TheScreenSavers: WinXP partitioning recommendations

From the July 22 show:

“Leo and Patrick recommend the following partitions.

200MB to 2GB partition for your swap file. This should be your first partition.
C: drive. This is for Windows XP and your applications. Make it 20GB to 40GB.
Partition to hold all your temporary directories. 10GB.
Partition the rest to hold your documents and other personal data.”

I’d never considered creating a partition just for TEMP. Hmmmm … dunno if it’d optimize any head access but it’d sure reduce fragmentation on the other drives. Ditto for a dedicated swap partition.

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