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Does the OS have to be on its own partition or on a separate drive? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a 1.5TB drive formatted with one giant partition. Can I have the OS and the back-ups on this same internal one partition drive?

    Thanks everyone!


    Igneous
    Monday, August 8, 2011 12:06 AM

Answers

  • No, OS and data can be on the same drive but there will need to be 2 partitions. When you install, the disk will be wiped and a 60GB C: partition created. The remainder of the disk will be allocated to shares (D:).
    Phil P.S. If you find my comment helpful or if it answers your question, please mark it as such.
    • Marked as answer by Igneous Monday, August 8, 2011 1:26 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by Igneous Monday, August 8, 2011 1:28 AM
    • Marked as answer by Igneous Monday, August 8, 2011 1:28 AM
    Monday, August 8, 2011 12:51 AM

All replies

  • No, OS and data can be on the same drive but there will need to be 2 partitions. When you install, the disk will be wiped and a 60GB C: partition created. The remainder of the disk will be allocated to shares (D:).
    Phil P.S. If you find my comment helpful or if it answers your question, please mark it as such.
    • Marked as answer by Igneous Monday, August 8, 2011 1:26 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by Igneous Monday, August 8, 2011 1:28 AM
    • Marked as answer by Igneous Monday, August 8, 2011 1:28 AM
    Monday, August 8, 2011 12:51 AM
  • Thanks for the quick reply Phil! I see now what you mean. I had read somwhere that I needed an external HD because I didn't have a place for back-ups?!

    I'll read further on next time...thanks again!


    Igneous
    Monday, August 8, 2011 1:31 AM