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Hard Drive Partitioning.....Good or Bad?

Considering a standard mainstream hard drive of today 80GB/120GB, should they be partitioned or not? If yes, why? If not, again why? For a general usage PC what should be the number of partitions for both?

One more thing. Why don't OEMs usually use have partitions on their PC's hard drives?

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In reply to: Hard Drive Partitioning.....Good or Bad?

OEMS use it as a recovery partition.

ITs faster if you partition it.

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(NT) (NT) What are the additional benefits??

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In reply to: Hard Drive Partitioning.....Good or Bad?

"One more thing. Why don't OEMs usually use have partitions on their PC's hard drives?"

I will answer the last part, you can google for partitions as this is discussed often already.

OEM's want to keep things simple as users vary too much and thier support is already drenched in requests. Sad Plus, in many OEM system there already is a partition, usually hidden for recovery/restore operations when needed. This is the case for pre-loaded OS provided by the OEM, especially when no "tangiable recovery CDs/disks are provided".

tada -----Willy Happy

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