I am going to do a clean install of XP and I have 2 harddrives, one 30Gb and 4Gb. I am thinking of partitioning my HD and was wondering what the advantages of partitions are and what would be the best for my system. Any ideas? Thanks!
* multiple boot
* scandisk doesn't take forever
* defrag doesn't take forever
* format doesn't take forever
* order (apps there, os's there, mp's there, and docs there)
* ability to take a back-up to another partition while formatting your primary partition
* swap file optimization
So if I had one partition for windows, and another partition for apps, and windows corrupted, would I have to reinstall all of the apps when i formatted and reinstalled windows? Also, does partitioning increase the performance of the computer??
Partitioning your hard drive just splits it into multiple "parts" so you can scan less files or defrag less if you only do it to one drive so it basically just organizes better. There isnt a big difference in performance I think...
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