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Old 12-22-2003, 12:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm getting a new version of windows xp pro and im wondering how or if i should partition my memory. Is it worth splitting it up or should i just leave it as one large one?

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Old 12-22-2003, 12:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I've always been of the opinion that, if you don't have a compelling reason to HAVE multiple partitions, then don't do it. I think the pain-in-the-*** factor* outweighs the benefits of having multiple partitions.

*if your looking for something in explorer, you only have more places for a file to hide. lol

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Old 12-22-2003, 01:45 AM   #3 (permalink)
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well you cannot partition system memory, you meant to say partition hard disk and lucky for you i have a very helpful guide freshly written:
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Old 12-22-2003, 03:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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in my opinion it is best to have multiple partitions ie: 1 for the OS and 1 for other files.

Win XP has a bulit in partition Management function
just search in the help for creating a partition.

or if you can find a copy of Partition Magic
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oops v i knew i forgot to add something to that guide, thanks for reminding me about the disk management snap-in
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