Another OS installation on your 2nd drive.

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by b0n3thUgZ, Mar 15, 2014.

  1. b0n3thUgZ

    b0n3thUgZ MDL Novice

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    Hi guys! So I have windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit OS installed on the drive C of my laptop and have my files(Movies,MP3's,installers,etc.) currently stored on my drive D. My question is, is it ok to install another OS(say Linux or Windows 8) on my drive D? If yes, will it not affect the files that were stored on my drive D?

    I have been googling this but haven't found any relevant topics or maybe I'm just using the wrong keyword? :) Any reply would be much appreciated.
     
  2. urie

    urie Moderator
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    Why don't you partition that drive.
     
  3. pamadhilwankalan

    pamadhilwankalan MDL Junior Member

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    as said by urie u have to partition that drive. therefore your data will remain safe. moreover suppose u have to format that drive in future then u lose all data. so make partition and install anything else.
     
  4. b0n3thUgZ

    b0n3thUgZ MDL Novice

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    #4 b0n3thUgZ, Mar 16, 2014
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    When you say "partition" the drive, do you mean to say that I need to FORMAT my drive D first then partition it? When I go to Disk Management section I don't see any partition option when I right click on my drive D.
     
  5. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    You need to shrink your existing partition first, then you can create another one.
     
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  6. b0n3thUgZ

    b0n3thUgZ MDL Novice

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    Thanks Carlos! :D
     
  7. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Recommend a backup before messing with partition layout :cool2:.
     
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