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Change primary hard drive?

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November 18, 2011 5:12:12 PM

Hello Everyone,

So I have a 64MB SSD that I use as my boot drive, then I have 1TB in SATA. I have Windows loaded on my SSD and everything works great. What I want to know, how do I move the primary drive to the SATA? Right now, SSD is "C" and SATA is "E".

I'm worried that if I try to just "change" anything, that I'll run into problems with booting up.
a c 395 $ Windows 7
November 18, 2011 5:15:23 PM

Leave your OS c drive as is!
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November 18, 2011 5:22:44 PM

Thanks for your response, I wasn't going to change that.
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November 18, 2011 5:28:00 PM

The setup you have is perfect the way you have it!
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November 18, 2011 5:37:09 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
The setup you have is perfect the way you have it!


I guess what I'm worried about is there are still things that get saved to my "C" drive, and I'd rather them go to the "E".

It's not a problem with things that give me an option on where it gets saved (I can just swap out c with e), but there are some things that just get saved to the c drive without giving me a choice to where it goes.
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a c 395 $ Windows 7
November 18, 2011 5:39:20 PM

Some of those apps won't run correctly if you change them to the E drive.
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November 18, 2011 5:41:56 PM

You can change the location of the My Documents directory. You can also add whatever directories you like into your existing Libraries. Most programs (e.g. MS Office) let you set default data directories as well.
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November 18, 2011 5:47:15 PM

Then what you are looking to do is a bit different than you think. You can lie in Win 7, so that the OS thinks a folder is on your C drive when really it's on the E drive.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/18629-user-folders...
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a c 395 $ Windows 7
November 18, 2011 5:50:59 PM

Great link Proximon,thanks for the info! :D 
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November 18, 2011 7:30:58 PM

Best answer selected by pjdemers.
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November 18, 2011 7:31:23 PM

Proximon said:
Then what you are looking to do is a bit different than you think. You can lie in Win 7, so that the OS thinks a folder is on your C drive when really it's on the E drive.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/18629-user-folders...


This is more or less exactly what I want to do!

Thank you!
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a c 395 $ Windows 7
November 18, 2011 9:42:08 PM

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