But I'd leave the swap file alone. Let XP manage it. With that size of drive, I'd make a total of three partitions. C: with the OS, then two more with the remainder, sized for your needs. Are you a gamer? Do a lot of video editing? Size the other drives to fit your preferences. Or, what the hell, just leave it at one partition. I've never really understood why people create multiple partitions. XP will handle it. I have a 40 Gig drive with one partition and XP, a 60 Gig drive with one partition (slave), and an 80 Gig drive in an external case, one partition. But even when I had one drive I only had one partition.
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I just purchased a new 160 gig hard drive. What is the best way to configure the hard drive. A friend of mine suggested the following:
20 gig - Drive C Windows operating system only
5 gig swapfile
Remainder for files and applications
I have 1gig of memory.
I will be running Win XP Pro with service pack 2