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honvetops

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    fresh "installing New games" ???
    « on: June 21, 2007, 01:32:28 PM »
    Ok, gonna show my ignorance here   :'(

    I am ready to install some of my games in my puter...
      1 #   320 gig seagate sata 16mb  (raid O would not go with the one bad  hd I had)

    I already have the drive formatted in NTSF  and running xp-pro with a fair amount of other applications/ software.

    What is the best way for me to install these games ?
    I have read and attempted , a partition but really don't know what the heck I'm doing...  I was "going" to partition (3 weeks ago)  a 25 gig area just for the os  (lol   ???

    can someone edumacate me here ?

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    Re: fresh "installing New games" ???
    « Reply #1 on: June 21, 2007, 01:37:36 PM »
    I just install them on my OS partition I have a seperate partition that i keep documents my mp3's and stuff on. That way when i have to reinstall It's just the one partition that i need to redo and all my other stuff is still saved

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    Re: fresh "installing New games" ???
    « Reply #2 on: June 21, 2007, 01:38:20 PM »
    If you were to partition, it wouldn't do a whole lot of good, as far as I am aware you would lose all your data if you tried it now.
    Besides, it wouldn't protect your games if the HD was to fail or something if they were on the same drive.
    Just install them on your main (only) drive and partition, that's what I do.
    Ideally you'd have a separate drive for programs, data and the OS, but that's rare.

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      Re: fresh "installing New games" ???
      « Reply #3 on: June 21, 2007, 02:08:33 PM »
      Thanks you two*  but  ( help out Einstein here

      Just install them on your main (only) drive and partition, that's what I do

       How do I do a partition after just installing them ??? the right way*
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      Re: fresh "installing New games" ???
      « Reply #4 on: June 21, 2007, 02:16:14 PM »
      Sorry, what I meant was install them on your only drive/partition.
      Not install them then partition - install them on your only partition.
      Bad wording on my part.

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        Re: fresh "installing New games" ???
        « Reply #5 on: June 21, 2007, 02:22:54 PM »
        10-4  thanks  Calum*

        When I screw this drive up , i'll just go back and do that raid o thing down the road when I'm ready*

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