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 Post subject: How to Partition Windows XP in to two Partitions
PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2004 12:36 pm 
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I am going to reformat my hard drive.I want to partition XP in to two partitions. I want the operating system on one and the rest of my things on the other one. Like my game ,pics and I Tunes.I have used windows to make two partitions while formating before.But my games and stuff went on the os one.And thats not what I want.Any help would be appreciated. :D


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Proceed as you had previously done, except next time install your games on the D:\ drive, or whatever one represents your non-OS partition.


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During installation, the only thing you have to do is create a new partition to size you want...If say you have an 80 gig drive, you can just create a 40 gig partition and proceed from there. This will involve deleting the other partitions that are on there.

When you're done, you can create the 2nd partition within windows as a separate partition with a drive letter or as a mount point onto another directory.


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Keep in mind, that while installing to your second partition puts your program files there, you still have to reinstall the programs whenever you reinstall the OS.


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SomeGuy wrote:
Keep in mind, that while installing to your second partition puts your program files there, you still have to reinstall the programs whenever you reinstall the OS.


The above being the case, why do so many recommend seperating the the OS and programs on different partititons? I've never understood what advantage it might be. :?


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fishnet wrote:
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Keep in mind, that while installing to your second partition puts your program files there, you still have to reinstall the programs whenever you reinstall the OS.


The above being the case, why do so many recommend seperating the the OS and programs on different partititons? I've never understood what advantage it might be. :?


So many people recommend separating the OS from programs (as in program installation files), saved games, music, movies, documents, etc etc. If Windows gets hosed, it makes the reinstallation much less painless to have all the necessary files on a separate partition.

Also, not all software will require a reinstallation, just the vast majority :wink:


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