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Windows 7: Why Registered Window has Single partition ?

21 Feb 2013   #1
mmnouman

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Why Registered Window has Single partition ?

Why Registered Window has Single partition .When we buy pc with registered window it always has single partition ...........what is logic behind this ??


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21 Feb 2013   #2
chris1neji

Windows 8 64 bit PRO
 
 

What are you asking? I don't quite understand your problem or concern.

If you are asking why systems are sold with a single usable partition is because it's easier to manage for users. A big portion of the population that uses windows only know how to do their word/excel documents. They don't mess with default save location or anything like that. Go out an explain partitions to someone who 1) doesn't really care 2) is not very computer literate 3) will forget. They are comfortable with a single partition to save and access their documents.
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21 Feb 2013   #3
mmnouman

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I inquired because I found that single disk partition slows down the performance.
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21 Feb 2013   #4
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Not all computers come with a single partition my Laptop came with two partitions also has hidden partition
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21 Feb 2013   #5
mmnouman

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Hidden is only recovery drive
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21 Feb 2013   #6
chris1neji

Windows 8 64 bit PRO
 
 

Well the majority of PC users don't bother maintaining their systems and either a) download 3rd party software which sometimes works sometimes it complicates b) take it to a shop c) know someone who can fix it.

I don't think having a second partition would help them very much. The performance gain vs complexity is just not worth it. Just imagine the number of increase calls for a PC manufacturer, there would be an increase number and that's just more money they need to spend. They spend more money = more expenses = they pass the cost down to the consumer = more expensive computers for the consumer.

The performance gain is not significant
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21 Feb 2013   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mmnouman View Post
I inquired because I found that single disk partition slows down the performance.
Could you explain how a single partition slows down a computer?
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21 Feb 2013   #8
mmnouman

Windows 7 x64
 
 

because all programs runs on C and also it contains all the data, so I think it slows the system on startup.
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21 Feb 2013   #9
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Short Stroke

You can "short stroke" the OS partition.

I read an article where the author compared a small WD Black (250GB) HDD to a large WD Green HDD (1 TB).
His tests showed, the WD Green was almost as fast as the WD Black, if he created a small partition for the OS (and left the rest as a large data partition).
The large WD Green was also cheaper than the small WD Black.

I don't have the equipment (or inclination) to confirm his findings.

You also seem to get more fragmentation if everything is on the same drive.
All the various Windows (and program) log files and updates get scattered everywhere.
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21 Feb 2013   #10
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

I wonder when SSDs will become commonplace in appliance PCs. Random access really changes the picture.
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