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Should I partition?


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jst42day

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I'm completely confused as to whether I should partition my hard drive when I do a clean install of XP Pro.
PC is mostly used as an all around machine with about 50% of it's use for small business using Office and the rest divided up with music and other crap.
Hard drive is going to be a 500 G..
So what's best to do?
Thanks.
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anzenketh

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Hello Jst42day,

Yes I would do partition if I had a 500GB hdd that I used for my OS I would use ~100GB for OS and Software after windows is installed move the My Documents folder to the other partition. You could do a 200GB each or all 400. Theoretically the smaller the partition the faster it is.
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Yes, probably one or two partition would be good in your case.

Partition 80-100GB for your OS and stuff. The rest for your Office Work/Application and Music/MV etc..
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I wouldn't go that high for the OS. I would use about 40 for the OS and software, and then depending on how much data, pictures, music, etc, partition accordingly.
The main reason to partition is that if the OS goes bottoms up, you can reload and not lose your data.

Note: You should also have a backup for all your important stuff.
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jst42day

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Thank you all. I'll partition.
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Yes, I have a 200GB WD HDD and I have taken 20GB for Windows XP which is more than enough, i also find that when you put only windows and stuff like your drivers, adobe etc into there, the PC works alot better.

I can see melware from a mile away if it tries to install itself on my windows partition because there should in theory only be windows files in there, adobe, drivers for audio, graphics etc
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