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I've just got a Mitac p520 and am surprised that there appears to be 2 hard drives. Drive C is about 15 GB (NTFS - half of which is used); drive D is also 15GB (Fat 32) and is 99% free. I want to load a program that's 12GB and it wont fit on drive C, but I'm not sure if it'll work on D as it needs to access programs already on C. Is this a form of drive partition and if so' would it be easier to make it one larger drive?

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Yeah.it's partition.u can save the file of the program you want to install on the drive D;, but make sure you don't install what will be bigger than the capacity of the laptop

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