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Best way to configure windows seperate partitions

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I currently have 2 seperate partitions for my windows install and my general installs. I have a 1 TB harddrive and a 500GB.

I have a 50gb partition (C) for windows and the rest called my D drive that I install everything on too like firefox, steam, all my games, etc.

Whenever I run a installer I change the letter drive to D:\Program files\etc, However I recently reformatted my C drive to try and pinpoint some computer issues and a lot of my programs dont work because they had files on my C drive which I didn't think of before reformatting I only backed up my appdata not my reg files or anything. Even though they were installed on my D drive they had some important files on my C drive someone where.

What is the best way to set this up so everything installs to my D drive and dont have files on my C drive so when I reformat it corrupts things or maybe the steps to properly reformat my C drive next time so i dont bugger it up lol
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There's always going to be registry files and other configs on your Windows drive. You can change the program files location, but if you lose the drive with Windows on it, then you're still going to have that same problem.
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