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Old 06-23-2007, 03:44 AM   #1
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Alright so heres the deal, Im about to reformat my computer and I wanted to try putting windows on its own partition which gives me a few questions

1) Does this actually make a difference compared to a normal install of windows?

2) What free program will allow me to do this easily?

3) I have a 74Gig raptor so how much space should i give the windows partition while still giving me as much room as possible for my other stuff?
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Old 06-23-2007, 04:45 AM   #2
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Try this link it tells you to do it using disc mangement http://www.d-silence.com/feature.php?id=246 I my self have never tried it that way I use Partition Magic 8
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Old 06-23-2007, 07:40 AM   #3
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You can partition the drive from your windows installation disc, theres no need for other software.
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Old 06-23-2007, 09:24 AM   #4
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Like raffaz said, the windows CD will do it for you if you want it to. As for what size to make it, 5GB should be enough, but I would make it along the lines of 7 GB to be safe.
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Old 06-23-2007, 11:49 AM   #5
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Ok thanks guys, about the first question, is there a difference between doing it this way and the normal way, like what are the benefits?
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The main benefit is, if you have all your music etc on a seperate partition and you need to format the OS, then you can do so without having to backup all your music etc, because they are totally seperate.
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