Windows 10: New computer

  1.    14 Mar 2018 #1

    New computer

    In the new computer are 2 disks, size 1TB each.
    One for the system, the other for data.
    Now on all my computers I had, the system was located on a separate partition (C) and the rest (D) was for portable programs and some data.
    Some technician advice me not to partition the disk, so the system and all the rest will be on the same partition (whole disk). I was thinking to make a 200 GB partition for the system (win 10 pro) and maybe Office, and the rest (D) for the portables and data.
    I would like to have your opinion about this.
    Answers will be appreciated.
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  2. topgundcp's Avatar
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    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       14 Mar 2018 #2

    What you are doing is correct. Keep Windows partition small, keep data separated, easier/faster to backup/restore.
    Most small programs can be made portable by just unzip them (use 7-zip) instead of running the installer.
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  3. AS185's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home 64-bit, 1803
       14 Mar 2018 #3

    I have 4 x 1TB Crucial SSD's, and I haven't partitioned anything. After installing Windows, Asus application's, Gigabyte software, Norton Antivirus, Doom, Resident Evil 6 and finally Windows Update, I had around 220GB used space. I don't recommend partitioning Windows itself because you never know how much space you will need in the future. In the end, it depend's on what are you exactly going to use the computer for.
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  4.    14 Mar 2018 #4

    Always, always keep personal data off C: as far as you can.

    Why? Any major maintenance on C: such as restoring a disk image (you have created a disk image and intend to maintain a disk image set, haven't you? E.g. Macrium Reflect (free) ) or a clean install of the OS will overwrite the data on C: replacing it with older data or removing it entirely.
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  5. AddRAM's Avatar
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    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
       15 Mar 2018 #5

    Since you have 2 1TB drives you could make C 500Gb, which is way way more then you`ll ever need (in my opinion). You can do your partitioning after the install with Partition Wizard.
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