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Windows 7: can I boot from a smaller drive and use a larger one as my primary?

13 Jan 2013   #21
braddersz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Goblin137 View Post
interesting to know the outcome of that one mate, would still like to use the larger hdd for my main accounts so hopefully it can be done!

I know it can be done. once you've installed windows 8, you can tweek registry, then create a new account, and all the users data, (documents, downloads, dekstop, etc etc will be on the bigger hdd.

I just dont know, if it will carry the settings over, if i upgrade.

Got a feeling it will corrupt my user profile.


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13 Jan 2013   #22
Goblin137

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Can u show me how to do that?
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13 Jan 2013   #23
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Goblin137 View Post
Can u show me how to do that?
Stay away from messing with the Registry unless you know what you are doing. Do the install of Win 8 and go over to the Windows 8 Forum and they can tell you how to do things without messing with the Registry. You are only asking for trouble.
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14 Jan 2013   #24
Goblin137

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thanks a lot!

this issue was solved by performing a clean install, all seems well so far. as for migrating my profile i will ask on the 8 forums

thanks again!
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14 Jan 2013   #25
braddersz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

No problem.

If you perform the Windows 8 UPGRADE - then it will move across all your settings, users and data. and most programmes, It will tell you what it can not move across, due to compatibility
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14 Jan 2013   #26
Goblin137

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the update has been done, i did not move anything across, i backed up what i needed and just clean installed, avoided carrying over any of the problems.
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