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shobe_tintin
06-06-2014, 08:11 AM
Hi,
I bought a Asus ROG G750JZ-DS71, first time to use a Asus gaming laptop, can anyone give me tips, Do's and Don'ts with this laptop?

And Im a bit confused with how they allocated / partitioned the hard disk drives, these are:
( C: ) 93.5GB
( D: ) 456GB
( E: ) 456GB
( F: ) 121.GB

I Assume the D: and E: drive would be the 1TB partitioned and that's okay with me...
What I don't get is the F: drive, is there a way to combined the C: and F: drive? or is there a reason they separated these drives?
If there is a reason they separated these drives, which drive should I install the programs that I need to use. (e.g. games like BF4, 3D programs like Autodesk Maya, photoshop...etc.)

Thanks!!! hope someone can help me...

mickym
06-06-2014, 08:51 AM
I deleted the F partition (which was empty when I recieved my lappi) and then I expanded the C partition to use all free space. I made before a Backtracker backup - so you are on the safe side. But expandind the C partition worked without reinstallation. I have to admit I used a professional partition manager, but I assume that the disk partition manager in Windows can do it as well.
In the same way I combined my 2 partitions on the HD - so I have only one System partition on SSD and one Data on HDD.
For sure you can keep the partitions on the SSD - but installing programs on F: (second SSD partition) does not really make sense - as most programs store settings in the registry - so you have to reinstall them in each case - even if you recover your system partition.

dblkk
06-06-2014, 04:46 PM
I used windows disk manager to delete and extend my partitions. I have js which came with 256gb ssd and 1tb hhd. Both like yours are split in half and my two drives were recognized as four drives. No, it doesn't hurt performance a bit to have them as just normal sized drives, and much less a pain in butt.

Wiggs
06-06-2014, 09:34 PM
I would create a restore point, and regularly thereafter whilst setting up. I did too many updates etc all at once, and Windows got stuck in a loop of trying to diagnose my 'problems', then failing. My pooper was twitching for a while but a restore point got me back in business.

shobe_tintin
06-09-2014, 07:17 AM
ok thanks for the reply guys!!! (",)

So, just to be sure and clear, i can combine the C: and F: drive WITHOUT the need to REFORMAT OR REINSTALL STUFF just by using the Disk Partition Manager?

dblkk
06-09-2014, 12:54 PM
Yup, as long as you delete volume on the second volume with nothing on it, then right click and extend volume on the one with windows on, make that the max size which should be default option, and your good to go!

shobe_tintin
06-09-2014, 04:01 PM
hi dblkk, thanks for your time in helping me...unfortunately i cant seem to select the EXTEND VOLUME option on the disk partition manager...it cant be selected on my part...(",) so just might have to leave the partitioning of my laptop as it is....

dblkk
06-09-2014, 05:19 PM
did you delete the other partition? I think options are delete, shrink, extent, and some others. Pretty sure you have to delete, that way its stated as like unallocated or something similar. When its in that state that size of drive is just nothing. Which then when you go to the first partition, and click extend, it will allow you to use that unallocated section that once was the second partition.