G73jw partitions

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  1. Jcooper88

    Jcooper88 Notebook Guru

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    I'm thinking of buying a G73, but I'm planning on dual-booting (I also plan on encrypting 1 partition) and I'd like to know what exactly the initial partition structure is for the 2 500Gb HDDs. Specifically, are documents stored on a separate partition to system files? Are program files? Do games have to be installed to the system partition?
     
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    I think hd 1 is split into 2 usable partitions & a recovery partition and hd 2 is one 500gb partition but don't quote me on that.
     
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    Thanks. Where are documents, etc stored?
     
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    I had a drivers disk to install everything and it has a recovery partition. I brought a ssd to replace the main 500gb drive that had windows 7 on and hidden recovery partition on the day i brought my g73 so i never really messed with the main drive.
     
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    my jw came with one recovery partition and the rest of the hdd not partitioned . I split it into 25% for OS and the remaining for storage as suggested when reinstalling win7.
    which still gives me bsod randomly but not frequently.
    have yet to figure that one out.
     
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    mine came with C: (OS), D: (Data), E: (SData), F: (SData)... hmm... i will need to see if they reserve a recovery partition.
     
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    So reinstalling Windows 7 causes BSOD issues? What about restoring to factory condition using the recovery partition?
     
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    You can re-install OEM Windows or use a Recovery Partition and it will not cause any BSOD's unless you have a hardware issue. Installing a Dual Boot should not be a problem.
     
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