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Windows 7: Changing Primary Hardrive

30 Aug 2009   #1
Flodro18

windows seven
 
 
Changing Primary Hardrive

Hello there! I recently installed windows seven and chose to install it on my D drive where Vista was also installed. My question is how do i make my C drive my primary storage as i have no more space in the D and tons in the C


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30 Aug 2009   #2
RootAdmin

Null
 
 

easiest thing to do would be to reinstall windows 7 onto w/e drive you want it on.

if there are lots of things you've changed since you installed windows, you could use the windows backup tool's to make a backup of the current windows 7 installation, which you could re-apply after windows 7 is fresh installed on your c drive.
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01 Sep 2009   #3
Flodro18

windows seven
 
 

is there any other way to switch it without having to do a reinstall??
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01 Sep 2009   #4
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Backup and restore. Or perhaps if you boot into WinPE you could copy all of the files to the new drive. But if not done correctly you will have troubles booting Windows.
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01 Sep 2009   #5
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

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01 Sep 2009   #6
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

easy, but it won't change the fact the "Program Files" will still be on the D: drive. If D: is out of space he is going to have a difficult time installing new programs.
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01 Sep 2009   #7
TGSoldier

 
 

Make a program files folder on the C: drive and when installing a program, just point it to there heh.

The best thing would be to back up and reinstall..
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01 Sep 2009   #8
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TGSoldier View Post
Make a program files folder on the C: drive and when installing a program, just point it to there heh.
If only the world was so perfect where installers never wanted to extract or store anything on the D: drive (which they inevitably will, regardless if you try to install it to C or not).
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01 Sep 2009   #9
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sup3rsprt View Post
easy, but it won't change the fact the "Program Files" will still be on the D: drive. If D: is out of space he is going to have a difficult time installing new programs.
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Flodro18 View Post
Hello there! I recently installed windows seven and chose to install it on my D drive where Vista was also installed. My question is how do i make my C drive my primary storage as i have no more space in the D and tons in the C
i presume he has all his music/docs on d:, so moving them to c: will free up space on d:
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01 Sep 2009   #10
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

I see your point.
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