I have just this week clean- installed Windows 7 Pro on a 250GB drive, and have not, as yet, installed any applications.
In the past, on another system, I had divided a drive into (2) partitions; a (C:) 'WinXP' partition, and a (D:) 'Application'
partition. I placed.each application in its own folder in the (D:) partition, and opened it there. During the installation
process some files, of course, get automatically placed in (C:) Program folders. The (D:) drive held approximately
(30GB)- worth of application files.
A computer repair professional told me, since during the installation process the Program files automatically get
installed in the (C:) drive, that I can, in theory, get rid of the (D:) drive altogether, along with its application files. This
sounds scary to me. I would think, at least, that the Application folders could be placed in an external drive.
As a result, my being a Win7 newbie, I certainly could use some help as to:
1) Where to download and open Application files.
2) Where do the resulting Program files automatically get installed (in what folders).
Oddly, I've spent days on Internet search, and Win7 tutorials, with none treating Items 1) and 2). Your help will certainly