Partitioning’s ongoing role in Windows security

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By Tracey Capen

The strategies and opinions about dividing a hard drive into multiple partitions are almost as old as the PC itself.

PC technology has changed radically in the past few years, but there are still good reasons to divide up drives into separate compartments — as the following post makes clear.

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Tracey Capen

About Tracey Capen

Editor in chief Tracey Capen was the executive editor of reviews at PC World magazine for 10 years, from 1995 to 2005. He was InfoWorld's managing editor of reviews from 1993 to 1995 and worked in the magazine's test center and as networking editor from 1989 to 1992. Between his stints at InfoWorld, he was senior labs editor at Corporate Computing magazine.