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Windows 7: Is it possible to install windows 7 ultimate on a different drive?

24 Apr 2012   #1
ryuuichie

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Is it possible to install windows 7 ultimate on a different drive?

Hi guys. As the title says, i want to do a clean install of windows 7 ultimate. But i'm planning on installing it on my D drive instead of my C drive

The reason is my C drive only has 39GB size and my D drive has 102GB size.

Need advice. Thanks


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24 Apr 2012   #2
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ryuuichie View Post
Hi guys. As the title says, i want to do a clean install of windows 7 ultimate. But i'm planning on installing it on my D drive instead of my C drive

The reason is my C drive only has 39GB size and my D drive has 102GB size.

Need advice. Thanks
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Numerous approaches, but I would:
  • backup up any data files dear to my heart to an external usb drive.
  • Perform a clean install using:Clean Install Windows 7
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Apr 2012   #3
ryuuichie

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ryuuichie View Post
Hi guys. As the title says, i want to do a clean install of windows 7 ultimate. But i'm planning on installing it on my D drive instead of my C drive

The reason is my C drive only has 39GB size and my D drive has 102GB size.

Need advice. Thanks
Welcome to SevenForums.

Numerous approaches, but I would:
  • backup up any data files dear to my heart to an external usb drive.
  • Perform a clean install using:Clean Install Windows 7
So... i could. Right?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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24 Apr 2012   #4
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ryuuichie View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ryuuichie View Post
Hi guys. As the title says, i want to do a clean install of windows 7 ultimate. But i'm planning on installing it on my D drive instead of my C drive

The reason is my C drive only has 39GB size and my D drive has 102GB size.

Need advice. Thanks
Welcome to SevenForums.

Numerous approaches, but I would:
  • backup up any data files dear to my heart to an external usb drive.
  • Perform a clean install using:Clean Install Windows 7
So... i could. Right?
Well, the tutorial couldn't be any plainer, so yes, you can.

With such a small (by today's standards) hard drive I'd be inclined to just have one partition rather than your current C and D drive.

As Karl points out it is most important you backup any important data to an external drive before you do anything else.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Apr 2012   #5
ryuuichie

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ryuuichie View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post

Welcome to SevenForums.

Numerous approaches, but I would:
  • backup up any data files dear to my heart to an external usb drive.
  • Perform a clean install using:Clean Install Windows 7
So... i could. Right?
Well, the tutorial couldn't be any plainer, so yes, you can.

With such a small (by today's standards) hard drive I'd be inclined to just have one partition rather than your current C and D drive.

As Karl points out it is most important you backup any important data to an external drive before you do anything else.
thank you very much!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Apr 2012   #6
gregrocker

 

What is on C? Is this another OS?

If so you can move the data off D, delete it to extend C in Disk Mgmt then copy the data back in:
Partition or Volume - Extend
Partition or Volume - Delete

Or you can use Partition Wizard bootable CD to Resize D to the right, so you can then Resize C to the right to make more space.

The solution is NOT to install another OS on the larger partition unless you have a specfic reason you need a Dual Boot.
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