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03-20-2008

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Re: Disk Partioning and OneKey Recovery Feature

2008-03-20, 2:50 AM
It looks like the HD's were set up backwards.  Why didn't the C be the big one and the D be the litte and still keep all your backup, main operating programs out of the gate etc on the D?  Everything in Windows defaults to C, nothing to D?  Just kidding, but was this done this way because it is made in China?  Not very PC but it seems funny!
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03-12-2008

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Re: Disk Partioning and OneKey Recovery Feature

2008-03-20, 7:15 AM
This questions must be referred to Microsoft, not to Lenovo. Microsoft is making it's OS tuned so to keep all data on C: , so it could be lost not by part but fully =)
Lenovo just gives an opportunity to keep all your data on D: , so everyone makes his own decision where to store his documents/music/films. There are also guys that keep all this on disc C: . God help them to recover all data after another BSOD or something else =)
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03-14-2008

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Re: Disk Partioning and OneKey Recovery Feature

2008-03-21, 12:52 PM
I've  never used C: partition to keep my documents... Moreover, I think It's silly to do so=)
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Re: Disk Partioning and OneKey Recovery Feature

2008-03-22, 16:41 PM
I would like to move all user files and setting to the D: drive so that all data is stored automatically there. Could you tell me the best way to do that so that all user setting and filers get tranferred correctly?
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Re: Disk Partioning and OneKey Recovery Feature

2008-03-26, 9:40 AM
Just  change the location of  "My documents" folder to D(search for this option in the "My documents" folder propertys).
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Re: Disk Partioning and OneKey Recovery Feature

2008-03-28, 11:01 AM
I have the Y510 Vista 32, 2 GB RAM, 160 GB HDD.
 
I deleted the D partition and reclaimed into the C before realizing what difficulties I was setting myself up for.  I am an old self-proclaimed geek... can you say BASIC (10 clear screen 20 blush 30 goto 10).
 
My question is: Does anyone know what the original sizes of both the C & D drives were so I can set them back up. (Didn't you write them down Mike BEFORE you changed them?? Of course I didn't!)
 
I would appreciate any help!
 
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Re: Disk Partioning and OneKey Recovery Feature

2008-03-28, 18:36 PM
Actually you don't need to know exact size of partitions.
Just use any Disc tool to make two partitions (and of cource the service one - don't touch it).
First Partition Primary, 31000 megabytes, second - also Primary, the rest of HDD (except the service partition!).
Then delete the first one and you'll have 31000 mb of unpartitioned space. Use NOVA recovery and as far as I know you'll get the partition of 31000 gb with installed system. Also if you leave 200 or 500 gb of unpartitioned space - system partition will fill it fully.
it also can be edited after finalising all operations.

All this can be done by, well-known here and not only here, PartedMagic. be careful - by PartedMagic you easily can delete the service partition.

Backup your data beforehand!:robothappy:
Please report us about results.
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03-30-2008

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Re: Disk Partioning and OneKey Recovery Feature

2008-03-30, 2:26 AM
Good explanation of the disk partitioning.
 
Question: I would like to put all user files on D as suggested.  However, I cannot find any documentation or configuration options to force new users files to D. That is, how can I change the default for Documents, Music, Pictures, etc to be D:\Users and not C:\Users?  
 
I am using the preloaded Vista on Y510. I've now spent several hours searching Lenovo and Vista help and forums with no luck. I know how to change the settings in properties folder by folder for an existing user from C to D and cause the existing files to be moved, but this is a real pain. 
 
Thank you.
 
Mike
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Re: Disk Partioning and OneKey Recovery Feature

2008-03-30, 2:30 AM
I forgot to mention this..
There isn't a path to the Disk Management tool as described in Mark's note. Under Control Panel, there is not a Management Tools option. I'm signed on as Administrator account.
 

"Disk Management is an installed tool which will allow you to view these three partitions. You may access Disk Management by selecting Control Panel -> Management Tools -> Computer Management -> Disk Management."

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Re: Disk Partioning and OneKey Recovery Feature

2008-03-30, 2:43 AM
mjmmjm wrote:
I forgot to mention this..
There isn't a path to the Disk Management tool as described in Mark's note. Under Control Panel, there is not a Management Tools option. I'm signed on as Administrator account.
 

"Disk Management is an installed tool which will allow you to view these three partitions. You may access Disk Management by selecting Control Panel -> Management Tools -> Computer Management -> Disk Management."


 
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