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New Hard Drive--Partition or not?

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New Hard Drive--Partition or not?

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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    TheChas

    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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    rwpank

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

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    TheChas

    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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    rwpank

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