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New Hard Drive...should I partition?

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  1. Guttboy

    Guttboy New Member

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    Hi everyone,

    Well my Laptop HDD went bad and the new one is here. WinXP Pro is asking if I would like to partition it?

    What are your thoughts? It is a 120 GB drive....

    Pro's/Con's.......

    What size should I make each? Should I put XP on one partition and then make a bigger one for programs...any other suggestions?

    Regards!


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    Personally, I hate partitions, they just make things more difficult...lol. I have never really seen a benifit in partitioning.

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    i always have a small one for the operating system of about 30 gigs.. by operating system i mean all the essentials on top of windows like firefox winamp and a few other apps i think of as must haves.. it comes to about 10 gigs max.. the rest of the 30 gigs i leave empty as temporary desktop working space..

    i just find it easy to back up the important bits this way..

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    I think I will stick with the one partition. I keep things pretty organized in folders so I think it wouldnt be of much harm with just one.

    Was just wondering if there was an advantage to a partition...I will not be running multiple OS's.
     

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