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Old 07-08-2005, 04:59 PM   #1
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I have read basically how to do it, and i am thinking about doing it on my new HDD i am getting. (40gb). What are some good ways to do this? Like do i put 25gb for programs like the rest for downloads and documents or what?
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You don't say what O/S you have so no one can really advise you. Post more info and you may get an answer.
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Old 07-08-2005, 11:29 PM   #3
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sorry, I shoulda known, i will be using winXP fresh install
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As you install xp you can partition the system then. As you have only a 40 gig I would suggest 10 gigs for xp and either use the rest for programing/storage or split it up with 20 gigs for programs and the remaining 10 for backup.
If you do a lot of photo editing and music then you are going to eat that 40 up really fast. I prefer to use it whole myself and then just back up everything to disc or flash drives.
I run three harddrives and 5 operating systems I hav 1 30 gig partition and the rest are 40 gig. This saves a lot of time formatting and defragging and saves wear and tear on the drives as well as keeps it fast.
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not to much to it really
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If you really want it, you can get some programs, both free and pay. They make it alot more simpler and quicker.
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