Partitions

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by slayer[X], Jun 12, 2003.

  1. slayer[X]

    slayer[X] Guest

    Hey there.

    I just partitioned my 20 gig hardrive and divided it to 2.

    1: 6.34 gigs (Windows XP and Pagefile)
    2: 12.6 gigs (Programs and Games)

    Can you give me a couple of tips?
    like where to put the pagefile, check this and that etc...
    :p

    Thanks in Advance..:eek:
     
  2. Un4gIvEn1

    Un4gIvEn1 Moderator

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    I never really understood why people need to partition thier drives so much... to each thier own...

    anyways, leave the pagefile where it is. There is no need to move it.
     
  3. slayer[X]

    slayer[X] Guest

    Keep em comming...!!
     
  4. sboulema

    sboulema Moderator

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    please dealer dont read this ,please please please
     
  5. kitct

    kitct Guest

    He,he,he ... :p I usually put the pagefile on whatever is goin to be the largest partition.Which is usually my data partition.

    The reason I use diff partitions (in response to Un4) is that I would prefer to keep my os away from everything else.If my os takes a dive( or a virus) I can reformat,install an be right back where I was in the middle of a saved game within 30-45 minutes. Plus it seems more organized an easier to defrag.Especially w/muti os's. :cool:
     
  6. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    he made a seperate partition for the OS and kept the programs and games seperate. this is so he won't lose everything when he reformats. sure, some things will need to be reinstalled, but most games will run just fine without. at least this is the reason i partitioned this way.

    even though your hd is partitioned, it's still only one physical drive, so it doesn't really make a difference where you put your pagefile.
     
  7. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    If you still need opinions, I pretty much have the same to offer as the others. Leave the pagefile on the Windows partition and allow the system to manage the size.
     
  8. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

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    I make a seperate partition for the pagefile not for "performance gains" but for security reasons. It's quicker to do a P. Gutmann free-space wipe on a dedicated partiton (in this case the pagefile) than it is on a partiton that is several gigabytes and contains the OS and other programs.

    Also, when I go into "crypto mode" I can specifically encrypt the entire pagefile partition when working in real-time, "paranoid-mode.":) ;) :D
     
  9. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Hahah that's intense! You work for the FBI? :p
     
  10. Friend of Bill

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  11. kitct

    kitct Guest

    Nice sig Snook! Photoshop? :)
     
  12. RogerPhillis

    RogerPhillis Guest

    Yes its easier to manage to put the page file on a data partition and therefore quicker to defrag.
    Whispers in case Dealer hears !
     
  13. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    I didn't read this thread.

    ha