Re: Image new Win 7 for preparation of Skyrim?
Late to this thread, but I don't understand the reasoning behind this; if it was a separate physical drive, then maybe, just maybe I could see doing this. However, creating another partition is already putting it on a slower portion of the hard disk (assuming it's not an SSD), so any performance you could reasonably gain by disabling virtual all non-essential services, is lost through the slower section of the hard drive.
Athlon 64 X2 7750 Kuma @ 3360 Ghz @ 1.475V (14.5x223)
(NB: 2240, HT: 2015)
Sparkle GeForce 9800 GTX+ (755core, 1350 mem)
Onboard sound (yuck)
4GBs Mushkin DDR800 (6/6/6/18/24 @ 928mhz)
2x74GBs RAID 0
2xWD 1TB HD RAID 1
Plexter DVD Burner