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Is it wrong to have all the program files on the C drive?

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On my brothers computer I had Ubuntu on there, wiped out the partitions (completely wiped out Ubuntu cus he didn't like it) and installed Win7.

And the C drive is now the main 500GB hard drive. Is there anything wrong with this? Because I know usually it creates a separate E drive...

I guess I intalled it onto the wrong partition or something... but everything works fine...
Edited by sequencius - 1/30/11 at 3:58pm
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No, there is nothing terribly wrong with having only one drive partition. The problems arise when the number of files and folders start to pile up and it becomes too messy to keep em in an orderly fashion. Apart from trouble with file management, there are a few other small perils too, if by any chance the os becomes unstable and doesnt boot, you have to boot with other bootable media and then backup all the data and then reinstall os. If you had multiple partitions, this wouldnt have been an issue.
    
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thanks!

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I've got 2 partitions on my SSD and a WD black drive. C: is the windows partition and only that. D: is all my program files and E: is where I store all my data that requires a faster drive.

So basically, whenever I reinstall windows, I just run a batch script and everything goes back what it was before (other than reinstalling some programs/drivers).
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