David Shinkfield Computer Learning Center at Ewing March 2011
What is your Hard Drive?
What is your Hard Drive?
How big is your hard drive Western Digital passport drives 320 – 640 Gigabytes 100,000 copies of Complete Works of Shakesp...
What do we store on our Hard Disk <ul><ul><li>Supplied on a CD or DVD, or with some computers, a Restore Disk. </li></ul><...
 
Why do I need to know this? <ul><li>To create a copy of our private and personal information so that we can recover it whe...
 
 
<ul><li>Divide the hard disk in your computer into two “partitions”. This is like having two file cabinets – one for Windo...
Some Technical Stuff <ul><li>There are three types of Partitions </li></ul><ul><li>Primary Partitions </li></ul><ul><li>Ex...
Some Technical Stuff Primary Primary Primary <ul><li>Up to 3 Primary Partitions </li></ul><ul><li>Only one can be seen at ...
Some Technical Stuff Windows XP Windows 7 <ul><li>Up to 3 Primary Partitions </li></ul><ul><li>Only one can be seen at any...
Some Technical Stuff Windows XP Windows 7 <ul><li>You can have as many Logical Partitions as you like, but lets assume jus...
Some Technical Stuff Windows XP Windows 7 Data <ul><li>You can have as many Logical Partitions as you like, but lets assum...
How do I “partition” my drive? <ul><li>For Windows XP, you will need some new software. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Acronis Disk...
How do I “partition” my drive? <ul><li>For Windows XP, you will need some new software. </li></ul><ul><li>I use Acronis Di...
Partition your Hard Drive – XP
Partition your Hard Drive – XP
Partition your Hard Drive – XP
Partition your Hard Drive – XP
Partition your Hard Drive – XP
 
Partitioning your Hard Drive - Win 7 <ul><li>Now let us talk about Windows 7 </li></ul>
How do I “partition” my drive? <ul><li>In Windows 7, type “partition hard drive” into the Help screen. </li></ul>
How do I “partition” my drive? <ul><li>All the help you need is spelled out clearly </li></ul><ul><li>However, let us walk...
Partitioning your Hard Drive - Win 7
  Creating new Partitions <ul><li>From Control panel, select Administrative Tools </li></ul>
Creating New Partitions <ul><li>Select Computer  </li></ul><ul><li>Management </li></ul>Then Disk  Management
Creating New Partitions
Creating New Partitions Right click the  C: drive
Creating New Partitions
Creating New Partitions
Creating New Partitions
Creating New Partitions Right Click on “unallocated”
Creating New Partitions
Creating New Partitions
What are the benefits? <ul><li>It makes it possible to have two operating systems on your computer. </li></ul><ul><li>It m...
Installing two Operating Systems Empty until Windows 7 Installed <ul><li>Create two Primary partitions </li></ul><ul><ul><...
What are the benefits? <ul><li>It makes it possible to have two operating systems on your computer. </li></ul><ul><li>It m...
Back Up Plan <ul><li>Buy an external USB drive </li></ul>
Back Up Plan <ul><li>Buy a USB External drive </li></ul><ul><li>Create three “partitions” on the external USB drive </li><...
Back Up Plan Computer Drive External USB Drive Back up Data regularly to USB drive Windows and Programs Data C: Drive D: D...
What are the benefits? <ul><li>It makes it possible to have two operating systems on your computer. </li></ul><ul><li>It m...
Create Image of Windows Partition <ul><li>Using a program such as Acronis True Image Home or Norton Ghost, create image of...
Back Up Plan Computer Drive External USB Drive Create  an image file of your Windows partition  Windows and Programs Data ...
How to Recover your files Computer Drive External USB Drive Windows and Programs Data C: Drive D: Drive Back Up 1 Back Up ...
However you manage your back ups <ul><li>Create a copy of your private and personal information so that you can recover it...
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Mastering your hard drive

  1. 1. David Shinkfield Computer Learning Center at Ewing March 2011
  2. 2. What is your Hard Drive?
  3. 3. What is your Hard Drive?
  4. 4. How big is your hard drive Western Digital passport drives 320 – 640 Gigabytes 100,000 copies of Complete Works of Shakespeare can be stored in one Passport drive
  5. 5. What do we store on our Hard Disk <ul><ul><li>Supplied on a CD or DVD, or with some computers, a Restore Disk. </li></ul></ul>Word, Excel, Quicken, Firefox, Picasa etc., etc. Installed with computer when you buy it (and included on the Restore Disk), bought later on a CD or downloaded from the Internet This is information unique to you – photos of grand-kids, your financial data, your emails and contacts, your music library etc. Windows XP, Vista or 7 Programs Your Data <ul><li>My Documents </li></ul><ul><li>Favorites or Bookmarks </li></ul><ul><li>Email and contacts </li></ul>
  6. 7. Why do I need to know this? <ul><li>To create a copy of our private and personal information so that we can recover it when disaster that strikes. </li></ul><ul><li>Secondly, to return the computer to its working condition as easily as possible. </li></ul>
  7. 10. <ul><li>Divide the hard disk in your computer into two “partitions”. This is like having two file cabinets – one for Windows and programs and the second for your data </li></ul><ul><li>Setting up the disk can be done when new or with programs such as Acronis® Disk Director </li></ul>Windows and Programs Data C: Drive D: Drive
  8. 11. Some Technical Stuff <ul><li>There are three types of Partitions </li></ul><ul><li>Primary Partitions </li></ul><ul><li>Extended Partitions (holder for Logical Partitions) </li></ul><ul><li>Logical Partitions </li></ul>
  9. 12. Some Technical Stuff Primary Primary Primary <ul><li>Up to 3 Primary Partitions </li></ul><ul><li>Only one can be seen at anytime (Active Partition) </li></ul><ul><li>Used for multiple operating systems </li></ul>
  10. 13. Some Technical Stuff Windows XP Windows 7 <ul><li>Up to 3 Primary Partitions </li></ul><ul><li>Only one can be seen at anytime(Active Partition) </li></ul><ul><li>Used for multiple operating systems </li></ul>
  11. 14. Some Technical Stuff Windows XP Windows 7 <ul><li>You can have as many Logical Partitions as you like, but lets assume just one. </li></ul>Logical Partitions
  12. 15. Some Technical Stuff Windows XP Windows 7 Data <ul><li>You can have as many Logical Partitions as you like, but lets assume just one. </li></ul>
  13. 16. How do I “partition” my drive? <ul><li>For Windows XP, you will need some new software. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Acronis Disk Director </li></ul></ul><ul><li>For Windows 7, software is provided to manage the partitioning. </li></ul>
  14. 17. How do I “partition” my drive? <ul><li>For Windows XP, you will need some new software. </li></ul><ul><li>I use Acronis Disk Director - $36 from Amazon </li></ul>
  15. 18. Partition your Hard Drive – XP
  16. 19. Partition your Hard Drive – XP
  17. 20. Partition your Hard Drive – XP
  18. 21. Partition your Hard Drive – XP
  19. 22. Partition your Hard Drive – XP
  20. 24. Partitioning your Hard Drive - Win 7 <ul><li>Now let us talk about Windows 7 </li></ul>
  21. 25. How do I “partition” my drive? <ul><li>In Windows 7, type “partition hard drive” into the Help screen. </li></ul>
  22. 26. How do I “partition” my drive? <ul><li>All the help you need is spelled out clearly </li></ul><ul><li>However, let us walk through the steps </li></ul><ul><li>For most of us, clicking on My Computer will show one drive - Local Disk (C:) </li></ul>
  23. 27. Partitioning your Hard Drive - Win 7
  24. 28. Creating new Partitions <ul><li>From Control panel, select Administrative Tools </li></ul>
  25. 29. Creating New Partitions <ul><li>Select Computer </li></ul><ul><li>Management </li></ul>Then Disk Management
  26. 30. Creating New Partitions
  27. 31. Creating New Partitions Right click the C: drive
  28. 32. Creating New Partitions
  29. 33. Creating New Partitions
  30. 34. Creating New Partitions
  31. 35. Creating New Partitions Right Click on “unallocated”
  32. 36. Creating New Partitions
  33. 37. Creating New Partitions
  34. 38. What are the benefits? <ul><li>It makes it possible to have two operating systems on your computer. </li></ul><ul><li>It makes it very simple to back up your personal data. </li></ul><ul><li>It makes it simple to reinstall Windows if catastrophe strikes </li></ul>
  35. 39. Installing two Operating Systems Empty until Windows 7 Installed <ul><li>Create two Primary partitions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You currently run XP, but want to try Windows 7. However, you are not sure that you will not prefer Windows XP </li></ul></ul><ul><li>When installing Windows 7, you can select the empty partition </li></ul>Windows XP
  36. 40. What are the benefits? <ul><li>It makes it possible to have two operating systems on your computer. </li></ul><ul><li>It makes it very simple to back up your personal data. </li></ul><ul><li>It makes it simple to reinstall Windows if catastrophe strikes </li></ul>
  37. 41. Back Up Plan <ul><li>Buy an external USB drive </li></ul>
  38. 42. Back Up Plan <ul><li>Buy a USB External drive </li></ul><ul><li>Create three “partitions” on the external USB drive </li></ul>Back Up 1 Back Up 2 Image E: Drive F: Drive G: Drive
  39. 43. Back Up Plan Computer Drive External USB Drive Back up Data regularly to USB drive Windows and Programs Data C: Drive D: Drive Back Up 1 Back Up 2 Image E: Drive F: Drive G: Drive
  40. 44. What are the benefits? <ul><li>It makes it possible to have two operating systems on your computer. </li></ul><ul><li>It makes it very simple to back up your personal data. </li></ul><ul><li>It makes it simple to reinstall Windows if catastrophe strikes </li></ul>
  41. 45. Create Image of Windows Partition <ul><li>Using a program such as Acronis True Image Home or Norton Ghost, create image of Windows partition when all is working well </li></ul><ul><li>Store copy on USB drive </li></ul><ul><li>Reinstalling image of Windows can be done rapidly (only about 10 minutes) </li></ul>
  42. 46. Back Up Plan Computer Drive External USB Drive Create an image file of your Windows partition Windows and Programs Data C: Drive D: Drive Back Up 1 Back Up 2 Image E: Drive F: Drive G: Drive
  43. 47. How to Recover your files Computer Drive External USB Drive Windows and Programs Data C: Drive D: Drive Back Up 1 Back Up 2 Image E: Drive F: Drive G: Drive
  44. 48. However you manage your back ups <ul><li>Create a copy of your private and personal information so that you can recover it when disaster that strikes. </li></ul><ul><li>Secondly, develop a plan to return your computer to its working condition as easily as possible. </li></ul>
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