Will you install software on the same partition as Windows system?
I just bought a laptop, my first Windows 7 computer (I've been using XP), and I'm thinking about creating a separate partition to hold my data files. I'm assuming this would simplify backups and reinstallation of Windows, should that ever be necessary. I'm also assuming that most viruses target the OS and would leave my data partition untouched, should I ever get one.
Do you think using a separate partition to hold data files is a good practice? Would you redirect the Documents folder or even the entire Users directory to this partition?