Can anyone point me in the direction of a guide which describes partition requirements? Or give comment on what I'd like to do..... I will be installing XP fresh (i've been using 2000 up unitl now) and i'd like to do things like so: 1) Have a smallish partition with just the root X.P and all updates and drivers. This would be small enough to regularly back up and keep customisations. Is 2GB enough? 2) Set up a fixed dedicated memory swap file partition. Should this be at the front of the disk? What's a good size? 3) Maybe set up a dedicated apps partition and another games partition. Should these be combined due to the limit of only four partitions? 4) My Documents (profiles) again set up on a seperate partition. Is it possible to change on a global level where apps look for this? This would make backing up a doodle. What do you think? Cheers, Tant.