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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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Based on the information offered Graham, I would install on 'C' - only.
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.
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 ?
Thanks, 'C' it is.
Quote: What is D ?
That's on my pointy hat.
I agree C, D should be the CD ROM
Quote: I agree C, D should be the CD ROM
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
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.
Point taken Mike
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!
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