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Help please

17 May 2008 7:00PM
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 14 17.9k 8 Norway
17 May 2008 7:18PM
Based on the information offered Graham, I would install on 'C' - only.
CathyT Plus
11 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
17 May 2008 7:19PM
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 Plus
12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
17 May 2008 7:26PM
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 ?

17 May 2008 7:30PM
Thanks, 'C' it is.

Quote:What is D ?

That's on my pointy hat.
Strobe Plus
10 1.3k United States
17 May 2008 7:32PM
I agree C, D should be the CD ROM
17 May 2008 7:33PM

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

Nah, 'F'.
tomcat Plus
12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
17 May 2008 9:31PM
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

User_Removed 14 17.9k 8 Norway
17 May 2008 9:38PM
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 Plus
12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
17 May 2008 11:03PM
Point taken Mike Wink
loweskid Plus
16 2.0k 1 United Kingdom
17 May 2008 11:11PM
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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