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July 13, 2003 2:45:22 PM

Well I finally put all my components together and I believe I'm ready to install the OS. I'm Using XP Pro and I'm looking for any advice on how to properly load the OS. I purchased a Full version CD. The HD is a New, nothing on it WD 120GB 8mb/7200rpm mod# WD1200JBRTL.
Is partitioning necessary? And can I only load Pro on 1 machine? Thought I heard somewhere that 2 was allowed with Pro?

So any advice, or links for a proper install would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

truiz


Gigabyte 8KNXP Mboard
SilenX 460w 14 dBA Active-PFC PSU (very quiet)
CPU P4/3.0CGHz 800Mhz W/ HT
1GB (2 x 512) OCZ C2 PC3500 EL DDRAM
WD 120GB 8mb/7200rpm mod# WD1200JBRTL
1-PNY FX5200 Ultra 8x VGA/DVI out AGP card
1-PNY-FX5200 8X 128Mb DUAL VGA out PCI card
Panasonic 1.44MB FDD
Khypermedia CD-RW
CASE KINGWIN KT-436WM SILVER
XP Pro

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July 13, 2003 3:24:31 PM

I'm now wondering if I even installed the HD properly. I have installed the HD using the standard IDE cable. But I think with the 8KNXP board, I have the option of connecting via the serial ATA connectors? Help Please.

and please remember this is my first build. :) )

regards
truiz

Gigabyte 8KNXP Mboard
SilenX 460w 14 dBA Active-PFC PSU (very quiet)
CPU P4/3.0CGHz 800Mhz W/ HT
1GB (2 x 512) OCZ C2 PC3500 EL DDRAM
WD 120GB 8mb/7200rpm mod# WD1200JBRTL
1-PNY FX5200 Ultra 8x VGA/DVI out AGP card
1-PNY-FX5200 8X 128Mb DUAL VGA out PCI card
Panasonic 1.44MB FDD
Khypermedia CD-RW
CASE KINGWIN KT-436WM SILVER
XP Pro

I also posted my questions in the "Motherboard" section<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by truiz9902 on 07/13/03 11:48 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
July 13, 2003 5:19:51 PM

does the HDD you have, have the ability to be SATA. your mother board can handle it but can your HDD.


to install the OS yes partitioning is a good idea.

some regualar partitions are

OS partition (install the OS onto this drive and all programs)
SWAP partition (for the paging file) (not necisary but as i found out it can be helpful, you know where to set the page file do you?)
Documents partition
Porn partition (if thats what you are into, but personally i don't need one LOL)
multimedia partition (well i have one of these instead of a porn one, i keep all my music and videos in here)


sizes are very opinion based because it depends on how or what you use your computer for

MY PC
OS partion =7 Gb should be plenty (winXP for me)
(i have linux taking up another 7Gb)
swap partition= 1.5Gb (1.5 times the ram size is the regular/default maths)(this helps avoid page file fragmentation that will annoy the hell out of you LOL)
Documents= (i have 32Gb FAT32 setup to share between linux and XP, so sizes for other people probably vary but this was a restricted size for me)
Multimedia= 64Gb in my case




but partition sizes are as personal as your car seat setup!!!


Alltaken
July 13, 2003 6:33:48 PM

thanks for the reply and after looking at the HD, No it's not SATA ready so I'll carry on with the OS install as planned


regards

truiz
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