Larger Partitions Needed for Windows 7 Installers

For the many people eagerly installing the Windows 7, you may have noticed by now that you need big space allocations on your hard drive to install them. Apparently, many of us are familiar with partitioning and if you are planning to install this latest Microsoft operating system, adjust the partitions so that you will not have space issues once you commence installation.

As the next release of Microsoft Windows, Windows 7 has drawn much attention even though it is still in testing phase and lots of Windows fans can’t wait to try it out. Installing Windows 7 Beta alongside other Operating Systems for a dual boot system seems to be a trend. And the first step is to resize the current System Partition.

Easy operation and data security are the key factors that computer users are most concerned about when resizing their System Partitions. To fulfill the aim of EASEUS group to make life easy, EASEUS Partition Master is designed for simple operation. And the most attractive feature is that all the data is completely protected during the resizing process. Besides resizing and moving partitions, EASEUS Partition Master also provides a wide range of other functions, including: Copy/Disk Partition, Hide/Unhide partitions, Create, Delete and Format partitions.

EASEUS Partition Master is a nice choice for Windows users to resize their System Partitions to install Windows 7. This freeware works perfectly with hardware RAID and Windows 2000/XP/Vista (32 bit). For 64 bit, please try EASEUS Partition Master Professional Edition.


How To Delete Windows Vista Completely Part 2

So assuming you have already downloaded a DOS copy, make sure you also have the following:

1. Bootable Windows XP Installation Disk with authentic Serial Key
2. Hardware Device Drivers

As for the Windows Vista disc (normally the starter pack), set it aside and say goodbye to that irritating software that never really helped you.

And now the sweet part!

1. Using the BIOS of your computer, change the boot sequence making sure your CD drive becomes the first boot device and then the hard drive. This is to make sure that you boot up using the bootable burned DOS CD (the downloaded DOS ISO format and burned on a CDR). Once you have that configured, save your settings and continue to boot. Make sure you have the DOS CD in the hard drive.
2. Turn on your PC with the DOS CD and wait for the actual DOS system to appear in your screen.
a. Type FDISK and view the partitions. Delete all the partitions one by one until you see no partitions at all. This way you are sure no trace of Windows Vista is around.
b. Do not create partitions. You don’t have to. Once you run Windows XP, you will be asked to make partitions before you can install it so don’t worry if DOS does not allow you to create partitions.
c. Shut down the PC and replace the DOS CD with your bootable Windows XP CD.
3. Boot using the Windows XP CD. From here you can see that you can install a totally new operating system. Partition them as you wish and allow Windows XP to do its thing. It may take you about 30 minutes or less to install a new system and then place the actual device drivers as needed.

So there you have it. With such simple steps, you can delete that buggy Windows Vista and have a totally new operating system installed. If you are among the people who are finding a way to remedy the Windows Vista problem, well nothing comes easier than that!

With High Gigabytes, Do you Need Multiple Hard Drives?

When I was buying a new network card for my busted one, I couldn’t help overhear the new specs of current computer buyers today. One thing that struck me the most was the presence of a 500 Gigabyte hard drive. I sort of like told myself, “Whoa! Now that is STORAGE”. It takes me back in time where I was wondering how many 60 to 80 gigabyte hard disks a plain computer could handle but 500 gigabyte? That is like time 6 of previous storages of hard disks in the market.

Immediately you would think, what files you would place with such a big storage capacity. Never mind if it is a Seagate or a Maxtor, the point is you have more than enough data storage capacity to work on. In fact, it made me wonder, would people still need multiple hard disks where one is programmed to be assigned as the master hard disk while the other is a slave?

Unless of course if you are a crazy downloader of audio, video or even software files, having one 500 gigabyte hard disk is sufficient. But that is quite a lot of storage space and if you ask me, it would be best to partition it to avoid disk problems such as when the time comes you have to use tools such as Scan Disk or Defragmentation. Imagine the time you have to wait for if the whole 500 gigabyte were to be used? You are lucky if it doesn’t take days!