Ssd boot device and a big disk for home dir Tags: SSD Boot Devices Windows 7 Last response: December 10, 2009 6:27 PM in Windows 7 Share waynegman November 30, 2009 2:47:15 AM Is there anyway to install win 7 to a small ssd and then linking the normal home dir MYDOCUMENTS to a 2TB Gig drive. I don't want all my files off on D: More about : ssd boot device big disk home dir das_stig a b $ Windows 7 November 30, 2009 7:02:12 PM The way I do it for Vista and W7 ... 1. Once setup and at the desktop, don't bother doing any customisatiom, but start up Computer Management via Control Panel\System and Security\Administrative Tools. 2. Local Users And Groups\Users, select Administrator and enable the account. 3. Reboot. 4. Logon as Administrator, no password, go into normal User Account management and delete the account created during setup and any and all files. 5. Startup Regedit and navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList 6. Change the ProfilesDirectory from %SystemDrive%\Users to for example D:\Users. 7. Close down regedit and reboot. 8. Logon as Administrator and create a user account. 9. Logoff and logon using new account and let system create profile, which is now on your D: drive which of course now the default location for all your personal files. 10. Start up Computer Management via Control Panel\System and Security\Administrative Tools. 11. Local Users And Groups\Users, select Administrator and disable the account. Leaving this enabled is a big security risk !!! Viola. m 0 l waynegman November 30, 2009 7:50:02 PM das_stig, does this work in xp because I'd like to take care of one of my machines in xp that will never get upgraded. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer das_stig a b $ Windows 7 December 10, 2009 6:27:48 PM To be honest never checked if XP has the registry keys, if you've a spare machine or a VM, give it a whirl. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedno bootable device please insert boot disk. Forum SolvedNo bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key Forum SolvedNo bootable device -- insert boot disk?? Forum SolvedPC asking for Boot device after SSD physical installation. Forum SolvedNo bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key Forum SolvedI can't decide between a 256gb boot drive w/ 1tb hdd or one big ssd like a 500gb evo? Forum SolvedWe keep getting the words reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot disk ...We have no disk to insert.....how do we Forum SolvedSSD Functional - "Insert Boot Media In Selected Boot Device", Windows 7 No Longer Booting Forum SolvedAfter cloning to SSD shows reboot and select proper boot device Forum SolvedBoot device not found - Booted after removal of SSD Forum SolvedNo bootable device insert boot disk and press any key Forum SolvedReboot and select proper boot device problem - drive not recognized - motherboard/SSD problem? Forum How big should a Boot SSD be? Forum Solvedwindows 7 home premium RAM limit ! SSD boot drive. Forum Second SSD Detected in BIOS and in Device Manager, but not in Disk Management. Forum SolvedDell Inspiron N5110 - Reboot and select proper Boot device - Win7 Home Forum no bootpble device--insert boot disk and press and key Forum SolvedHow to fix '' no bootable device insert boot disk and press any key'' Forum SolvedWindows 8 not booting-SSD not a valid boot device. Forum SolvedAre there any files on SSD (root/boot?) that an disk Image won't restore? Atempted to dump SSD Image (C:) on WD USB as C:. Ct Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !