Originally Posted by eatmangos91
I have *cough* acquired norton partition magic, and it seems very easy to use. how much space do you think I should leave for vista? the HD is 130GB, and i have used 30GB so far for 2k. I will primarily use vista i expect, so i was thinking perhaps 40/90 to vista?
thanks for help
aghh very good.... ;-) lol.
It really is personal preference and depends on how you like to organize things..i.e. some people like to have one partition for the OS only and another sperate one for the programs then another for data...so in theory you would need a relatively small OS partition if all it would have is the OS, service packs, patches etc etc..since programs would not reside on the same partition..
If you are like me though and like the OS and programs on the same partition I would make it a little larger...40GB is good..if you started installing massive video games you could just install them onto your data partiton to save space.
I just made my XP partition 60GB and install everything on it including games..I have all my documents pointed to my data partition and keep them on there this way if I screw up my OS I can just ghost another image over it and not lose anything at all.