We had a tech guy out here a few weeks ago, and he told me that we shouldn’t bother with an anti-virus program. Instead, we should partition our drive, put our OS on one side, and everything else on the other side. If we get a virus, just reload the OS, and my data should be good.
Now, I’m not a complete computer idiot. I can figure out most things for myself, and I did manage to successfully re-format our HD by myself. Sadly, my knowledge is limited only to things I have had to do on the computer, and I know NOTHING about partitioning hard drives. I’m not even completely certain what the whole thing means.
I did a search on Google, and quickly realized that I am over my head. I need some basic information first. Could someone explain the whole partitioning thing to me, using analogies a two year old could understand? And does the advice that the tech guy gave me sound like it could work?
For the record, we just bought a new HD a few days ago, and I’m moving to Windows XP Pro tomorrow, so I thought if I’m going to partition, the time is right.
Thanks! I hope.