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Windows 7: how do i change my default drive?

26 Nov 2011   #1
monster528

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how do i change my default drive?

**sorry for miss-type. i ment to say drive not driver oops

hi i just got a brand new laptop and was going to install windows 7 on it, but it has a blank ssd and hdd

i wanted to have the computer load essential/windows start-up files from the ssd, but anything besides that from then on i want to be put and loaded from the hdd

are there any relevant guides you guys could point me to? i wouldn't even know what to search for.

thanks in advance


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26 Nov 2011   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The whole system should go on the SSD. It is counterproductive to split parts onto the HDD. Exception could be very large games. If you have the option during the game installation, you can direct it towards the HDD.

You probably have to initialize the SSD or define an aligned active partition on it (preferable for the installation). There are some tips in the guide I made here: SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System

Else there is also this tutorial: SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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