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. 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. 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : Forum[Solved] Please Select Your Boot Device ( PC freeze every 1hour SSD ) ForumWindows 7 on ssd boot drive and user files program files on normal HD ForumFailed to initialize SSD disk ForumAsus M5A99X EVO Boot Device led on ForumDual Booting SSD + HDD ForumWhich way to go: 2 disk raid, 4 disk raid, or ssd ForumGot probs big time :? ForumWindows 7 Home Won't Boot or Safe Mode ForumSSD Won't Boot ForumBoot disk dilemma - SSD or VelociRaptor? ForumIs 32 Gb SSD big enough for 64bit Win7 HP? ForumReboot and Select Device Error - Only first time I boot ForumShort stroking, what to put first? working dir OR OS? ForumVery slow boot times after adding hard disc to system with SSD boot dr ForumBoot Disk - OPINIONS PLEASE ForumSluggish performance on new SSD ForumWindow 7 this copy is not genuine ForumHelp....Wierd Issues, cannot boot windows 7 without CD in drive ForumWindows 7 Home Premium and windows 7 ultimate? ForumMicrosoft office home and student 2007 reinstall More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !