OK, after three different motherboards, two of which are different brands (one was an RMA) and two HD’s (again, one was an RMA) I FINALLY got my new Hitachi 250 GB SATA HD to be recognized by Windows and not screw up my PC (before, all sorts of problems were happening. From not booting up at all, to trying to boot from SATA but wouldn’t install on the SATA.)
So anyways, I got 250 GB to work with, and I want to know the best way to divide them up. I want at least two partitions (and I suspect that’s all I will need, really.) One for a Windows install that I plan to do in te future (because the current HD is in desperate need of a format) and then the rest jsut for files.
How big of a partition do I need for a Windows install? Will 5 GB be enough? Too much? The only thing on that partition will be the Windows install and then whatever files normally get put into Windows through the course of using a computer, such as desktop icons, etc… (and keep in mind that I might, at least temporarily, keep a large media file or two on the desktop before transferring to the other “drive.”)
Oh, and when it does get formatted, and I go to reinstall Windows on it, will the new partition show up in the install now without needing my SATA driver disk? Or will I still need that? Thanks in advance.