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Old 02-21-2009, 10:20 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Put it this way. Right now i have my main os and most of my games on a 500gb hdd. Then i have a 1tb drive partitioned into 4 parts. One 95gb one, 2 40gb, and one 760gb one. It gives you room for expansion, and you can organize things.

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Old 02-21-2009, 09:55 PM   #13 (permalink)
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hey majistic, could you post that link again please. wiki is saying that it cant find it. thanks
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I fixed the link.

Partitioning a drive is absolutely necessary if you plan on putting another OS on the same drive for a dual boot (or tri, or quad...). I have used a partition to hold my data, such as music and files, so I could format my OS partition without losing them.

I have partitioned multiple drives to fill different purposes. I have partitioned my main drive to have a dual-boot of two OS's, and then partitioned my other drive to be able to install programs for the two OS's on different partitions as well as a data partition for files that I wanted to be readily available for both.

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Partitons are rooms and formatting creates the shelves for the files. (good analogy?)
so if you wanted to you could have Windows see it as 2 seperate drives with 2 drive letters by splitting up the drive (partitioning) leaving it unused makes no sense.
Most people under normal conditions make one big C drive, but as was said you could install Windows on one use the other for something else. keep it seperate incase you reinstall Windows and want to keep that data.


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