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I have a 48gb hdd(c:) and i want to make two partitions, one for win7-about 20gb without program files, and the second for program files and some folders with music, photos...etc. can i do it? please answer me as sun as possible! thank you very much.

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The drive can be partitioned but it is a small drive and I can't see any advantages to having two partitions. Microsoft recommends a minimum partition of 16GB for Windows7 32-bit and 20GB for Windows 7 64-bit. To be safe, you should have double that available.
When partitioning and formatting, you should estimate a loss of between 5% & 10% so a single partition of a 48GB drive will give you a usable 44GB.
Music and photos will use up a lot of hard disk space and a 14GB secondary partion is not going to give you much storage space.
Hard drives are a cheap item and I would recommend to get at least a 500GB drive.

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Download the software called " Partition Magic ".
It is easy to download and easy to partition of your drive.

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Yes this can be done. Backup all your files form the drive (if there are any). Restart with the windows 7 disk in your drive and boot from the dvd. Yuo will eventually come to an option that reads "Drive Options" Delete all the existing partitions and make 2 new ones... one with 20480MB (20GB) and the remaining in the next drive.

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Yes you can.
This registry key tells windows where the program files directory is located. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
Go to Start-> Run enter, regedit
browse to the key shown above change the value to where ever you would like your program files folder to live

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