Windows 7 Home Premium SP1
I don't know if this topic should be opened here or elsewhere. This is my first exposure to Windows 7. To complicate things, this is a brand new computer. (I am posting from a different computer.) I am unsure whether I am dealing with a Windows 7 issue or an OEM configuration problem.
I have searched various pages and forums in Lenovo's website and learned the following. The OEM configuration includes a hidden partition to be used for factory restore purposes and three logical drives. The logical drives as viewed in Computer are:
- local disk (C:) 227GB free of 254GB
- Lenovo (D:) 26.8GB free of 28.9GB
- Microsoft Office Click-to-Run 2010 (protected) (Q:) no size information displayed
The information I found within the Lenovo website indicates that C: is for files and programs and D: is the OS. If I understand correctly, the reasoning behind this is to allow a clean install without molesting the files and programs. Up to this point I believe I know how things work.
Here is where I haven't figured out what is going on. I have saved a few .txt files created in Notepad. The saved files as viewed in Libraries\Documents are located in D: drive which appears to be reserved for the OS. At this rate I could fill the drive instead of having the files saved to C: drive. The files are also found in Computer\local disk (C:)\users\computer name\my documents. These are redundant files. What am I missing here?
regarding Q: drive:
I believe this is for the factory preloaded Office Starter 2010 which I intend to remove as soon as I get the real version of Office 2010. This is the first time I have encountered a logical drive which appears to be dedicated to a single installed program. Will removing the program also remove the drive, or will the drive remain intact and occupy available hard drive memory?
All helpful guidance will be appreciated.