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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by vanmol, Nov 10, 2007.

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  1. vanmol

    vanmol Thread Starter

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    There just doesn't seem to be a clear concensus on how to partition a single HD. I am waiting for my new Barebone system and would like to configure my partitions for optimal performance. Should I install the OS on the first partition and the Program files on the second partition? I was also thinking of creating another partition for all music and video files. I think everyone agrees that a page file partition should only go on a second HD so that is not an issue. Your thoughts would be appreciated.
     
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    Programs install entries into the windows registry,so putting them on a seperate partition
    will not help in case of a failed OS partition.
    Performance will not be enhanced as the files are on the same drive.

    It's a good idea to store music and video files on a seperate partition or
    even a seperate drive incase the primary fails.
     
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    Agree with, "Programs install entries into the windows registry,so putting them on a seperate partition will not help in case of a failed OS partition."

    I have two partitions, "C" for OS and programs and another for data files.

    I suggest saving all download "exe" files in a folder on a partition other than "C." Then, if you need to reload a program(s) you don't have to download it. Of course, it may have to updated.

    Also, backing up "C" and the other partition(s) is a must.

    {redoak}
     
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