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Windows 7: Change system drive letter

07 Feb 2014   #1
halx

California
 
 
Change system drive letter

I have Win 7 running from C: drive and another Win 7 from D: drive (pro versions with different languages).

I have to change the boot drive in the BIOS of the motherboard, each time I want to switch the OS (rarely).

I bought an SSD recently, switched to the D: boot, connected it over USB and used the supplied Samsung disk mirroring utility to move the system to the 840 PRO automatically (it's obviously used D: as the current system drive).

Then, I have removed all of the old drives (C: and D: ) and installed the SSD in place of C: drive.

The system booted fine, except for the "temporary user profile" warning. The SSD have the C: letter.

Using regedit, I have fixed the "temporary user" issue (renaming the .bak profile entry and correcting the user path inside).

Then, using the regedt33 app, I have replaced all of the "D:/"s to "C:/"s in the registry and rebooted.

The system seem to work fine on the surface (surely, except for some shortcuts).

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My question is: what else should I check, to make sure the system is in perfect shape now? One of the ideas - search for any "D:/"s in the files on the disk (configs). Does anybody know of any Windows 7 config files, I have to take care for explicitly? Another idea is to run some system integrity checking app - could you recommend any?

Just please, don't use the "clean install" words in your answer, I'm fed up with that Google search result already.


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07 Feb 2014   #2
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System Just do settings after OS transfer. If has great info on what you should do to make the system perfect after transfer.
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07 Feb 2014   #3
halx

California
 
 

Thanks, but that's just a generic tutorial (definitelly with some good tips). The following it discussion thread is not answering my specific question either.
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07 Feb 2014   #4
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by halx View Post
Another idea is to run some system integrity checking app - could you recommend any?
Try checking the system files for corruptions/integrity violations.

1. Click Start
2. In the search box, type cmd
3. In the list that appears, right-click on cmd.exe and choose Run as administrator
4. In the command window that opens, type sfc /scannow and hit enter.

Report the output from the command window once it finishes.

More detail: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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