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  # 458528 14-Apr-2011 02:05
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what it means for your pc:


1) nothing new happens/whatever was going to happen without the partition happens with partitioning but not due to partitioning itself


2) pc becomes incredibly slow

Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.

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  # 458820 14-Apr-2011 16:40
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Interesting to see the debate here on partitioning. I accept if we have to do a Windows reinstall we'll also have to reinstall most programs - but often the tweaked configurations will still be there. I don't put ANY programs on drive c except security software (if Windows needs reinstalling so does that) and badly designed software (like MS-Office) that has drive C hard coded in the odd place.

Generally I put apps on drive d, and have two separate partitions - one for home data and one for work data. I've been doing this since I got my first PC - oops no sorry my third PC. My first didn't have a hard disk, and my second only had a small one - and with only DOS as the OS wasn't really an issue. It also lent itself to multi-OS systems, with the data shared between them.

So obviously I still encourage partitioning. A tech support person for some software I've been using over a decade was flumoxed recently when he tried to tell me it should be on drive C. But given it's usually networked, this seems doubly crazy.

Just my 2c worth.

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