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Windows 7: Windows 7 fresh install on SSD - Question about users folder.

12 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
Windows 7 fresh install on SSD - Question about users folder.

Hi Everyone,

I am getting an SSD drive & going to be doing a fresh install of Windows 7. While I understand the process of configuring your system for usage of the drive (unplug the other drives so the SSD is only one connected while installing, turning off prefetch, etc).

The part I'm confused with is how to move the users folder so it defaults to the "D" drive. I get I can "Move" the folder, Add the "Location" or do the "robocopy" method & create a junction.

Is there a proper method of what to do about the users folders?


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12 Mar 2012   #2

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64


Please see the section entitled Move the user folders to the HDD in this tutorial:

SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System

This is also a good reference for installation to SSD's:

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation


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