I have winXPpro on one of three partitions. Computer Management -->Disk Management
. I:\ = my Program Files. J:\ = the rest of my data including my Downloads File. I use another disk(s) that is not plugged in at this screenshot. hence the "strange" drive letters.
It works great. Defrag is a few minutes on each partition. No problems arise having all my non-microsoft programs on the "middle" partition. I choose to install as many as I can in that way. 90% or more are not
on my C:\ drive.
If I screw up the OS, I will re-install to just that partition.
BTW, my other drives also have fresh winXPpro on them, and as "slave drives" they work without conflict with my C:\ . I just ignore those folders until I might need a fresh installation in 5 minutes. ya' never know when that may be with winANything version.
How big is the initial install?
1.63 GB including every update as of Dec 14th 2004.
Edited by phawgg, 16 December 2004 - 07:34 PM.