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Best way to split (partition) my Aspire 5742G 750GB HDD

  1. #11


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    The suggestion was to save space on the SSD. If you have 16GB of RAM, you can save 30GB of precious SSD space when you follow the instructions.

    There was an OP the other day who was asking for help because he/she had 16GB of RAM using a 60GB SSD for the OS. You can imagine that this SSD was full to the rim.
    Does Windows 8 by default still put a big pagefile on a SSD by itself? I'm just asking because I don't have SSD to see the pagefile, if there is one.

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  2. #12


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    Horace, I don't know either. I am running Windows 8 in virtual. That was my assumption, but maybe I am wrong.
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  3. #13


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Horace, I don't know either. I am running Windows 8 in virtual. That was my assumption, but maybe I am wrong.
    Alright. Thanks for the answer Wolfgang.

    I usually see a pagefile on all Windows installs I had, by default, so maybe you're not wrong at all (you can confirm that with Win7 as well since it's the same OS type).

    The only exception here I saw, is a pre-installed Vista on a 2007 laptop that had no pagefile assigned on any disk. The OS still worked normally in my opinion, as it was pretty responsive. (no pagefile probably means the OS still uses a temporary small one because it's impossible to disable the paging they say; minimum size 16MB - 200MB depending on disk is allowed).
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  4. #14


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    Stick to the point


    Ladies and gentlemen,
    Many thanks for all your remarks.
    I would like to point though, that sticking to the subject in particular as much as possible will be most useful not only to us, who use? this thread presently, but most importantly, it will help others in a more efficient way, when they perform a web search for maybe a similar situation they are facing.
    When searching for information which mostly appears on forums, I in particular always want to find it quick and concise. A thread of —let us say— 4 or more pages is something I would rather not consider.
    So if you allow me, although it certainly may affect performance; pagefile etc, is not strictly related to optimizing hard disk partitioning...
    Thank you
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  5. #15


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    Vista and Win7


    If an original poster does not show up for 5 days, we ususally can assume that his/her problem is solved and the threads very often get diverted.

    Is your problem solved or do you need more assistance.
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  6. #16


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    Windows 8 Pro 64-bit


    Not solved but it is ok if the thread is to be closed.

    A propos, here is a new one Use USB device from Hyper-V
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  7. #17


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    Quote Originally Posted by stx2 View Post
    Not solved but it is ok if the thread is to be closed.

    A propos, here is a new one Use USB device from Hyper-V
    Partitioing is not that hard and depends what you need. See previous posts regarding the size you can get for data, apps and OS.
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