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Offline Bill

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System upgrade
« on: Dec 27, 2009, 02:17 PM »
I have finally made a decision to upgrade to Win 7 32 bit because I have some old HP hardware that I really don't want to replace.

I have just ordered Home premium, 2 more gigs (total of 4) of memory and an Intel SSD for the new OS.

The plan now is to move the 150 gig V-Raptor as storage and use the SSD as an 80 gig single partition.
I haven't found any reference to dividing the SSD into partitions.  If it exists somewhere I would appreciate knowing.

EDIT: this MS blog "Engineering Win 7" suggests Win 7 comes with a tool to create SSD partitions.  Is this so?  http://tinyurl.com/d7nk5b  That would be helpful!

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« Last Edit: Dec 27, 2009, 02:35 PM by Bill »
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Re: System upgrade
« Reply #1 on: Dec 28, 2009, 01:43 AM »
Yes, Windows 7 has partition management, similar to that in Vista.  To all intents and purposes, the SSD is the same as any conventional disk when it comes to partitioning in Windows 7.
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