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Windows 7: Disk Partitions


27 Feb 2010   #1

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Disk Partitions

Hey guys,

I recently purchased a laptop with Windows 7. Gotta say, a huge improvement over Vista.

But anyway, my disk came partitioned into 4 parts. I know 2 of them are for recovery purposes. And then there is the good old C drive with the OS installation on it. And then there is the D drive, labeled Data. This partition has a folder labeled Utilities, which contains the Adobe Reader, Works, and Windows Live installation.

Now, Both C and D are equal in size, about 160 GB each. So I was wondering what is the D drive meant for? Should I be installing applications there or in the Program Files? I think having it in Program Files would make it more logical, but I dunno.

Yeah, I was just wondering what the D partition was meant to be used for.

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27 Feb 2010   #2

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by talhaguy View Post
Hey guys,

I recently purchased a laptop with Windows 7. Gotta say, a huge improvement over Vista.

But anyway, my disk came partitioned into 4 parts. I know 2 of them are for recovery purposes. And then there is the good old C drive with the OS installation on it. And then there is the D drive, labeled Data. This partition has a folder labeled Utilities, which contains the Adobe Reader, Works, and Windows Live installation.

Now, Both C and D are equal in size, about 160 GB each. So I was wondering what is the D drive meant for? Should I be installing applications there or in the Program Files? I think having it in Program Files would make it more logical, but I dunno.

Yeah, I was just wondering what the D partition was meant to be used for.
A lot of us like to use D for our date so that if the OS dies the data stays intact. Things like documents, media, etc. Apps usually are on the same partition as the Os because if you lose the OS you are going to have to reinstall the apps anywhere.

ken
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27 Feb 2010   #3
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Hello talhaguy, welcome to Seven Forums!



As a wise old indian once told me, never store anything on C: you don't want to lose.
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27 Feb 2010   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
A lot of us like to use D for our data so that if the OS dies the data stays intact..
Agreed .. But not all of us letter it D


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27 Feb 2010   #5
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Some of us have another OS on D: and are anal retentive.


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28 Feb 2010   #7
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post

At least one of us had something useful to post, thanks Greg.
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