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    Default Laptop Hard drive partitioning

    I was taught to always seperate the Windows and data storage, in computing.Never actually followed it, but decided i would now. I have a laptop with a 55.8GB hardrive (small yes) should i seperate the hard drive into 2 partitions (System and Data)? if so, how big should the System be?
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    Default Re: Laptop Hard drive partitioning

    Probably around 27-38 gigs, depending on the amount of programs you install and how much of documents, music and photos you have


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    Default Re: Laptop Hard drive partitioning

    I wouldnt bother if its only 55gb.

    Depending on what else you install on it, it may fill up pretty fast

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    Default Re: Laptop Hard drive partitioning

    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy Gonzales View Post
    I wouldnt bother if its only 55gb.

    Depending on what else you install on it, it may fill up pretty fast
    True-maybe you should U/G your HDD?

    Its prob IDE and you could get a new one off TM pretty cheap


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    Default Re: Laptop Hard drive partitioning

    I'd seriously leave partitions alone unless you have a much larger HDD. They're a pain in the proverbial, trust me.

    They're a good idea, but I've found they're just annoying in practice.

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    Default Re: Laptop Hard drive partitioning

    Quote Originally Posted by Thebananamonkey View Post
    I'd seriously leave partitions alone unless you have a much larger HDD. They're a pain in the proverbial, trust me.

    They're a good idea, but I've found they're just annoying in practice.
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    Although Gparted makes it easyish to resize after Windows is installed, it is still a pain.

    And if you have a manufacturers recovery partition, it can be useful as they normally only touch the C:, and leave everything else alone.
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    ermmm, I dont have any idea why anyone would think a partition is annoying?

    I partition drives on every pc I build and for business lappy's also.

    With a 55 Gb, I would give yourself a 20Gb sys drive and the rest for Data.

    For the users Doc's and Setting, redirect them to the Data drive. Image the sys partition and keep the image on the Data drive, update monthly....Bob's ur uncle!!
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    Default Re: Laptop Hard drive partitioning

    Quote Originally Posted by SolMiester View Post
    ermmm, I dont have any idea why anyone would think a partition is annoying?

    I partition drives on every pc I build and for business lappy's also.

    With a 55 Gb, I would give yourself a 20Gb sys drive and the rest for Data.

    For the users Doc's and Setting, redirect them to the Data drive. Image the sys partition and keep the image on the Data drive, update monthly....Bob's ur uncle!!
    Exactly. Cut and Paste the MyDocuments folder, that way the reg entries get updated. Rather than just copying it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pctek View Post
    Exactly. Cut and Paste the MyDocuments folder, that way the reg entries get updated. Rather than just copying it.

    My C: is 20GB.
    Used space 3.7Gb.
    Didnt think you could cut and paste My Doc's, thought you had to use the move function?
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