/DVD using these file?

Many thanks

Answer:Can I create recovery CD from data partition manually?

> Is there any way I can copy the files oft the data partition, and create a recovery CD/DVD using these file?
No. You cannot do this. What you can do now is to order original recovery disc from Toshiba.
Sorry but there is nothing you can do about it.

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Hi all,
I have a 500 GB hard disk which is by default frmatted in FAT32 file system. It is now around 400 GB filled up. I have some files which are more than 4GB size which are not supported in FAT32 file system. Hence I need to create a new drive with NTFS file system. But I don't want to loose the 400GB filled up data. Any solution?
Thanks in advance
-pkd
 

Answer:How to create a new from an existing partition without loosing data

I don't know in Disk Management in XP there is an option to shrink the drive.....Disk Director by Acronis could do it.
 

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Good day, afternoon, night.
As the title explains I was trying to create a new primary partition in my Hard Disk Samsung HM500JI that I use as External Disk with an Acteck Enclosure USB 2.0 and with DISKPART I selected the Small Partition recently created and used the command "clean" (thinking that, that command would clean the partition and not the entire disk , and then I used "create partition primary" until I got advised that the entire disk was cleaned.

I found this thread and I think it could help me a lot with my problem but due all the programs are very powerful tools I don't want to delete my data

I had not put anything on the disk I just ran the Quick Scan and Deeper Scan from TestDisk with no lucky of recovery (I didn't take any SS of those scans). Now finished the Quick Scan of Partition Recovery in Partition Wizard with no lucky of any useful partition, just the last partition I did.

I will do the full scan of Partition Wizard and I will put the SS here.

It was only "Clean" command and "Create Partition Primary". Not "Clean All", so If the PW doesn't works I think the only tool that could help me is DMDE.

Recover data from a diskpart > clean command

And this ^ thread contains a lot of info from I take recently and I haven't made any other modify in the Hard disk since the DiskPart.
Hope all the info helps to help me and sorry about my English I'm from Mexico.

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I finished the Full Scan and as the ... Read more

Answer:HDD Data lost, Diskpart Clean and Create Partition Primary Commands

Hi alexalget,

I am still trying to reconstruct what you have done leading to this problem. Please answer each question point by point for my understanding.

1. You had put a 500GB HDD into an external casing. When you put it in the very first time, was that HDD a new one or it already had data in it?

2.Have you been using this setup, reading and writing into the drive since the time you put that 500GB drive in it, without changing the disk structure? In other words did you wipe / format it and started with a clean 500GB HDD inside?

3. If you were already using the drive, you will not be able to create a new volume unless you delete the existing volume. Did you delete the existing volume, before you created a new small volume of 8 GB?

4. Did you use Windows Disk Management to create this new 8GB volume?

5. Also post a screenshot of how your drive looks now in Windows Disk Management as well as Partition Wizard -the very first screen that appears when you launch PW.

( I know you had read the other thread by lonewolf, where Anshad Edavana had done an excellent work reconstructing the MBR, partition table and the NTFS boot sector. But your case is different - you seem to have done multiple operations rather than just a diskpart clean as in that case - and I am not sure whether you should follow that.)

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Hello.

I have bought a powerful new computer preloaded with Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit) and I would like to try and make future life with this computer and Windows 7 as easy as possible.

So I am wondering if I create a new separate d:\ partition and restore all my old and new programs and my data files to that d:\ partition, will all my own programs operate? For example, will Firefox operate if I install it to the new d:\ partition? And if I install Firefox to the d:\ partition will it install entirely to that new partition, or will it throw certain Firefox files into c:\windows or possibly other directories on the c:\ drive?

The reason I am asking is that it seems to me that it would be great if I could occasionally reinstall Windows 7 to the c:\ drive (after formatting the c:\ drive first). As reinstalling Windows 7 from the Recovery partition is so easy, it would be great to know that if Windows 7 becomes sluggish or develops problems at some point in the future, or if I just mess it up with configurations and I want to get back to the clean factory default, I could just reinstall it to c:\ WITHOUT losing all my own programs and my own data on the separate d:\ partition (of course I would always have been saving everything of my own to that separate d:\ partition).

What's causing me to ask this question is my recollection that back when I was using Windows 3.1, many years ago, a number of my personal programs (like Microsoft Word, for example) used to place *.in... Read more

Answer:Install personal programs to a partition separate from OS partition?

Some will work if installed onto a drive other than C:\

Some won't.

In any case, you'd have to re-install them to make them work, you
can't just copy them over.

I keep the OS and installed progs/apps on C:\, and nothing else. All
my progs save to D:\ and not into the C:\ drive.

I then use Image Backup to create an image of C:\ on an external drive.

This is updated monthly, or whenever I make changes to C:\.

Haven't had to re-install from scratch for over two years.


Hope this is of help to you.

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I used to have System Reserved on separate partion to C:\ but on my last fresh re-install, I decided to make C:\ and System Reserved in one partition. Here's what shows on Disk Management:

My question is, which is better. System Reserved on the same partition with C:\ or on a separate partition?

Answer:System Reserved in One Partition Vs. Separate Partition?

The question is how did you end up with so large system reserved partition, it's usually about 100 MB. On the other hand it might be a reserved backup partition with all the stuff needed if that's a laptop. Now, if that's a partition you can't just simply put it in another partition. You can format it and merge it with first partition but it will not be a partition any more.

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Hello,

Itís been many years since Iíve encountered virus/spyware problems but my computer finally caught something and Iím planning on reformatting (thatís what I get for not having any AV). Luckily, I still have access to all my data so can backup everything thatís important. However, itís gotten me thinking about the value of the data on my computer. Iíve got the last ten years of my life recorded and Iíd like to ensure that I donít loose that due to virus or hard drive failure.

Once I am done reformatting, Iím planning on keeping my data on a separate HD from my OS/software. The main reason for this is so that I can make an image of the OS/software HD but I was wondering if separating the data from the software will provide any significant protection to the data from viral corruption?

Thanks in advance!
 

Answer:Separate HDs for data and software. Data more secure?

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Hello all.
In my office we have a spreadsheet which we use to keep track of prices which we are quoted. This system seems to work rather well, but I'm sure it could be better. I have the following issues with our current system:
-Spreadsheets are only usable as spreadsheets. That information cannot really be put to use other than what it is currently doing.
-When we receive a quote we have to manually record (we add a comment box) what date and what time we were quoted
-Shared spreadsheets don't update immediately and two users can edit the same cell.

Therefore I think we would be better off creating a database. Unfortunately I know very little about databases and would like some advice.
#1, what type of database do I use?
#2, how would you structure the database? We have different vendors quoting us on a lot of products. As an example, we may have 4 vendors quoting us on 20 different digital cameras. The cameras may be different brands.

To have a better idea, our spreadsheet contains the following information:
Across the top row, different vendor names.
Down Column A, different model #s.
Each brand is separated into a different tab
Whenever we enter a price into that spreadsheet, we add a comment on excel with a timestamp.

I would like to have all of that info, and in addition I would like to have more fields if possible
They are:
Item condition
Delivery time
Minimum qty
Qty available
Warranty
Voltage


Thanks in advance.
Regards,
Andy

Answer:Create Database to hold price quoted by our vendors

I don't know a thing about databases, but the obvious answer seems to me to be Microsoft Access. I know it can be transfered through various other popular softwares like Excel. It's popular, & comes standard with MS Office.

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I have inherited a MS Access Database that some managers use to report phone calls made/received from any phone in the company. The report's source is a query that joins two other queries to show the total amount of calls made, received and the average time of each call over a specified time period.
The problem I stumbled upon is that if there are either no incoming, or outgoing calls during the specified dates, the report returns absolutely nothing.

I have tried many combinations of NZ() and IIF statements to try and get the queries to return at least some value if there are no matching records but so far, I have not been successful at doing so. Does anyone know of a way to get this query to work so that it will at least return the values of the query that has data?

Your help will be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Solved: Need to Create a Report from TWO separate queries

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Basically here's the gist:

I was just asked by my boss to make the database I'm working on in two versions. One for access by administrators, and the others by the office employees. The difference between the two being that the employees database has restricted functions (i.e. not allowed to e-mail the data or print, only view).

So basically I need to have 2 versions of the same database to view the same data, only difference being a difference in appearance.

Any ideas?

Thanks for your help!
 

Answer:Create 2 separate databases with relating tables

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I have a Linksys WR54GS router as my main router attached to the internet. I run a Bed & Breakfast and I give my guests free access to the internet via WiFi. My problem is, I also use that network for my business and personal computers and I am afraid that a tech savvy guest could hack into my files. I thought that if I connect a second WiFi router, I could set up a second network which my guests could use to access the web thru my main router.

Does anyone have a clue if this is possible?
 

Answer:I want to connect 2 Wi-Fi routers to create 2 separate networks

It mostly depends on the company that is your internet provider... With their sayso, you can do it easily... just be sure the channels are widely different, and that you can control them through your client setups so the customer understands what and where.
 

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how to create folders in photos.

Answer:How do I create separate folders for photos on my Lumia 730?

Just download files from the store you'll get all your files there ppick photo you want to seprate make a new folder and put it into them your photos would be showing in different folder in your gallery

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We have a portion of our staff (about 20%) who use Skype for business exclusively to see clients remotely. We are on a domain but do not want our Skype traffic to be on the same network. What is
the best way to put these specific computers on a separate, secure network and allocate bandwidth so that these computers are operating at the fastest rate possible? We are setup now with a ISP-Our Sonic wall Firewall-our network. Not sure if that helps but
am wanting to create network for these computers so they are not using the same bandwidth as the other 80% of the organization. I am not very familiar with setting this up alone so the more information the better! Have have Cisco
48 port Gigabit smart  switch Netgear 48 port 10/100 switch and sonic wall firewall. 

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Hello..

type
xyz
xyz
xyz
ccc
ccc
ccc
ccc
ccc
ccc
zzz
zzz
zzz
zzz

etc... but several thousand rows each with their own "type" ordered by type

how can i create a separate spreadsheet for each type...

dont know what this process is called...

surely there is a faster way than copying each type and pasting into a new xls doc...

(dont want to create tabs)

Thanks for any advice
 

Answer:Solved: how can you create multiple separate sheets from one sheet xls?

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I just bought an i phone 5s,with Sprint and I have 1gb of data.Approximately how many apps can I down load.I understand it depends on the size of the app.

Answer:How many apps can an iPhone 5s hold with 1gb of data?

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question I just bought an i phone 5s,with Sprint and I have 1gb of data.Approximately how many apps can I down load.I understand it depends on the size of the app. You can download whatsapp, camera app, editing app, MS office mobile, flashlight app, battery apps and never ending list of apps and games can be loaded until you cross your data limit.

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Hi
I am having real trouble with this, depending on who you read this is perfectly doable or completely impossible.
I have a SATA drive with Windows 7 Home. I am trying to add a separate DOS partition and a Dual boot front end. I have managed the dual boot and getting to Grub DOS prompt without breaking Windows 7.
How do I install DOS (Any version) inth the FAT 32 segment and point Grub at it to start DOS up?
I am not a great techie, so a step by step guide would be very much appreciated.
Andy

Answer:Add DOS in a separate partition

I don't think Grub would work for DOS. Try this: THPC: Dual-Boot MS-DOS 7.10 and Windows 7 on your Windows 7 computer

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I have a K330B, that came with 7 Home Premium.  I have added a firewire card to connect to a DVR.  XP works better with firewire I have found.  Would putting XP on a partition work?

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My current job is very heavy on email. It's is not me sending in paper work for work completed, it me electronically covering my butt because of a screw up at work.

All my work release emails are sent to a different email account to my personal one.
I have currently have a series of rules in place to sort out emails going into different folder in my inbox.
My sent items on the other hand is a mess as you have a mix of personal and work email. Even though I set up rules for sent items, it does not alway work.

How do I go about setting up a 2nd personal folder under Microsoft Outlook 2007 so I all my email related to work (inbox, sent items, etc) can stay there.

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I have 4 Disks as shown in the pictures.
(different view)

My 9-old HDD 320 GB drive was XP (C:\ DISK 2, Basic), and then I added a 120 GB SSD (S:\ Disk 1, System, Boot, Dynamic, Simple/Spanned) 3 years ago. Its not Active or Primary tho, C: is.

All programs user data on the S: drive. I am running out of space on S drive.

I added a new 240 GB SSD (Dynamic, Disk 3) - which has NO DATA and is Unallocated.
I want to aggregate S: Drive and this 240GB drive into one large volume to meet my space requirements.

However both Partition Magic and Disk Mgs "Extend" option is disabled. (WHY?? - is Extend option on the same physical drive only? Can one not span into other physical Disk Drives?)

Neither can I create a SPANNED Volume - the Spanned volume option is grayed out. (I tried with creating a Dynamic Disk on the 240 GB SSD but same result). (is it because I was tring to create spanned volume for the boot+system volume?)

Please note my old 320 GB drive (XP C:\ drive) is still "Active" although I migrated the BootMgr to the S: drive.

I cannot make S drive a Primary partition even though I tried this method (Partition Magic bootable CD --> Modify [same - problem as mine]).

But "Set Active" is grayed out :

If I cannot extend or span, what are my options?

Merge volumes on different physical disks to be one volume? This is also grayed out?
What can I do? Move the volume from the 120GB S drive to the 240 GB SSD?
Or set up RAID0?

Ideal... Read more

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I would like to know if there is any way i could separate the following data using any excel formules, etc so that i could have only the EMAIL address in ONE CELLI have already tried "find and replace" (but dont know how to FIND UPPER case) and "text to columns" fucntion but to no availeg [email protected] [email protected] so on....many thanks

Answer:How To Separate Data

Your post is a little confusing. It's hard to tell what is the email address and what isn't.Are you trying to split the data at the point where the uppercase letters change to lower case?All of your examples have the same number of characters. Is this really the case? If so, the RIGHT and LEFT functions should work for you.

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Hello guys,'ve looked for everything that google and not found my solution.

Is giving the following error when trying to install windows 7 in HD:
"setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition"

I've tried to do some procedures, but also can not create partition, do not know what else to do.

I've tried also to give a "clean" and nothing also, can someone help me?

Thanks!!!

Answer:Setup was unable to create a new system partition - I can not create p

Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure

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Hi Everyone,

I bought a new computer back in April '13 and i moved the HDD from my old computer into my new one. I created a new partition on that drive so windows could be installed and i named the other partition containing the old install and user data 'Old HDD'.
Recently i have had a few problems with external drives so i want to back my external drives up. I have tried to format the Old HDD partition but windows wouldnt let me because i assume it recognises that there is a windows install on that drive.

I read some posts about setting the partition as inactive so i set it to inactive and rebooted my machine for good measure only to find that when i did, the new windows installation wouldnt boot at all. This leads me to believe that my boot info is on the OldHDD partition which i have now set back to active meaning i can now boot into windows once again. I want to format that drive so is there any way i can move my boot information from the Old HDD (E:\) Drive onto my Local Disk (C:/) Drive?

Thanks in advance
Jack
 

Answer:BOOTMGR is on a separate partition?

First make the old hard drive inactive. Then follow this below.

NOTE: If the system does not boot from the Windows 7 DVD you will need to boot into the Bios and change the boot order so the CD drive is in 1st position.

1.Put the Windows 7 installation disc in the disc drive, and then restart your computer.
2.Press a key when you are prompted.
3.Select a language, a time, a currency, a keyboard or an input method, and then click Next.
4.Click Repair your computer.
5.Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next.
6.In the System Recovery Options dialog box, select Startup Repair.

The system may reboot automatically, allow it to proceed. If it isn't successful at the first attempt try it three more times before giving up.

Let the repair run and do not touch any keys until it displays a result.
 

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Hi Folks. This is my first post. Yup, I'm a Newbie, so please be gentle.

For many reasons, most of them horrific, I need to format my C: drive. I want to load XP separately from my application programs and data. How is this done? I want to be able to install the application programs wherever the program suggests during installation, useually on C: drive.

Thanks for any help you can provide.
 

Answer:Separate partition/drive fo XP SP3

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BarefootKid is going to reach through the cloud and kill me I know but...

I made 3 partitions on a 128G SSD. I installed Win7Pro64 on the first partition. Now I'm ready to install some programs and I just realized, I don't really want to change the default directories at all...I think that's just asking for confusion and trouble.

I was so convinced I needed a separate Programs partition. Well I got it, thanks to a lot of help from BFK and Dave and others. But honestly, now I don't know what to do with it!

Can anyone tell me if there's a good reason to have a separate partition for your programs?

Thankfully since it's empty it's easy to change - I'll just extend my OS partition.

I guess....

Thanks for any comments, suggestions, advise - or poisoned pen letters in the case of BFK - you want to send my way! Seriously, I'd really appreciate any thoughts you would care to share.

Answer:Separate Partition for OS and Apps?

It is never a good idea to put programs on another partition. They write keys to the registry which intergrate them into the OS and should be on the same partition backed up in the same image.

User files, yes. Put them on a separate partition (preferably separate HD) linked to the Win7 directories so that they become their own data vault protected in case OS becomes irreparable. Then you only need to reimage a compact OS/Programs partition and your files are still in place ready to go.

User Folders - Change Default Location
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

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I have run the Microsoft Vista upgrade advisor on my laptop. I have been advised that there is not enough space on my C drive (13.06Gb), but I can install on my D drive (36.42Gb). C and D are partitions on my internal HDD that were present when I bought the laptop.If I were to install on D, what would happen to my copy of XP Pro on C? Would this constitute a dual boot arrangement? Would I be able to revert to XP Pro? I would, of course do a full backup using True Image 10. Would this backup effectively reinstall the old XP Pro after I have installed Vista on D? The version of Vista I have is Vista Business "Express Upgrade". Are there any other things I should take into consideration?

Answer:Vista on separate Partition

This may help. click here

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I have a 500GB portable drive.
I need 250GB to be NTFS and 250GB to be HFS+
How can I do this?
I have a Mac at work and Vista at home.
FAT32 will not work b/c I have files that easily clear 17GB
NTFS only won't work b/c I can't read it on my work Mac or clients Mac and can't install to tell anyone to install any unnecessary programs.
NFS+ only won't work b/c even though I have 'MacDrive' at home, I need to bring this drive to clients.
2 drives is not a solution either.
Can anyone shed some light on this?
As a side note, I can do this format, or whatever is required, from home or work. What I can't do is hop around from home to work and back b/c I have a nearly 2 hour commute. So whatever I try, wherever I am, has to be a solid effort with some results. Please.
Thank you, anyone that can help!
-AP
 

Answer:Separate Partition Issues

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my computer hard disk space is 160 gb and i had installed XP in c: dirve and i want to install win 7 on a separate partition F: having 70 gb space. can i install win 7 with dual booting option for win xp and win 7 without effecting the data in other drives or partition

Answer:can we install win 7 on a separate partition

absolutely YES!, you will need to choose advanced during the setup process to tell win7 what partition to setup on, then you will have a choice to boot old operating system or win 7..i hate computers!but cant help myself....

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Hi all,

Just a quick question...Is it possible to install the windows8 developer on to a separate partition on my hard drive?
Does it give you the option when you go to install?

I am sure I read somewhere that it doesn't but wanted to make sure before I try anything.

Thanks

Answer:Possible to install on separate partition?

Hello Burtie,

Yes, you will have an option of where to install Windows 8 to.

(step 6 here if installing Windows 8 from inside say Windows 7)
Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista
...or to do a clean install at boot
Possible to install on separate partition?

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi, to make a long story short, my computer gradually started to exhibit strange behavior... long boot-up times, mouse disappearing but still activating context buttons (cursor was still operable, but not visible), sound crackling and distorting easily if more than one app was open, slow shutdown, etc.

After running several anti-malware/virus programs, uninstalling and reinstalling drivers, and defragging my HD, I attempted a repair install, which failed. I am now unable to log into windows and face a repair installation that continually ends with an error. If I do not select "boot from CD", then my computer just keeps restarting over and over.

So I have decided that the best thing to do is to reformat the hard drive and start over. The only problem is that I have several gigs worth of files that I don't want to erase.

So...
I have another computer that has two hard drives. The second drive has some files on it but does not have windows installed on it... the other HD on that computer (which I am assuming is the "master" HD) does.

My plan is to use HD#2 (the one that doesn't have Windows installed on it) and make it the "master" drive on my current computer, partition it to keep the data that's on it intact, and use that separate partition to install windows. Then I will make HD#1 (the original HD, which I plan to reformat) the "slave" and copy the files I want from it to HD#2.

Afterwards, I will make HD#1 the master... Read more

Answer:Backing up data using separate HD?

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Another little one!I've done a clean install of XP on my lappy and partitioned the disk into two drives "C" and "D".Intending O.S. and Progs to live in splendid isolation on "C" drive, whilst my data (all the "My" folders)happily inhabit "D" drive!Problem is, the "My" folders for "All users", "Current User" and "Name", are all contained in the "Documents and settings" folder on the "C" drive.I recall reading somewhere that these particular folders have some unique features, and you can't just move them around any old way, it must be done correctly.Can someone clarify this for me please?

Answer:How to separate Data from the O.S. and Progs.

You can create a Folder on the D:\ partition and save to that. When clicking "Save As" choose where you want to put them from drop down box

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I have a new 500G hard drive that I just installed. I loaded Vista on a 50G partition with all updates and a few apps (adobe, web browsers, and such). I now have 19G free space on the 50G partition. Is this free space enough for growth?

Also, I would like to store data on the other partition away from system partition. I am doing this because I was told if I did this and ever needed to reload the OS that I would not need to worry with reloading the data. I could point the install to the partition that the OS is installed on. Of course I would still need to reload all apps.

I have researched storing data on the other partition but came across conflicting information so I immediately came here to get the right answer. How do I make all data store on the partition not containing system? Do you have to do it per user? And I may be asking a lot here but can you install apps outside the system partition?

My goal is to have the system separate from everything (data and apps). This way if the OS gets corrupted, all I would need to do is reload OS and updates. I hope this makes sense and I posted in the right place.

Answer:How to keep data on separate partion

Honestly you're possibly pushing it wwith 50Gig.

My drives I just dump everything over onto it after portioning and formatting.

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I am doing a clean install of Win 7 Pro 64bit over Vista home premium 64bit, and currently have my OS and data on separate drives. Once i install the OS on drive C: what do i need to do to insure that my data i.e. music, pictures, documents etc. will still point toward the drive with the data on it. ???
Regards, BD

Answer:OS and Data on separate drives

I am not sure a 100% percent if there is an rule about this but why dont you copy it all back to the folders ie documents music video pic ect to the windows 7 pc from the old disk

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Basically, I only have one partition on my computer (C that includes everything: data, operating system, programs, etc. What I'm looking to do is make a separate partition with JUST my operating system in order to clone it to my solid state drive on my home-built computer. I'll recover all my data separately, but I want to make an ISO file of my operating system to install on my new SSD. However, I can't seem to figure out how to partition my HDD to include JUST the operating system to copy onto my SSD. I'm doing this so I don't have to make a 500GB ISO with ALL of my stuff on it. Games, music, programs, porn, etc. do not need to be included in a recovery partition.

Also, how much space should I allocate in the new partition before I throw my OS onto it? All help would be appreciated.

I've searched far and wide for help on this, but all tutorials I watch have the OS already separated when they transfer it to a new hard drive Nobody seems to go a bit more in-depth with how they separated the OS from the rest of their stuff.

Answer:How Do I Separate Win7 OS To A Seperate Partition?

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Originally Posted by Struzinski


Nobody seems to go a bit more in-depth with how they separated the OS from the rest of their stuff.




i dont think most ppl would try to do this. the windows install you are trying to move has customizations inside it that are tailored to that specific instance. If you separated the OS from the user data and programs, then i would expect errors to occur later down the road. My recommendation would be to install a fresh windows on the ssd. Afterwards, you could run sysprep and create a disk image with clonezilla to reduce the time to install windows.

however, one way to separate the os from the user data would be to create backup and restore jobs with directory excludions.

Back up your files - Microsoft Windows Help

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I'd really like to take advantage of the file history now easily accessible in W8. However it won't let me use a separate partition on the same HDD, but only an external drive. Since I don't like to lug an external drive wherever and I can't see the use of having one permanently hanging off my USB port, how can I make it use my internal (separate partition) drive?

I tried using EASEUS to change the disk labels but I don't know how to. Any help would be so much appreciated.

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If |I install my programmes on a separate partition to my Windows 7 will it work?

Answer:Windows 7 on separate partition to programmes

You could have problems (but you may not) I would have a read here first enter link description here

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Hi,

I wanted to try doing this, but I'm not sure if it will work correctly so I wanted to ask first. Is it possible to format my hard drive, make a 4GB partition and just install windows on that, but put Program Files and My Documents on a different partition? So the windows partition would just be the operating system and thats all. So it would be easier to clean up and if i need to reinstall windows again, I don't have to worry about my programs or other files, i can just install windows on that partition again....
I'm assuming if I had to reinstall windows, some of my programs on the other partition would need to be installed again since they need to put things into Windows folders. However can this be done? is it wise to do? or will it just end up being a headache?

Thanks

Answer:Installing Windows On A Separate Partition.

if you had to reinstall windows all of your programs would not work because the registry info would not be present
and program files cannot be mounted to a separate drive because the folder is not empty

what you can do however is mount your my docs on a separate partition. That will be a little less of a pain, but will require more than one user account.

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Hi all.....
In short,I'm asking how (if possible) to remove my (F) partition that currently is used for my SWAP file... I'm running WinXP Home... Primary drive C: is all one partition,except for 2.99Gb set up for SWAP file..... Note:My SWAP file is on a Fat32 partition.
The rest of my C: drive is NTFS ....... 120Gb total C: drive.

Ultimately,my objective is to have just one partition,on C:drive.
With end result being WinXP being installed with no SWAP file partition.

All is running fine,no problems...
One year ago,I had cause to do a clean install of XP on a new HD,(old one died).
At that time,I set up a separate partition for Swap file (F) partition.

However after a year now,I've just read that it is not advisable to set up a separate
Swap file partition,because it will cause my system to run slow.
Back then,of all the reading I did,I saw no mention of this SWAP file partition not being
a good idea....

After searching for info on removing this SWAP file partition.
It seems that the only way to do this is to do another full clean install of XP...
What a hassle.....!

Just for you're info.....
I do have plenty of room,on my C: drive. (for making another partition if needed)
I also have a second drive .. ( E )..(180Gb) That has 50Gb of space that has never
been yet .... formatted....
Here is the info (from another forum) I have just read,that has caused this interest.
Comment:
I have a separate partition for the page file. It has enough space so... Read more

Answer:help removing separate swap partition

Having a separate partition for a swap file on the same physical drive as the system will slow it down a bit.
Having a separate partition for a swap file on a Different physical drive as the system will Increase performance a little. If the swap file is not being used, it won't make a difference.

Just move the swap file back to the C: drive and do what ever you want with the F: drive.

Right click My Computer, click Properties
Click the Advanced tab
In the Performance section, click the Settings button.
Click the Advanced tab
In the Virtual memory section, click the Change button
Highlight the C: drive and chose System managed size
(or Custom size and set your sizes as desired.)
Click the Set button
Highlight the F: drive and select No paging file
Click the Set button
OK back to the Desktop and reboot.
You can delete the F: partition, and use EASEUS Partition Manager (Home Edition) or a Gparted Live CD to extend the C: partition to use the entire drive
 

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My computer was windows 7 (upgraded from xp 64 license). I bought the Windows 8 pro upgrade. I didn't understand the dual boot issue with installing the windows 8 on it thinking as long as I wasn't running the windows 7. I learned I have to have two separate licenses to keep the windows 7 and windows 8 installed on a dual boot setup.
I also have a XP 32 bit license so I will install the windows 8 upgrade from it. I believe this is in compliance with the EULA. If not please let me know.

When I installed the windows 8 originally, I had setup a separate partition, named it Windows 8, assigned a drive letter of W, and formatted the drive. I had read several directions stating to do it this way. I don't believe this is right as when I installed windows 8 on this partition, it didn't setup a dual boot setup. It just boots from the windows 8 partition and assigned drive C to windows 8 partition and reassigned a drive letter to my windows 7 partition. Plus on my windows 7 setup, I have a Raid 5 3 drive setup. Running Windows 8 my raid drive (pictures) don't show up. I know Windows 8 uses storage spaces. Not sure if this prevented the dual boot from not working or not??

But what I was wanting to do is to remove Windows 8 and make my windows 7 my boot partition again. Then format the windows 8 partition and then make it unallocated. Then install my xp 32 bit on the windows 8 partition, update it to sp3, then install windows 8 on that partition, but I am thinking it sho... Read more

Answer:Installed Win 8 on separate partition - want to uninstall?

Is this your setup?

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Hiya guys,

I've been searching around for a way to install a copy of windows ultimate and keep the Users and programs on a separate drive.

To expand a little better; I have a Toshiba satellite which keeps breaking and I've had to re-install 3 times in the last month. Unfortunately I'm a student and I can't really afford a decent replacement or a new drive.

What I'd like to do is install windows on one partition, and have the Users and (if need be) the Program Files folder's located on another disc. This way the next time I have to re-install - in about a week - I won't have to boot a linux disc and back everything up before wiping the thing clean.

Thank you.

Answer:Install windows to a separate partition

You have separate HD's, or just want a separate data partition on the same HD?

Post back a screenshot showing your maximized Disk Mgmt drive map and listings using the Snipping Tool in Start menu so we can advise you better: Screen Shots

Why do you need to reimage so often? How about getting a superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 using only the tools and methods to install and maintain your install given in the blue link. Then save your backup image to use in place of reinstall.

Easiest method to link your files from another partition is to copy your User folders there and then rightclick on each to link to related Library - Include a Folder - Windows 7 Forums. Then you can delete the content of those folders on the OS drive so it becomes only OS and Programs.

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I upgraded to windows 7 Ultimate last night. Well, actually it was a fresh install because I was running Windows XP Performance edition. >.> Anyways, when I was running XP I set the All Programs tab to read from the Program Files in my F:/ partition where I keep my programs. When I installed Windows 7, I couldn't figure out how to do this on the new OS. Any knowledge on the subject?

Also, while I'm thinking about it, I keep getting an "access denied" error whenever I try to access the Application Data for my Win7 user account to import the data from my XP user account. I already set myself as the owner and gave myself permission to do just about anything, just I still can't seem to get win7 to let me in. Any help on this problem as well?

Answer:Windows 7, Programs in separate partition

Could you Please post a screen shot of your disk management window?

It will be located under start|programs|administrative tools| computer management

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I'd really like to take advantage of the file history now easily accessible in W8. However it won't let me use a separate partition on the same HDD, but only an external drive. Since I don't like to lug an external drive wherever and I can't see the use of having one permanently hanging off my USB port, how can I make it use my internal (separate partition) drive?

I tried using EASEUS to change the disk labels but I don't know how to. Any help would be so much appreciated.

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Could use a little help here?

Here?s the deal, I have Windows 7 on one partition "C" drive, but my boot loader is located on another partition - "M" drive.

Now whenever I attempt to do a full backup/image I?m required to backup the M drive as well. What?s the best way to move the boot loader and have everything on the ?C? drive so that I?m only imaging the ?C? drive?

I read something about doing this by making the OS drive active? Then moving the boot loader, but I?m not sure about this and don?t want to hose the system by having to do a reinstall of the OS.

Also, is there a reason that the loader should/needs to be on a different partition?

Thanks.

Answer:Boot loader on separate partition?

You can of course create an MBR on C - there are plenty of tutorials here and on the web. What I suggest, that you image the little partition only once and keep that "in stock" - just in case. From then on image only C because the MBR will stay on the little partition and can be used after a restore. Just make sure you do not declare C as "active" - because the little partition is your active partition. Also do not restore the MBR when that question is being asked during the restore cycle. I know that question is being asked in e.g. Macrium and also in the Norton Ghost Copy.

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Hello everyone.
I have a Windows 8 Consumer Preview DVD that I burned a couple of days ago, and, I was about to install it last night when I found FAQ for it. I read a post on how the Windows 7 partition only booted to the recovery mode, and that it wouldn't load. Ever since then, I've been worried as to if I should try installing it or not. All of my important files are on Windows 7, and, get this, unless I boot from the DVD, it asks me to uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials AND avast!. (Seriously?)
Also, I know that if I try to run Microsoft Office (from the Windows 7 partition), it wouldn't open.

Any help?

~Shadowboy1795~

Answer:What happens if I install Windows 8 on a separate partition?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by shadowboy1795


All of my important files are on Windows 7, and, get this, unless I boot from the DVD, it asks me to uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials AND avast!. (Seriously?)
Also, I know that if I try to run Microsoft Office (from the Windows 7 partition), it wouldn't open.


I wouldn't install Windows 8 in your situation. You have some significant problems that you should resolve first.

If all was well, you could simply make a new partition and install Windows 8 to it without any issues. Leaving aside whether or not you think Windows 8 is an improvement over Windows 7.

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Hi folks,

I've got a couple pretty basic questions. I've seen in another thread that some people like to partition their large hard drives and put Windows onto the smaller partition. This apparently makes re-formatting easier.

My question is this: What exactly goes into the little Windows partition. Do all of your program files go in?

If I installed all my games into the separate partition, would that slow down gaming? What about if I installed my other applications (winamp, Microsoft Office, antivirus, etc.) onto the non-windows partition?

I hate re-installing all the stuff every time I format. Can't imagine how some people re-format every month.

thanks
 

Answer:Question About Separate Windows Partition

Yeah what you can do is buy Norton ghost. Once you have your system just the way you want it with all your programs installed and registered and all that good stuff ghost it. After that you will have a complete system with all your programs then when you need to reinstall just use your image a bang you have everything back to normal. But with that note it is always good to store your data like music, videos, and stuff on a seperate partition because when you have to reinstall windows you don't lose the goods.
 

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Hello, I have an existing Windows 10 PC. I have a 1TB hard drive, and I want to make a partition and install Windows 7 on that partition. Microsoft says that installing the older operating system last can "render your system inoperable", so I'm not sure. Obviously, Windows 10 is already installed so I can't "install the older OS first." Any help or answers? Can I do it without screwing my system? Thanks!

Answer:Install Windows 7 on a separate partition

Hello Clockwork Welcome to the Ten Forums!

Yes it will by rewriting the mbr information in favor of the 7 install you are planning. You then would need to repair the boot sector either by the command prompt option if electing not to use the Startup Repair tool also seen in 10 as well as in Vista/7.8.8.1! The rewrite to correct the boot sector would then see 10 back but may not see 7 until added in as a boot option.

Here besides seeing both 10 Pro and Home VMs as well as 7 Pro and Ultimate now on VM I also have two desktops both seeing 10/7 dual boots but on two separate drives. The boot entry for each is simply added into the other version's BCD store using a free app called EasyBCD you may have heard of already! The first version of that one was seen for Vista many years ago and commonly used. First however you will want to review the guide for setting a dual boot of 10 with 7, 8, 81. seen at Windows 10 - Dual Boot with Windows 7 or Windows 8 - Windows 10 Forums

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WOuld it be a good idea to place the swap file in it's own partition. I have 512MB RAM and was thinking of making a 2GB partition just for this. Would the system run faster? What might any drawbacks be?Thanks PvG

Answer:SWAP file in a separate partition?

It may be an advantage - I have done that to the extent that the swap file is on a 2gb partition on a different physical disk. I have never read anything conclusive about it though and I think it will all depend on the overall spec of the machine and the usage it gets.

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Hello, I have an existing Windows 10 PC. I have a 1TB hard drive, and I want to make a partition and install Windows 7 on that partition. Microsoft says that installing the older operating system last can "render your system inoperable", so I'm not sure. Obviously, Windows 10 is already installed so I can't "install the older OS first." Any help or answers? Can I do it without screwing my system? Thanks!

Answer:Install Windows 7 on a separate partition

Hello Clockwork Welcome to the Ten Forums!

Yes it will by rewriting the mbr information in favor of the 7 install you are planning. You then would need to repair the boot sector either by the command prompt option if electing not to use the Startup Repair tool also seen in 10 as well as in Vista/7.8.8.1! The rewrite to correct the boot sector would then see 10 back but may not see 7 until added in as a boot option.

Here besides seeing both 10 Pro and Home VMs as well as 7 Pro and Ultimate now on VM I also have two desktops both seeing 10/7 dual boots but on two separate drives. The boot entry for each is simply added into the other version's BCD store using a free app called EasyBCD you may have heard of already! The first version of that one was seen for Vista many years ago and commonly used. First however you will want to review the guide for setting a dual boot of 10 with 7, 8, 81. seen at Windows 10 - Dual Boot with Windows 7 or Windows 8 - Windows 10 Forums

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My computer came with one great big partition, with XP Home installed on it. For four months all my data got stored on that same partition. Then I got partition magic, and decided to make a separate partition for all my files. This turned out to be too small, after I'd transfered all my music, plus my work files to it. I then tried to repartition the drive, taking most of the spare space from the XP drive and giving it to the data drive.
Just as it started to widen the Data drive, and after shrinking the XP drive, it crashed. Now XP doesn't boot, and my data partition is corrupted too.
I've been daft and so have no backup of my data, and no partition magic back-up floppies. Is there anyway I can get the data back?

If it's any help, Ubuntu is also on the laptop, and working fine.
 

Answer:Partition Magic 8 has corrupted Windows partition and Data partition

Do you have the installation CD? If so, "BART PE" may be the solution. I have used it with success. Here is the link: http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/

{redoak}
 

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Hello
I recently purchased a Kingston Data traveler 101 16GB flash disc.

The problem is that files larger than 500MB are corrupted when sent to the drive. If files had been previously stored on the drive and theyíve taken 500MB, then files added after that are completely corrupt. The files do appear and show their sizes but they cannot be opened. For example, if theyíre video files, any player attempting to play them reports errors related to codecs or if theyíre pdf documents, the reader reports the files are corrupt, etc.

In Windows, the actual size (15.7 GB) is displayed. No errors are encountered when sending files. However, when sending files to the drive, until about 500 MB is reached (given the drive was empty) the speed is about 1MB/s. After about 500MB has been sent, the speed reaches up to 25 MB/s. Iíve already tried the quick and full format using both NTFS and FAT32 with the default allocation size but they didnít solve the problem.

Iíve tried using and formatting the drive both on Windows Vista & XP 32 bit systems.
Can this be fixed?

Thank you
 

Answer:Kingston Data Traveller 101 16GB Doesn't Hold more than 500MB

Happened to me with the 8 GB model, limit for corruption was a living 2-4 GB, RMA the drive. I doubt there's anything possible to do to fix the drive that costs less than a new one. Kingston was quite happy to send me a new one. (well actually the web store did but anyways)
 

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Dear all, I am quite new into macros in Excel and I would like to ask you to help me to solve this problem.I have a .xls file with almost 40.000 rows of data (starting from A1). I would like to separate them within the same file into different worksheets where every would contain 240 rows only. That means that in first worksheet would be first 240 rows, in the second one another 240 rows and so on until the end. If possible the original worksheet should stay untouched.Thank you for your help and I look forward your answers.Peter

Answer:how to separate data into sheets with X rows

In order to do that, you'll need 166 sheets created.We can write VBA code to create them and then copy the data in blocks of 240, but then you'll come back and ask us how to rename the 166 tabs. ;-)You also might want header rows on each sheet which can also be covered in the code.Why not tell us everything you think you need done and we'll try to do it all in one shot.

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hi.
how can i separate all data to different partition,and live only operation system files.
how can i find all system files ???
please help.
 

Answer:separate data & system files ???

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Hi.. I have a database of companies with their addresses. How can the data be separated into street address, town, state and zip WHEN the data are all on column A, like this:
Stephen Inc
123 West Ave, Millady, NY 10000
Billy LLC
456 North Lane, Wellsby, NY 11577
Ron Co.
789 Broadway, New Lake, NY 10101
 

Answer:Solved: Parse, Separate data

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I have my Windows format disc and I want to create another partition with it. I tried to create one, but it said something like "You have no more space to create another partition because you used up all your space on your Windows primary partition". See, when I reformatted my computer a while back I just created 1 partition for Windows and applied all the space onto that partition.

I was wondering if there is a way I could remove some space off of my Windows primary partition and create another partition with the space I removed. I want to do this so I can put general things in my other partition such as documents, music, etc. and just leave the other partition for Windows and programs. This way, my computer will possibly run faster, etc.

Could someone tell me how to do this?
 

Answer:I want to create a secondary partition, but I added all space on primary partition

You didn't mention what operating system you have.. that could make a difference... Vista has made it a little easier to do.
I'll assume you have XP.

1.) First defrag your drive.

2.) Then back up everything, because partition changes can easily wipe out your whole drive.

3.) Then, use a program such as Parted Magic, Partition Logic, or Partion Magic to change your partition sizes.
I'm not sure this will help you that much that it's worth doing, but good luck with it.
 

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I bought a fairly new eMachines E528-2325 from a friend. before buying he decided to use DBAN 2.2.6 to wipe Windows 7 and install Ubuntu 11.04, after buying i requested him to reinstall Windows 7 using usb, so he again used DBAN to wipe the computer. Upon trying to install windows he got the error "Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing partition." We both cannot find a fix to this problem, and we have basic knowledge on computers. Please and thanks for any help.

eMachines E528-2325
Intel Celeron 900 processor
2GB DDR3 system memory
250GB SATA hard drive
DVD/CD drive doesn't work

Answer:Setup unable to create a new partition or locate an existing partition

Hello mrvoid, welcome to Seven Forums!

Boot the Windows 7 installer and do at least a clean to start and a clean all would be best; have a look at the information below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.



To start fresh with a clean installation or clean install with an upgrade version of Windows 7, it may be best to over-write the Master Boot Record of any possible corruption and then use the Windows installer to create and format the partition(s) for installation, have a look at the "#6 clean" option of Method One in this first tutorial linked below. Secure Erase / Wipe : Definition and Methods
DISKPART : At PC Startup

If you want to completely wipe, over-write the entire Hard Disk Drive of any possible malware infection and / or to get the best possible space to do the install to or just for security purposes, have a look at these tutorials. SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
Additional Secure Erase / Wipe Information

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I would like to create a bootable partition from an existing Win 7 partition. I have two partitions bootable now. Both Win 7- one with dragon dictate and various software I am trying out (on a 1.5 TB drive) and the other is my regular boot partition on an SSD with the system reserved partition.

I would like to create an exact image of the regular SSD boot partition on the 1.5 TB drive with the existing win7 dragon partition (and other data drives) to do an upgrade to win 8 (avoiding reinstall of lots of additional software).

I have read lots of threads on related topics but haven't seen one that can help with this problem.

I have tried acronis DD 2011 copying the partition but it isn't bootable and easyBCD adds it but it always defaults to the dragon partition when selecting it from the boot menu.

I do have acronis 2011, 2012, and 2013 plus versions as well as 2011 disk director.
Also just downloaded partition wizard but thought I might try a question first. If there is a thread I missed that has the solution, please point me there.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:create dual boot partition from exisiting W7 partition on existing HDD

After re-imaging the partition to HD choosing Auto drive letter selection, Active partition and include MBR and Track0, unplug all other HDs, set target HDD first HD to boot in BIOS (after DVD drive), confirm partition is still marked Active then run Startup Repair - Run up to 3 Separate Times until Win7 starts with the System Active flags onboard.

If you are including the 100mb System Reserved partition then all of these things should be done choosing it, so that it remains bootable and starts Win7. Otherwise the steps applied to C will cut out the 100mb System Reserved as boot partition.

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I am getting this error while installing windows 7 again!
My earlier win 7 got corrupted and i am trying to reinstall it.
I am using USB drive.
I have tried re-inserting pen drive and diskpart method to set the location of the partition.but both solutions are useless!
What can be the reason and what should i do?

Answer:Unable to create a new system partition or locate an existin partition

The problem is all your partitions are Logical.
The bootloader needs to be installed in a Primary partition.

You can delete Partition 4 so it becomes Unallocated space.
Then Windows should be able to create a system partition and install.
Installing in Unallocated space Windows will create 2 partitions, a System Reserved partition for the bootloader and a C partition for Windows.

Or, you could delete Partition 4 and create a new Primary partition.
If you install Windows into that Primary partition the bootloader and Windows will be in the C partition.
You won't have a System Reserved partition.

I like having Windows as the first partition, before any data partitions, but that would be more work if you want to move partitions around before installing Windows.

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Hey everyoen out there. Here are some specs on my system beforei go tearing into it. I run XP pro on a 1.2 Duron. I have two hard didsks, one 80 with 4 partitions and one 40 with one partition. I set up all partitions with Maxblast (they are maxtor 133's running at ATA 100). I ahve a ti4800SE qith 128DDR- talk about a mismatch, but it gives me a good reason oto upgrade.

The thing is this. I went ot a LAN and spent hours tweaking and having other people tweak my network settings adn finally ended up giving in to their chants of "re-install" and reinstalled windows. That was no big issue (it still doesn't work but that's not the problem). After I set everything up, I noticed that all my drive letters had been changed. I also noticed that oh joy of joys, my data drive (d) was listed as "Local Disk" RAW file system and 0 bytes. Does anyone know what exactly happened (and therefore what if anything i can or can't do? In addition to this, if i set up a system with a different partition (say 1.5 or 2.5 GB for the windows files only, and the other 7.5 or 8.5 for programs) What are the major downsides? I know how to manually change te default install paths through the regsitry, so thats no biggie. Are there any things that are particularly terible that will happen because of it? It is very important to me that i recover the data for my health- because i have family members who had large amounts of their documents, etc. in the drive. The proble... Read more

Answer:Windows Reinstall causes separate partition failure

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How can I separate my Windows installation files and put them in a separate partition (And leave some room for updates if necessary), or instead leave it where it is, but move the rest to a separate one? Right now everything is on C:\ and I want the installation part to maybe stay in C:\ and move the rest to another letter, say D:\?

Ty

Answer:Moving Windows installation to a separate partition

Hi, It's a great idea to separate user data and Windows. That's how I'll try to answer this as I'm not sure I can quite understand your first sentence in a useful way, which should reduce the size of what's on your system disk.

I'd view it like this:
1. While you can relocate your user profile and libraries (Documents, Videos etc) relatively easily, this can cause problems sometimes. And sometimes reports appear where people have made mistakes or got confused somehow.
(Rt click folder, Location tab)
2. I prefer to leave the default libraries and user folders where they are, and use my own on another drive. Why? So many programs create their own folders and working space in these... become 'Their' Documents not 'My' Documents.

So I prefer to create my own Documents, Videos, Photos... folders on other drives. There's nothing sacred about the MS defaults, and you can create your own libraries.

3. Programs:
a. You can install desktop programs on D: - however, for many, folders will still be created either or both as above and in Appdata in you user profile space.
b. You can specify that modern apps be installed in and hold their data in another drive. (This can be useful for larger programs such as games).

4. You can move your page file to another drive to save space.

Here are some useful Tutorials for you from the extensive, practical and detailed Tutorials section here:

Users Folder - Move Location in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
Search Index Location - Change in Window... Read more

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I'll explain more in detail. I just recently created a partition to save space on my hard drive with the OS ( I had so much space on a separate partition that was offline) so anyways, when I log on another standard user account he can see this partition but the Guest account cannot which is good. I only want the admin account (mine) to be able to see it, so I went into the security permissions tab and configured and removed all accounts but System and Admin because it wouldn't let me move system and the permissions and modify options are grayed out so I cannot change any of them. I am not exactly sure what the System group/account is and I was wondering if it's a way I can secure this permission so only the admin can see it. I tried researching and looking in the Microsoft KB.

Answer:How do I make a separate partition private from other users?

Best way would be to encrypt it.

Sent from my HTC One

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If I were to install XP on one drive, then install all of my programs on a separate drive, would I be able to access my programs if I were to format my OS drive and reinstall Windows?

I ask this because I just had to wipe and reinstall Windows due to an irrepairable corrupt system file... luckily I had all my data on a separate drive, but now I have to reinstall all of my programs.
 

Answer:Program Files on separate drive/partition

Some programs do allow you to access them after a rebuild, some don't. The only way to test is to...well...test them.

Others may have a better idea than me, but that (as far as I know) is the only way to be sure.

In any case, it's always best to reinstall them anyway.
 

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Hi guys, here with another problem..

Anyways, I just recently tried to install Vista Ultimate on my pre-installed Vista Home Premium computer. I tried to install it on the separate partition that came with the computer. So it installed correctly, then when it was at the step that says "preparing your desktop...", it restarted and now it simply won't boot from the hard drive. What I noticed was that when I went to bios, I checked the status of the hard drive and it says "Not available" or something similar to that and when I tried to do a system restore, both OS's are not showing up. Without the hard drive working properly, it's impossible to do anything. Is there a way to activate the hard drive again? Perhaps delete the second partition, because I believe it's the thing that is causing the problem.. Anyways, when I restart it says a bunch of text and then it goes to a still screen saying:
Code:
Booting 'Windows Vista'

acpi
Vista Loader 2.1.2

Done!
fallback 1
find --set-root /bootmgr

Error 17: File not found
Booting 'Windows NT/2000/XP'

fallback 2
find --set-root /ntldr

Error 17: File not found
Booting 'Enter Command Line'

Boot Failed! Press any key to enter command line.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you
 

Answer:Installed Ultimate on separate partition, now won't boot from any OS..

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Hi,
I created the USB recovery drive successfully with the option "Back up system files to the recovery drive".
Since I needed the USB for another purpose, I transferred the files from the USB to a separate partition on an external HDD and made this drive bootable using YUMI.

So now, on the same laptop, I am able to boot to this new partition on my external HDD where windows recovery environment comes up just fine. I did not want to test the reset or refresh part. Out of curiosity, I clicked on the "System Restore" option on the advanced options screen. I got an error message "To use system restore, you must specify which Windows installation to restore. Restart this computer, select an operating system and then select System Restore"
This is on the same laptop. Any idea on what could be going on here and on how this can be fixed?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Move recovery drive to a separate partition

I got this to work. I had to change the boot mode to UEFI from legacy. On booting from my external HDD,
the UEFI firmware recognized the windows boot manager on the new partition. System restore appears to be ok.
"bcdedit /enum" command from the command window shows the correct values.

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Hi,
I created the USB recovery drive successfully with the option "Back up system files to the recovery drive".
Since I needed the USB for another purpose, I transferred the files from the USB to a separate partition on an external HDD and made this drive bootable using YUMI.

So now, on the same laptop, I am able to boot to this new partition on my external HDD where windows recovery environment comes up just fine. I did not want to test the reset or refresh part. Out of curiosity, I clicked on the "System Restore" option on the advanced options screen. I got an error message "To use system restore, you must specify which Windows installation to restore. Restart this computer, select an operating system and then select System Restore"
This is on the same laptop. Any idea on what could be going on here and on how this can be fixed?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Move recovery drive to a separate partition

I got this to work. I had to change the boot mode to UEFI from legacy. On booting from my external HDD,
the UEFI firmware recognized the windows boot manager on the new partition. System restore appears to be ok.
"bcdedit /enum" command from the command window shows the correct values.

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I am setting up my new computer this weekend with Windows 7. In my old machine I had a small drive for the OS and Programs and placed all my files on a separate drive. I could then very quickly make backup images of the OS drive using Acronis. For my new install I have a 1 Tb drive and I am trying to figure out how to do backups quickly. Does it still make sense to create a separate partition for my documents in Windows 7? How does one move the user profile to do this in Windows 7. I like to use imaging for backups but it seems like like it will be very slow on the full 1 Tb drive even with incremental images. What is the recommended technique for backing up in Windows 7 in case I get some virus or malware?

Answer:Does it make sense for a separate documents partition?

If you only have one hard drive it really dosent matter how many partitions you have. If the drive dies it all dies.

The only way to be sure is to have multiple hard drives.

I use 6 internals and 2 externals.

Windows and all my programs are installed on C:/ and all my stuff is everywhere else. But safe none the less.

Remember your C:/ drive gets the most wear and tear since it host your OS. So multi partition is really useless.

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I'm trying to install Windows 7 Professional on a system with the 2nd hard drive partition.. Windows XP is already installed on the first partition. When I try to install Windows 7 Pro it extracts the files fine but gives me this error on rebooting:
File: \windows\system32\winload.exe
Status: 0xc000000d
The selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt.
I've purchased four Win 7 Pro license keys from MS and sucessfully loaded Windows 7 Pro on three computers using the DVD (downloaded from digitalrivers) w/o any problems.
HELP!!
TIA
Ted

Answer:Error on installing Windows 7 on separate partition

  
Quote: Originally Posted by tdbear


I'm trying to install Windows 7 Professional on a system with the 2nd hard drive partition.. Windows XP is already installed on the first partition. When I try to install Windows 7 Pro it extracts the files fine but gives me this error on rebooting:
File: \windows\system32\winload.exe
Status: 0xc000000d
The selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt.
I've purchased four Win 7 Pro license keys from MS and sucessfully loaded Windows 7 Pro on three computers using the DVD (downloaded from digitalrivers) w/o any problems.
HELP!!
TIA
Ted


Hi ted and welcome

maybe the dvd was scrathed in the las install. Maybe this computer needs a driver the others didnt. Can you download it from DR again?

Ken J+

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I read a Fred Langa article saying that some Windows version updates will choke if the user folders are located on a separate partition. Has anyone had any problems upgrading from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 when their user folders on located on a partition other than the c: drive?

Thanks

Answer:Upgrading to 8.1 when user folders on a separate partition

I don't think that is a problem. A seperate data partition is OK in 8.1.

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I am a devoted "SeaMonkey" browser user. There is now a "beta" version available for trial and comment- 2.0 Alpha 3. Unfortunately, It alters a critical part of my current 1.1.15 version when installed in "C."

Therefore, I created a partition into which I tried to install 2.0 Alpha 3. However, I am given the error message: You don't have access to write to the installation directory. Check OK and select a different directory.

I am the Administrator of my system and I am running in that mode. What may be the solution, if any? I don't want the "beta" on "C."

Thanks, {redoak}
 

Answer:Solved: Can not install browser in separate partition

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How can I separate my Windows installation files and put them in a separate partition (And leave some room for updates if necessary), or instead leave it where it is, but move the rest to a separate one? Right now everything is on C:\ and I want the installation part to maybe stay in C:\ and move the rest to another letter, say D:\?

Ty

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Hello there,
I have a Qosmiox870 and that means that I also have a Microsoft windows8 product key (OEM)

I have problems with conflicting device drivers.. and to make them work the best way i need to install a new fresh windows8 version on a separate partition. So on 1 windows i have 1 driver installed on the other windows the second driver.. so i can just choose to boot witch windows i need while i am working.

BUT.. i do not have an ISO for windows .. i just was able to create 3 recovery DVDs with the pre-installed backup software from Toshiba.

I cant download windows 8 from the microsoft website because the product key that I have is from an OEM windows,... to prevent people to abuse about OEM products, microsoft doesn't let you download the windows 8 ISO...

So where do I get a Windows iso that would work with my key???

Answer:Re: Qosmio X870 - Win8 on a separate partition

Toshiba offers notebooks with preinstalled Windows. This is not OS only. It is recovery image that contains OS, drivers, tools and utilities. It is a kind of package. Preinstalled recovery image is activated and must not be activated additionally.

Every notebook owner must create recovery installation disc using preinstalled software. On this point there is end of the story.
Toshiba doesn't offer recovery image for download and you cannot get original recovery image as iso file. Not legal and from Toshiba. All you can get is original recovery installation disc but you can create it on your own.

Your key belongs to preinstalled recovery image so you cannot use it in case you try to install Win8 using original Microsoft installation disc.

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I have a new Yoga 720. For the 3rd or 4th time it's reset itself and lost all of my data- outlook, quicken, the programs are still there but they are empty and it's like I never input any of the information. I contacted tech support and was told I would need to pay to get help with this ... which makes no sense to me as it is a new computer that isn't working correctly.

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I have a new Yoga 720. For the 3rd or 4th time it's reset itself and lost all of my data- outlook, quicken, the programs are still there but they are empty and it's like I never input any of the information. I contacted tech support and was told I would need to pay to get help with this ... which makes no sense to me as it is a new computer that isn't working correctly.

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The external harddrive (connected through USB to my computer) of my computer had a bunch of rootkits. I ran avast, which found and put into chest about 6 rootkits plus 4 other malware. All 10 had been in the System Volume Information folder of the FAT 32 partition of the external (see more detail below). Malwarebytes found another piece of malware (maybe - not entirely clear) after full reinstall of Windows 7; GMER didn't seem to find anything (but I'm unfamiliar with reliably reading its feedback). As several reinstalls happened after these scans, I cannot produce the results of any of these scans.

To be extremely safe, the internal HDD has been nuked *again, after all of the above*, with DBAN. Until I hear back from you guys (you've helped my bf before - and much thanks in advance), only steps taken after the DBAN nuke were, in this order and all on internal hdd **w/o ever connecting again to the external harddrive after nuke**,...

- reinstall Windows 7 Home Premium from original MS disks
- download complete set of MS Updates (including optional ones - mostly drivers for my computer)
- install Avast (first) and (then) Zonealarm free versions
- changing some basic options in Windows 7 (the usual, show file extensions and such)

Goal:

Make sure that the external, USB connected drives will be cleaned of any remaining malware. This is really important to me as ALL my data is on there. I'd lose a lot of work if we cannot make it almost certain that the dr... Read more

Answer:External HDD was infected with rootkits. How to clean up any remaning malware and still hold on to data?

Hi there,

I just wanted to let you know I'm still very much interested in help with my computer. Right now I'm hesitant to plug my external harddrive (which was infected with rootkits) into my laptop which has a newly wiped, reformatted internal harddrive. I'm not sure of the steps I should take to ensure that rootkits/other malware from my external do not infect the internal... especially since I'm trying to have a fresh start wtih the laptop.

My original post includes all of the details for the steps I have taken prior to posting.

Please let me know how I can detect and get rid of any other existing malware on the external without infecting my internal. Thanks so much!

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Ok, So I've got this
-300gig external maxtor Diamondmax 10
-model: 6L300R0
-300GB PATA133 HDD
-NO JUMPER DS (SLAVE)
-CS ENABLED
-MANUFACTURE DATE: 26APR2006

Ok, so the problem is it used to have my entire schoolwork, business, music files, and so forth on it. It worked great and as soon as I got all of my information transfered onto it, it went kaput. Ever since then I've been unable to view any data on it. The way it works is it connects via USB and lights up, the icon usually (not always, but usually) appears in my computer. I can open it, but there is nothing there, it is just an empty window. So, even though all my data is there, I say whatever, I need the storage space, so I'll just reformat it. well, it allows me to right click and select reformat, but nothing ever loads or happens. I have tried copying and pasting files there and none of them actually pastes or transfers. I've searched the forums and tried bringing it up in computer management>disk management or removable storage but it doesn't show up there. Please help me to figure out a way to either A)get it working again with the data still intact or B)allow me to reformat it so that I can just use the darn thing for storage. Really, either option would be great, amazing, excellent. I just really could use some help and am willing to try whatever you can recomend, but I just need it to work. PLEASE HELP ME. I am ALL EARS. Thanks in advance for a quick reply, it means a lot to me. Than... Read more

Answer:external hard drive shows in my computer but won't hold data or allow reformat

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Hiya

The Microsoft Data Analyzer design and create data cubes article sample files provides sample source data for creating data cubes from text files. Use this file in conjunction with the article Design and Create Data Cubes from Text Files.

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