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Windows 7: Should I install programs in the same drive as Windows?

10 Dec 2011   #11
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Programs write keys to the registry which integrates them into the OS so should remain on OS partition for imaging and other reasons.

If space is a consideration move User profile or folders to another partition which actually safeguards them in case of OS failure, whereas Programs will be useless.
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