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Old 09-21-2005, 09:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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....what size should the partitions be and how many should I make?
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Just one big one.
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NO. bad idea.... at least have the OS be on its own partition.
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Its personal preference. I dont like to partition anything smaller than 120GB cause you might run into space issues later on with the OS partition. If you partition it into say 40GB and 40GB I dont really see the point? Usually I would agree though to partion out a hard drive
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the reason I say that is cause if you ever need to format and re-install windwos... you only have to backup the files you want from the OS-partition... the data on the other patitions will be perfectly safe.
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yeah I never make my os partition bigger than 30 gig (I use 20 gig for my default). but my document folder will be up to 200 gig
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I guess it depends on what you do. I had my OS partition at 40 GIG and ran out of space. I always forget to install my big *** games onto another partition..a few of those and that 40 is gone!lol. I then had my two other partitions one 300GB and one more 300GB. I have 615GB between all three full already..I need one of those new 500GB drives
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does it increase performance at all to have windows on its own partition or is it just a safety thing?
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I think that with the speed of modern HD's that we humans don’t notice a difference but... sure it might increase performance.
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