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    CaptivePhotons
    CaptivePhotons e2 Member 111543 forum postsCaptivePhotons vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
    17 May 2008 - 7:00 PM

    I've just purchased a new PC that has two HD's installed, one named 'Vista C' the other 'Data E'. I am just about to install CS3 and I have the option of installing the whole lot on C or 50/50 on C and E. When selecting E a little note tells me that some shared components always go on the start up drive 'C'. Should I install to one drive or two?

    Thanks in advance.

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    User_Removed
    17 May 2008 - 7:18 PM

    Based on the information offered Graham, I would install on 'C' - only.

    Last Modified By User_Removed at 17 May 2008 - 7:19 PM
    CathyT
    CathyT e2 Member 87276 forum postsCathyT vcard United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
    17 May 2008 - 7:19 PM

    Usually ,if its a HP, the second drive is a windows back up drive in case you need to wipe your computer and start agian...... I wouldn't. Unless you know different.

    tomcat
    tomcat e2 Member 85912 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
    17 May 2008 - 7:26 PM

    I'm guessing that it is one HD that has been partitioned
    Seems odd that it gives you an option though
    Install on C where your programme files should be held
    Out of curiosity if one is C and the other is E
    What is D ?

    Adrian

    CaptivePhotons
    CaptivePhotons e2 Member 111543 forum postsCaptivePhotons vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
    17 May 2008 - 7:30 PM

    Thanks, 'C' it is.


    Quote: What is D ?

    That's on my pointy hat.

    Strobe
    Strobe  71254 forum posts United States
    17 May 2008 - 7:32 PM

    I agree C, D should be the CD ROM

    CaptivePhotons
    CaptivePhotons e2 Member 111543 forum postsCaptivePhotons vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
    17 May 2008 - 7:33 PM


    Quote: I agree C, D should be the CD ROM

    Nah, 'F'.

    tomcat
    tomcat e2 Member 85912 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
    17 May 2008 - 9:31 PM

    If a HD has been partitioned then you would normally expect them to follow in sequence, C then D and DVD/CD Rom would be E Smile

    Adrian

    User_Removed
    17 May 2008 - 9:38 PM

    Not necessarily Adrian... Your logic is right - but the 'practicality' can differ.

    I won't bore you with the details but the 'drive' arrangement on my old Dell was 'interesting' (to say the least!). It depends on how the BIOS views the drives and and how add-on drives (both HDD's and optical media) are introduced to the overall system.

    tomcat
    tomcat e2 Member 85912 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
    17 May 2008 - 11:03 PM

    Point taken Mike Wink

    loweskid
    loweskid  132042 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
    17 May 2008 - 11:11 PM

    Install on C then set E as the 1st scratch disk (in Photoshop preferences).

    In XP, and I assume also in Vista, you can change the drive letters if you prefer your data on D - it's buried in 'admin tools' somewhere. Don't change drive C though or you're asking for trouble!

    Last Modified By loweskid at 17 May 2008 - 11:12 PM
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