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Solved need more room for backups

February 17, 2013 at 13:38:51
Specs: Windows 7, AMD 2.90 ghz, gb mem 32 bit

Can I format my drive (D), in this computer which came out of my previous computer in order to have backup room for my current drive (C)? I never use it anymore. It prolly has Win xp on it though, right?

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#1
February 17, 2013 at 13:57:03
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Backing up to an internal hard drive is better than not backing up at all but not as good as using external media.

As far as the old hard drive goes, why use only the D partition? If you are not using that drive you can delete all the partitions and use the entire drive.

If the drive still installed in the old computer? If so, did you ever create the restore disks for that D partiton? If not, it wouldn't be a bad idea to do that before nuking the partition.

You can get a USB docking station for your old hard drive. Be sure to get the correct interface (PATA/IDE or SATA). See the link below for a good choice. The link below is for SATA drives.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...


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#2
February 17, 2013 at 17:32:07

In short yes you can, just check to make sure there is nothing on it you want to keep or copy it temporarily to c:, format and copy back.

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#3
February 17, 2013 at 18:04:30

ok. thanks for the replies

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