I plan to install a 500GB drive in my notebook (HP dv2613tu/1.5gHz/4MB RAM) and need advice about optimum size and number of partitions to create. Ideally looking at the following:
- OS (Windows 7 Ultimate)
- Swap file
So, would separate partitions help with keeping things more manageable?
April 10 update - At the very least I want to separate the OS to avoid headaches with having to do system re-installs. I've found in the past that reinstalling applications after a serious crash has been an even bigger headache, which is why I am considering a separate partition. I have seen references to putting swap files on a separate partition - any advantage at all? My understanding of the functions of a swap file is sparse.
To refine my question more: any advantage at all with having apps. on a separate partition? Thanks for the suggestions so far, everyone.