Super. I've now got two partitions. computer fires up and all so far seems to be working fine.
Looking in Disc Management, I see some things have now changed though. previously the OS C drive was set as 'Active' Primary but now both major partitions are listed only as 'basic'... online... helthy.
should this worry me? If so how can I convert or activate and set as primary, the partition containing the OS.... without losing data??
Additionally, Acronis had a hidden partition containing a fail safe or 'reload' of the entire OEM OS, one can use if all goes to heck in a hand basket, as it replaces the then OS, PARTITIONS AND ALL with the orig factory loaded config.
...well that also seems to have gone missing as the notation during boot up to enter the Acronis program set up wizard has disappeared.
BTW... I still have the actual and in tact ready to go OEM factory loaded drive.... if necessary.
Any thought here on how to deal with or not, the partition issue i mentioned above is more than appreciated.