I have a laptop that's almost a year old and I've been getting some lag playing games on it. I want to have two copies of Windows on it, one for normal usage (henceforth called "C:"), the other for gaming (henceforth called "D:")--my gaming copy would have minimal stuff installed: Windows, firewall, anti-virus, and the game pretty much. I'm very familiar with partitions and all that.
I've set this up a couple times on my laptop already, with a couple different boot managers, and the thing they all seem to have in common is when I boot to "D:" I can still see "C:". One of the boot managers has allowed me to hide "D:" from "C:" but not the other way around. It makes me a little scared to be running "D:" and have "C:"--the drive Windows is usually installed on--visible.
So I was thinking this morning, I wonder if I could have 3 partitions...make "C:" only like 10MB or something, "D:" would become my normal usage OS and "E:" my gaming OS. "C:" would be the primary, but no OSs installed on it.
Does anyone have any experience/insight into this? Thanks a lot.