I just bought a Dell 600m laptop with a 40 gb drive and could not opt out of an OS. Well, I own XP so I was planning to install my own OS anyways. I noticed in the windows setup that they had 3 partitions. The first and third did not do anything, and were very small. The OS was installed on the second partition with the drive letter C.
My question is, should I partition my HD in a fashion similar to this, or should I just make one large partition? Are there any sites or threads on this forum that suggest ways to setup the partitions for a Windows XP install?