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Windows 7 Inside Out by Carl Siechert Ed Bott and Craig Stinson

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Chapter 25. Managing Disks and Drives

The Windows 7 Disk-Management Toolkit 895

Running Disk Management 896

Managing Disks from the Command Prompt 898

Setting Up a New Hard Disk 901

Managing Existing Disks and Volumes 908

Working with Virtual Hard Disks 920

When you get right down to it, storage defines what you can and can't do with Windows. A big hard disk (or two or three) makes it possible for you to download and store an enormous amount of digital music, photos, and video; record and preserve television shows; manage large-scale, data-intensive projects; and keep your entire collection of digital resources safely backed up.

Using today's gigantic disks effectively, however, often entails partitioning them intelligently so that separate volumes can ...

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