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Old 04-07-2016, 11:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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so, my new hard drive arrived yesterday. but i was so busy dealing with a sick computer, i could not do anything other than visually inspect it. now that my computer is well again, i can think about my new "toy". since i have never dealt with the software side of a new build before, i need to know about this. do i install an o.s. first, then partition the hard drive? of partition it, then the o.s.? actually, now that i think about that, i can not really hide the o.s. in a partition, or the computer will not be able to use it. right? so how and what do i do to create a rescue partition? i was also thinking i might do a partition for photos. or is my thinking that a virus will not cross a partition completely wrong?
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You create and edit partitions in the windows installer when using custom install.
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so i have to load windows first? and is the partition part of windows?
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Setting up the partitions can either be done before booting off of the Windows install disc with a tool such as GParted, or you can partition the drive during the Windows installer at the format drive/partition step.

As for malware hopping partitions...sure it can happen. Having data (documents, pictures, videos, etc.) on a separate partition mainly helps in the event you need to reinstall Windows...you don't have to backup all your data as it's already on a different partition than Windows.
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I have two recovery partitions on my SSD drive, one is 450mb and the other is 451 mb, can I delete one of those? Do they do the same thing?
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I have two recovery partitions on my SSD drive, one is 450mb and the other is 451 mb, can I delete one of those? Do they do the same thing?
Depends on what they are and what created them.
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I'm not sure either
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whats stored on them? check file and folder names
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