Re: OS on a logical drive by itself?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Ken Blake, MVP, Jul 22, 2010.



  1. Although some people have that point of view, I don't agree at all.
    You might like to read my views on partitioning in this article I've
    written: "Understanding Disk Partitioning" at
    http://www.computorcompanion.com/LPMArticle.asp?ID=326
     
    Ken Blake, MVP, Jul 22, 2010
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  2. Thanks very much for the kind words.


    You mean my discussion of "2. A partition for installed programs"
    which says "there is hardly ever a good reason for separating Windows
    from application software in separate partitions"?


    Are you saying that data is saved within the folder in which a program
    is installed?

    If so, that may occur some of the time, but very rarely. And if it
    does, it's typically a poorly written program that would do that. None
    of my programs do that.
     
    Ken Blake, MVP, Jul 22, 2010
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  3. Data is normally saved in "My Documents." I don't know any examples of
    its being in the registry,



    Not normally, but even if it were, that has nothing to do with the
    statement "there is hardly ever a good reason for separating Windows
    from application software in separate partitions"
     
    Ken Blake, MVP, Jul 23, 2010
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    poutnik Guest

    [Quoting of link content]

    1. If your backup scheme is to image the entire drive, have just a
    single partition (usually C:).

    2. If you just backup data, set up two partitions: one for Windows and
    installed application programs (usually C:), and the other for data
    (usually D:).

    In my opinion, except for those running multiple operating systems, you
    seldom get any benefit to having more than two partitions.
    [/Quoting]

    There is another backup scheme where 2 partitions is advantage:

    Imaging whole system/application partition C
    and backuping just part of data partition D.
     
    poutnik, Jul 25, 2010
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  5. In that case, that's a good reason not to use Mailwasher Pro.
     
    Ken Blake, MVP, Jul 26, 2010
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