Win 7 install in whole disk or partition

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I have a 1TB hard disk and I want to install win 7 on it only. I do not want to store any other data on it or use it for other purpose.

Is it better to partition into 2 parts and install win 7 in a small partition and leave the other partition empty, or is it better to install win 7 without partition the disk?
 

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You will find that almost ALL programs add files and folders to the OS drive regardless of where you install them.

What is your reasoning behind this method of setting up your drive?
 
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personally i would partition and set the second one for your data/music/photo's etc,you have a better chance of recovery if the os corrupts,others have different opinions but i always set systems up this way,g/luck
 

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I have a 1TB hard disk and I want to install win 7 on it only. I do not want to store any other data on it or use it for other purpose.
Why do you only want an OS on the harddrive?

But if that's all you're going to do, I don't see the need to partition the drive.
 
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The drive must be partitioned no matter what you plan to do. Then the partition needs to be formatted. It is probably most convenient to have a single partition. That way, system backups include everything. Data recovery is neither easier nor harder from a single partition than from multiple ones.
 

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Programs are installed on the same drive as the OS drive. My data files are stored in another drive. I prefer to store data on another drive, if the OS hard disk spoil, I only need to reinstall OS and programs.
 
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Programs are installed on the same drive as the OS drive. My data files are stored in another drive. I prefer to store data on another drive, if the OS hard disk spoil, I only need to reinstall OS and programs.
If that is your intent, then just create one partition and install Win7 there. Just a wast of a terabit drive IMO. If your worried about "the OS hard disk spoil" Then image the hard disk. In this case, you can install a new hdd and move the image to the new drive.
 
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