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Partitioning!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Waldo_II, Apr 18, 2008.

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  1. Waldo_II

    Waldo_II Thread Starter

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    Alright, since I just finished building a work computer for myself, I have decided to completely dedicate my other computer, a gaming computer (specs in my signature), towards gaming. I'm talking about using every possible performance upgrade trick and deleting as much bloatware as possible.

    One of the things I plan to do is partition off a few sections of my hard drive. I have zero experience with Windows XP's partitioning tool, so that is why I came here. Here is how I want to set this up:

    20 Gigabytes towards system files and nVidia drivers.
    5 Gigabytes towards the page file
    110 Gigabytes towards games and Steam
    25 Gigabytes for everything else

    The basic idea that I have for how this is going to go down is this: I install XP, then I install the nVidia drivers, then I use the partitioning tool to divide the disk up into the sections I have planned out above, and I basically just install games and such to D:\ or F:\ or whatever, personal documents and such to a different drive, set the page file towards another drive, and leave C:\ alone for what is already there.

    I also want to clarify this: will I be able modify the partitions on the hard disk while using it? Will I have to plan out the partition layout while installing XP?

    I'm really just looking for reassurance. I absolutely hate it when I do something important (like partitioning) and then screw it up because I didn't know something.

    Many thanks, Waldo
     
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