Should I partition a Virtual machine or create another virtual hard drive?

I have a quick question. I am building a hyper-v virtual machine. I am new to virtualization. On a physical machine I would make a "C" drive for the OS and create another partition for the Data drive. On a virtual machine, would I do the same or create a virtual disk for the "C" and a virtual disk for the "D"?
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Always create additional VHDX for additional drive letters. You partitioned in the old days because you had a fixed capacity drive. You can make a VHDX as large small as you need. Partitioning makes everything harder, like expanding the C drive when there is another partition behind it.

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Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
Another aspect is if/when a recovery is required.

Our preference is to have one VHDX file for the OS and one for the data/LoBs/Apps to be installed. KISS

Recovery goes a lot smoother when things are simpler.
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