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New Hard Drive--Partition or not?

By rwpank ·
I am installing a new 750gig HD with Vista Home Premium in a new computer(DIY). What is the consenus these days on partitioning, is it wise, and will Vista install process accomplish it?
Thanks, Ron

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Logical Drives

by TheChas In reply to New Hard Drive--Partition ...

Of course, you need to create at least a single partition in order to use your drive.

I believe the Vista installer still allows you to create a boot partition of the size you desire, and then partition the rest of the drive later.

I myself like to use multiple logical drives.

That way, I can store my data files separate from my OS and can easily back up just my files.

Here is a good article on the ins and outs of multiple partitions:

http://www.aumha.org/a/parts.htm

Chas

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thanks for the input

by rwpank In reply to Logical Drives

I understand the need for a partition, but you answered one of the questions--thanks.

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