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Windows 7: Missing tutorial on installing windows on multiple drives?

24 Aug 2011   #1
darkstarsinner

 
Missing tutorial on installing windows on multiple drives?

Hey all. Back when I first set up my system I used a tutorial on this forum that showed how to install the OS on one drive and everything else on the other. The setup required changing the registry settings in audit mode during the initial OS install. I am looking for this tutorial but now can't find it. I even posted in this post, but even those are missing so I can't just trace my posts. I'm confused as to why it is missing and am hoping anybody could lead me back to it. Any help?


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25 Aug 2011   #2
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darkstarsinner View Post
Hey all. Back when I first set up my system I used a tutorial on this forum that showed how to install the OS on one drive and everything else on the other. The setup required changing the registry settings in audit mode during the initial OS install. I am looking for this tutorial but now can't find it. I even posted in this post, but even those are missing so I can't just trace my posts. I'm confused as to why it is missing and am hoping anybody could lead me back to it. Any help?
This sounds like what you're looking for,

User Profiles - Create and Move During Windows 7 Installation
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25 Aug 2011   #3
darkstarsinner

 

Thank you for that as it is one of the tutorials I was looking for. However there is another one that has to do with changing the registry settings to make the second drive the default for windows to do installs. The tutorial you gave was referenced in it as well. Any ideas as to that one?
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25 Aug 2011   #4
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darkstarsinner View Post
Thank you for that as it is one of the tutorials I was looking for. However there is another one that has to do with changing the registry settings to make the second drive the default for windows to do installs. The tutorial you gave was referenced in it as well. Any ideas as to that one?
Not off the top of my head, here's a couple more to look at. Are you talking about installing Windows or Programs on the second drive?

How about these?

User Profile - Change Default Location

Or,

Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer
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25 Aug 2011   #5
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

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27 Aug 2011   #6
darkstarsinner

 

Both are close but not quite. I don't know what happened to it. I used to just access it by going to my stats and checking posts but now it's not there.
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27 Aug 2011   #7
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darkstarsinner View Post
Both are close but not quite. I don't know what happened to it. I used to just access it by going to my stats and checking posts but now it's not there.
There is a possibility that it was changed or removed, I've asked Brink to see if he knows the one you're talking about.
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28 Aug 2011   #8
darkstarsinner

 

Thank you much sir. Hopefully it can be located so I can relaunch my system.
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28 Aug 2011   #9
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darkstarsinner View Post
Thank you much sir. Hopefully it can be located so I can relaunch my system.
I have since been informed that there isn't a tutorial for what you are describing.

You can look through the sub-forum "Installation Tutorials" here,

Installation & Setup - Windows 7 Forums

And this post,

Tutorial quick reference list for Installing Windows 7

Other than that, I don't know what to tell you. Maybe someone else knows of something like you're describing.
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28 Aug 2011   #10
essenbe
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 10, 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

If you are talking about the default location of user folders, I think that tutorial has already been given. Look at method 1 step 10 and see if this is what you are looking for.
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