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Old 11-06-2006, 07:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am waiting on my video card for my build, and it should be here in a couple of days. I have a question about partioning the hard drives.

Once i have everything hooked up and i am ready to install windows, how do i go about partioning my hard drives. I will have a 320 gb hard drive that i would like to make 3 partions on. A small partion for windows and then a couple larger partions.

Do i need some software?

I guess i just need someone to walk me thru the steps because I'm a noob and have never done this before, lol.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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partition magic i think is the best partitioning software. its pretty simple
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Remember that if you want:

"X" GBs...thats "1024X" MBs and "1048576X" KBs

So if you have to make your partitions in KBs, multiply your desired GB value times 1048576 to get the exact KBs you need.
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and if you cant figure it out tyoe in mb to gb converter on google and you should ifnd osme help there
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**** me and my bad typing skills lol
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partition magic is the best, and did'nt your hard drive come with a cd for partitionig. Make sure not to make windows partition 2 small. I personally do not partiton it givesme a headache when making dvds and authoring them. I would rather get a decent Hd for windows 160Gb and add another HD for files storage and stuff like that.
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