Been lurking in newsgroups and have just realised its a good idea to have
additional partitions on hard drives.
Glad to have opinion/ideas on how best to manage this.
I have two NTFS hard drives, neither of which have more than one
partition...and both only about 5% used at the mo:-
C: 120gb on which is Windows XP pro, Internet Explorer, Outlook Express, MS
Office, PaintShop Pro, Norton Utilities, Norton Anti Virus and a few other
F: 60gb used just for backing up - copies of My Docs, My pics etc
Was thinking changes along the following lines but would welcome comment
from experienced members:-
C: Partition into 1 x 10gb for Windows XP Pro,
1 x 50gb for Internet Explorer, Outlook Express, MS Office, PaintShop Pro,
Norton Utilities, Norton Anti Virus and a few other minor programs and any
additional progs added from time to time
1 x 60gb for data for the above programs
F: Partition into 2 x 30gb for backing up - not sure why though :)
1. I'm not a gamer
2. Will it be ok to keep the swap file on the XP partition or is it a good
idea to have dedicated partition for that?
3.Do I need to, or will it be best to start with a clean sheet - ie reformat
the drives, reload windows to the one and then allocate the partitions or is
it possible to/uncomplicated to add the partitions to the drives as they are
now? However I partition either or both drives I'd prefer not to use Fdisk
or other software prog as have had zero experience with - wish to use the XP
pro disc management that seemed to be user friendly when I fixed the two
hard drives a week or so ago.