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Run Windows and Linux: easy partitioning guide

May 18, 2009, 13:33 (0 Talkback[s])

"1. Defrag 'em
Before you can partition your disk, you have to make sure that all of your data is neatly packed together. Operating systems can't always store all bits of a file contiguously, so they're often scattered all over the place.

"When you defrag a disk, you reduce this fragmentation and align the blocks of data on the disk contiguously. The good news is that defragging your disk is much simpler than its explanation.

"In Windows, head over to 'My Computer', rightclick on the drive that you want to defrag and go to 'Properties'. Next, head over to the Tool tab and click on the 'Defragment Now' button. Depending on the size of the disk, the process may take several hours. Vista defragments your drive automatically."

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