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Partition HD.......

by rj-con2031 / January 30, 2006 5:00 AM PST

....Is there any benifet from installing xp on a seprate partition?

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You'll have to make a list why you would do this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 30, 2006 5:10 AM PST
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Why whould you?

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(NT) (NT) Slight increase in system performance.
by John.Wilkinson / January 30, 2006 6:06 AM PST
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Can be a decrease too.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 30, 2006 6:26 AM PST

The old myth about swap on it's own partition will never die. Works for Linux, but Windows?


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Depends who you talk to
by Bob__B / January 30, 2006 7:16 AM PST
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Some folks will split a HD into 2/4/8 partitions and then tell you all the good reasons for doing such a thing.

Perhaps the reasons are valid.

I always thought that this just created a complex system.

I'm from the keep it simple school.

One partition and everything goes out there.

I keep regular ext backups and when the HD goes south I'm not concerned about my music goes on 'E' and my pics go on 'F' etc.

As an added bonus.
I have not had to put in a post that says something like.

HELP... my'C'drive is full but my D/E/F/G drives are empty.

Bottom line...I just want the machine to work and I don't want any fuss and I want it to be brainless.

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Yup...Depends on who you talk to
by VAPCMD / January 30, 2006 2:02 PM PST

Simple is good. However,it too has its disadvantages and risks.

To minimize the risk of data loss, I always use/recommend systems with at least two partitions. One partition for OS and APPS and the other for DATA. That way if the system crashes or hiccups ... there's less risk of losing the data in the process of restoring the system.

To make disaster recovery even easier and faster...I use of a second internal for (image) backups. I take that one step further and put image copies on an external HDD. I'd probably try backups to externals but I haven't figured out a reliable, bullet-proof method to get the images off USB external HDDs and restore them back onto a fresh, clean internal hard drive.

So far this strategy/method has never failed me or those I help now and then. Ghost 2003 is my imaging SW of choice and I've also tried Drive Image and True Image.

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thanks much................n/m
by rj-con2031 / January 30, 2006 2:48 PM PST


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