QUOTE(soccermike7 @ Jun 27 2005, 04:31 PM)i currently run a partitioned 160gb drive, with a 10gb partition for windows and some other stuff.
my new mb, processor, etc. just came in. i'm obviously planning on reformatting the 10gb partition to reload windows fresh, but i wasnt sure if i needed to reformat the other half for maximum speed. (i know a lot of .exes wont run and stuff if i leave them cause of the files it puts on c
i'm gonna reload all of whats on the other partition anyways, but it'd save time not to reformat the whole thing. (i copied everything i want to keep over to my other 160)
my main concern is about speed: i want to make sure that i dont lose any by not formatting the whole disk.
so basically my question is should i delete the partition and reformat the entire disk, or jsut c:
thanks in advance
Unless you're planning on not installing any programs at all, 10GB is far too small to accommodate the needs of the OS and
any additional applications. If you've got a 160GB HDD, I'd repartition it into three with 60GB for C: and 50GB each for D: and E: if I were you. You have to bear in mind that Microsoft is continually releasing patches and another service pack is inevitable at some stage in the (near) future.
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