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Windows 10 Home has created an extra partition (Local disk 'F'), for why?

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That's not what I observed when I was using dual drive config. That was back in WinXP. Though I don't think they've changed things in this regard that much...
 

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Never have more than 1 drive hooked up when installing an os, otherwise it may put critical os files on that drive
 

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That's not what I observed when I was using dual drive config. That was back in WinXP. Though I don't think they've changed things in this regard that much...
Well, the reality is a dual drive setup is better. We can move on if you don't have any factual evidence backed information to share.

Never have more than 1 drive hooked up when installing an os, otherwise it may put critical os files on that drive
This is good practice. However, I will say the Windows installer has gotten a lot better about this. Windows 7 used to install crap on the second drive, and if you removed that drive, the system would suddenly not boot. It was annoying. But since Windows 8, I haven't had that problem. I think they fixed the bug so Windows only does things with the drive you actually select to install it on.
 

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Well, the reality is a dual drive setup is better. We can move on if you don't have any factual evidence backed information to share.



This is good practice. However, I will say the Windows installer has gotten a lot better about this. Windows 7 used to install crap on the second drive, and if you removed that drive, the system would suddenly not boot. It was annoying. But since Windows 8, I haven't had that problem. I think they fixed the bug so Windows only does things with the drive you actually select to install it on.
I guess I'm over cautious on that because that issue has been going on since XP
 

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I guess I'm over cautious on that because that issue has been going on since XP
It's understandable, it has been an annoying bug for a very long time, and old habits are hard to break.
 
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