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Old 4th January, 2007, 04:37 AM
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Newish rig being built

Since I got some new stuff for Christmas, I'm doing pretty much a whole new computer. (A64 3000+, MB and a new 160gig hard drive)
I plan on putting XP64 on it as the OS and was wondering which would be easier or better, running the seagate utility to format and partition the new drive or try it with the windows cd.

Also any suggestions about size and number of partitions would be welcome.

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I looked at the title of the thread, and I was all 'Newish? Is that Welsh?'

I'm dead serious.

Anyways, I've never had any problems using the Window CD. Never used the Seagate utility, I'm afraid.

Windows CD ftw!
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I once heared something about the ideal windows partition (thats to put windows in) being 20Gb, but I don't think it matters much.

Either way, I like to put the OS and programs on a seperate partition to my files - it makes life easier as I (rather frequently) tend to break things and have to resort to wiping

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I once heared something about the ideal windows partition (thats to put windows in) being 20Gb, but I don't think it matters much.

Either way, I like to put the OS and programs on a seperate partition to my files - it makes life easier as I (rather frequently) tend to break things and have to resort to wiping

Let us know how you go!
Yeah, that's very advantageous, because it'll save time and money backing up. =)
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I would try the Windows CD. Never had an issue.
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Thanks everyone. I used the windows cd myself but it's been a few years now. That's what I'll use this time.

When I got my new 80gig a few years ago I split it up and c:\ had about 20gig with all the storage going on a different drive/partition. After years of use I finally ran out of room on my c:\ drive/partition.

Should I install new programs on a different partition?
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I actually use multiple drives. You can install programs on another partition/drive with no problems.
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