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whitestar_999

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Of course Pro won't accept Home key. :rolleyes:
Actually win 10 iso nowadays is a single file containing all versions & will install the version according to the key entered so even if one enter home key then iso will continue installation of home version instead of giving an error.
 

SaiyanGoku

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will install the version according to the key entered so even if one enter home key then iso will continue installation of home version instead of giving an error.
Ah, I haven't tried that. I always select the version first and install the OS, drivers, everything else. Activation is my last step.
 

whitestar_999

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Ah, I haven't tried that. I always select the version first and install the OS, drivers, everything else. Activation is my last step.
MS keeps changing their install procedure so can never be sure.In fact nowadays you can even switch among compatible versions after install by just entering the appropriate key in change key setting.
 
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toofan

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Any nvme ssd suggestions? And what size should I buy?
Currently I am having a 500 gb hard drive, with a 100 gb partition for Windows 10 with around 30 gb space free I guess. I had an external 1 TB drive for RAW files of DSLR
Lookinh for a value for money deal.
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SaiyanGoku

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Any nvme ssd suggestions? And what size should I buy?
Anything above 250GB is good. Get a proper PCIe x4 TLC drive like Silicon Power P34A80 or Kingston A2000 or Samsung 960 Evo. QLC drives are okay but I won't choose them over TLC drives for similar price.
 
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toofan

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Can we make partitions in these drives as a 500 gb partition will be miss-use for an os
 

SaiyanGoku

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What is this overhead
Endurance for SSD is in terms of data written.
Suppose you want to transfer data from one partition to other because it doesn't have enough free space left. So, you'll end up doing additional writes on the SSD (correct me if I'm wrong) which could've been easily avoided.
 

whitestar_999

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^^I think modern ssd firmware & controller minimizes this to an insignificant level but one can still avoid partitions on ssd just to be "extra sure".

@toofan if there is no organizing issue you can simply use the entire drive as C drive & use library folders to organize things but if you want you can make 2 partitions,one for windows os & other for data storage.
 
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toofan

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Yes, Two partitions will be better to manage data as in case of corrupt windows/re installation, there will be chance of data loss orr it may be time consuming to select which data to keep and what to remove.
 

SaiyanGoku

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Yes, Two partitions will be better to manage data as in case of corrupt windows/re installation, there will be chance of data loss orr it may be time consuming to select which data to keep and what to remove.
You already have hard disks to keep non critical data and if there is need to re-install windows, you can just reset it. If still you want to format it, use a live linux usb to take data backup into hard disks.
 

whitestar_999

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You already have hard disks to keep non critical data and if there is need to re-install windows, you can just reset it. If still you want to format it, use a live linux usb to take data backup into hard disks.
It is easier to create & maintain images for a pure windows install C drive compared to C drive+data. It is better then to use C drive only for windows install+programs but on a 500gb ssd it is worth it only if you can at least use ~250-300GB of space(which I don't think is possible without installing some big mainstream pc games or you work with large VMs/video editing files).
 
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Yup, I agree. Currently my 100gb partition of C drive is having a free space of 30 gb. So a 500 gb is huge space. Now i am thinking of why 500 gb, a 250 gb nvme and a 250 gb sata/m. 2 ssd would have been better. :D
 
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