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is it bad if we full the windows drive

  1. #11


    so you mean only one C drive with 500gb has no problem?

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  2. #12


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    Why would it have problems? That makes no sense.
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  3. #13


    ok.thanks my friends
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  4. #14


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    Mystere is correct.

    I advise on a single drive to leave the whole drive as a single drive. Many years ago when space was a real premium it was different.
    Invest in an external drive to back up your data. Or install a Secondary Drive as a Data Drive.

    The reason for this is... even if you partition out the one drive, if it goes bad, you are going to lose it all anyway, so partitioning it out has very little benefit.

    However, I am about to contradict myself, there is a slight benefit to partitioning a drive that size, but I would only split it in half (250/250), you do keep your data and OS separate by doing this.

    On the other side though, if you are going to be doing backups (which you should, cause there are 2 class of PC users and data,, those who have lost data and those who WILL lose data), You would then just back up the whole drive, OS and all, then if you have to restore the entire drive for any reason, you can, as long as you have a good restore, and if you don't, you will still have the data backed up anyway. So, this eliminates the need to partition the drive into multiple drives. Which I rarely recommend these days.

    Unless as stated, you will be multi-booting OS's.
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  5. #15


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    Quote Originally Posted by muiacir View Post
    hi guys
    my windows is in c drive and the c is 40gb and some of my friends tell me that do not install my programs in c drive because when the c drive is near full(as you know the color of drive changes to red) the speed of system will decrease.is it true?
    Mine has 90% free space.
    The human brain is only supposed to use 10% of its space. (90% free space)

    If it's good enough for the brain, it's good enough for a computer.
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  6. #16


    thank you my friends.but if i have one partition(only C) and for example my system infect by virus and then i want to clean install my windows , so my c drive should be format and i loose all of my other data(movie , songs , ...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by muiacir View Post
    thank you my friends.but if i have one partition(only C) and for example my system infect by virus and then i want to clean install my windows , so my c drive should be format and i loose all of my other data(movie , songs , ...)
    Yes, you get a virus, and it destroys your partition table. Now your entire disk and all partitions are gone.

    This is why you make backups. You're only fooling yourself if you think putting your data on a separate partition on the same disk is any kind of benefit. It's not. It just adds complexity and frustration, makes your smaller partitions fill up faster, and leaves a lot of wasted space.
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  8. #18


    thanks my friends
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  9. #19


    I have never partitioned my drives. I use two physically different drives for the Os/apps and the other for data. When I upgrade the OS, I don't lose data... I always physically disconnect the data drive whenever I'm working on the drives at all to prevent accidental erasure of data.
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  10. #20


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    I got a 447 GB computer at Walmart for about $200.A nice flat screen-$100.
    Unless you can't afford a new big computer I guess fooling around with older smaller ones is what one has to do.
    I'm not rich, but I saved money for a year to get a semi nice computer.
    Never buy one on credit because by the time you pay it off, you can get one twice as good for the same price.
    External HDs should be cheap now.A 32 GB thumb drive is very cheap.
    A terra byte drive shouldn't cost that much.
    That's all.
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