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Change primary hard drive?

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.
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  1. Leave your OS c drive as is!
  2. Thanks for your response, I wasn't going to change that.
  3. The setup you have is perfect the way you have it!
  4. 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.
  5. Some of those apps won't run correctly if you change them to the E drive.
  6. 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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    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-change-default-location.html
  8. Great link Proximon,thanks for the info! :D
  9. You can also use junction/symlinks. Vista and seven should havre the built in mlink command.

    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/using-symlinks-in-windows-vista/

    For xp and systems without mlink, use junction.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896768
  10. Best answer selected by pjdemers.
  11. 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-change-default-location.html


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

    Thank you!
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