On the C:\ drive of my desktop computer I have Windows XP installed, as well as all programs and data (pictures, Word documents, etc.) It does not appear that there are any separate partitions on this drive. There is just "the drive." I have a few questions about this.
- Should Windows XP be on a separate partition, and why?
- Given the current configuration of the desktop computer, is it possible to create a new partition for use only by Windows XP, and if so, how?
(I am aware that Windows XP is no longer supported by Microsoft. To that end, I have purchased a new laptop with Windows 8.1. The desktop is no longer used for any banking or critical personal information, financial or otherwise. If it gets attacked by malware, at worst it would be an inconvenience, but nothing of real significance.)