Installing software on patitioned drive
Posted on 2013-11-17
My new machine came with a partitioned SSD, with D: labeled "data". As I understand it this configuration allows the user to re-install the OS; in case of a virus, without loosing data; but what about all the programs and configuration teaks?
Is there a special way to install software with this configuration that takes advantage of the extra storage space on D: and saves my documents files seamlessly? Or do I have to treat the D: partition like an external drive and move everything there manually?
It just seems like the smaller C: drive would fill up really fast if I put all my programs there; unless I adjusted the relative size of the partitions; but wouldn't that negate the protection C: provides for re-installing the OS while keeping data files safe? I'm just wondering if putting programs on D: would also keep them safe, so I wouldn't have to reinstall and configure them all if I re-installed an infected OS on C: