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    You need change after about 15 - 20 years because times have changed.
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    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
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    mikedee1500 said:
    I have gone the Disk Management Way and created 6 drives on the hard disk.
    What "way" is "the Disk Management Way"?

    Post a screen shot of Windows Disk Management.
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       #23

    ignatzatsonic said:
    What "way" is "the Disk Management Way"?

    Post a screen shot of Windows Disk Management.
    yes, using Windows Disk Management - see attached

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    Matthew Wai said:
    It does not follow that you have to keep using them.
    I had had no problems with Legacy+MBR when I switched to UEFI+GPT, the new standard.
    Which is precisely why I came to this forum before partitioning the hard disk.
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  4. Posts : 2,487
    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
       #24

    That Disk Management pic looks OK............although quite complex with all those partitions rather than just one big one.
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    mikedee1500 said:
    yes, using Windows Disk Management - see attached...
    Your attached screenshot shows six partitions on your GPT Disk 1, all are Basic partitions created without the need for an Extended partition or Logical partitions.

    That's what we have been saying all along, that you can have as many Basic partitions as you want on a GPT drive.
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       #26

    ignatzatsonic said:
    That Disk Management pic looks OK............although quite complex with all those partitions rather than just one big one.
    I use different drives for system image backups, documents, software etc
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  7. Posts : 2,487
    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
       #27

    mikedee1500 said:
    I use different drives for system image backups, documents, software etc
    Apparently so.

    That will work, but it's typically an inefficient way to manage space on a drive because you can't accurately estimate the growth rate of the occupied space on each of the partitions...........so you could run into a situation where partition X is nearly full, but partition Y has a lot of free space that you cannot use.

    But if it suits you, it tickles me to death......and I'm hard to please.
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    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #28

    If the OP runs into the situation mentioned above, they may use the said third-party freeware to resize the partitions as they please.
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  9. Posts : 16
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    ignatzatsonic said:
    Apparently so.

    That will work, but it's typically an inefficient way to manage space on a drive because you can't accurately estimate the growth rate of the occupied space on each of the partitions...........so you could run into a situation where partition X is nearly full, but partition Y has a lot of free space that you cannot use.

    But if it suits you, it tickles me to death......and I'm hard to please.
    I've been using computers since 1981 or so - my first one being a Sharp unit (useless)

    I have never had any full disks as I move old files to other drives.

    Apart from Disk Images and software, most large files these days are video files - and I don't keep many of these.

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    Matthew Wai said:
    If the OP runs into the situation mentioned above, they may use the said third-party freeware to resize the partitions as they please.
    Probably. My desktop is 10 years old running on W7 and has 3 hard disks (see image on my 2nd post) - of which Disk 1 is the main one, Disk 2 is for backups of Disk 1, and Disk 3 is for System Images and Software.

    I have been asking around for a new system, but apparently they don't have the parts (I'm based in the Philippines) to complete the system to my requirements.
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  10. Posts : 4,555
    Windows 11 Pro 64 Bit 22H2
       #30

    it's your computer, do what you are comfortable with and makes you happy.
    That should be the end of the discussion.
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