Chapter 3

Configuring Disks

In this chapter, you will learn to:

  • Configure File Systems
  • Configure Disk Storage
  • Access and Manage the Disk Management Utility
  • Manage Dynamic Storage
  • Troubleshoot with Disk Management
  • Manage Data Compression
  • Manage Data Encryption with EFS
  • Use Disk Maintenance Tools

During the installation of Windows 7, you have the chance to designate the initial configuration for your disks. After Windows 7 is installed, you can use many of the Windows 7’s utilities and features to change these configurations and perform disk management tasks.

For file system configuration, you can use NTFS or FAT32. You can also change FAT32 partitions to NTFS after the initial configuration. This chapter covers the features of each file system ...

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