View Full Version : Help with partitions please

09-11-2015, 08:15 PM
Hey everybody!
First let me say that I am not the most computer savy guy around. I just bought a G751JY to replace my hp pavillion dv7 6000.
Right out of the gate after updating to windows 10 i started getting confused with how the partitions work. I went into the settings and set the default save location for movies and pictures to drive F and set documents and music to drive E. But everytime i try and save anything it always saves to OS drive C. I've never used a computer with partitions like this so is that normal and im expected to manually transfer the files to the drives i want them stored on? or am i just stupid and missing something?

to be honest im very confused with everything about this new machine/ OS its all new to me
I want to make a back up flash drive so i can do a full system restore should i ever need to and have no idea how to begin with that, everything ive read so far seems like you need to be a computer wizard to do it.

also is there a way i can select the second partition of the ssd (drive D) to save game programs to like Flight Simulator X?

Thanks for any help you can offer!

PS if anyone knows of a "tactical" molle padded attache/ briefcase that this behemoth will fit in that would awesome

09-11-2015, 09:28 PM
Corrosivemind103 welcome to the forums.
To change and move your default folders Document, Music, videos etc etc check out this thread on the 10 forum (http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1964-users-folder-move-location-windows-10-a.html)

If you wish to install your Games on D:\ you should always select custom Install for every thing you install !!! therefore in the custom install you select which partition and folder you would like the program or Game installed to.

For a full Drive image that is bootable you'll want to look into Macrium Reflect (http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx)excellent Image and back up program you can start with the free version

So about partitions what you have it two drives Drive 0 hopefully is a SSD either 2.5" or M2.PCIe and your 2nd physical driver is a spinner. Asus set up these driver in to 2 partitions each. Your SSD is C:\ and d:\ while your hard drive has E:\ and F:\ This is just how the come. One good thing is that C:\ is smaller and faster to make images of or back ups. You'll understand better later on once you start creating Images and Back ups. For a better understanding of Disks and Partitions Goggle is your friend.

So Asus has a program Backtracker (http://www.asus.com/support/FAQ/1008640/) this like is to the FAQ which will explain the program and how you will use it to create a recover to as shipped condition media. if you use this insure that it works after creation. there is a link to the program there too.

I can't help you to much with a travel case. I personal use a wheel type one from Targus. I sold the back pack that originally came with my G75 I'm sure the other people here will give you options

You don't need to be a wizard window 8/10 is giving everyone a hard time. I have found that Classic Shell (http://www.classicshell.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3449)pretty much makes it a lot easier. You can turn off all the Metro Crap and pretty much set your desktop as it was in 7 or XP Give you control of your desk top again and start button.
I linked you too the 10 forum (http://www.tenforums.com/windows-10-forums/) is you friend.

09-12-2015, 10:17 PM
Thanks a lot for the info bud! Im reading through everything and getting a game plan going. i noticed these two files in my Data 2 F drive and dont have any idea what they are. i checked out the properties and under file type it says file. Safe to delete?51626

09-13-2015, 03:03 AM
There both showing no data being taken up, I wouldn't delete unless you know what they are, probably doesn't matter delete or not. Might be best to do one thing at a time that way if things go south you know where it came from.