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Windows 7: How better distribute W7 installation on several HDD?


30 Nov 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
How better distribute W7 installation on several HDD?

Actually topic!
How better distribute Windows 7 installation on several HDD?
I'll explane.
I want to install Windows 7 on SSD disk. User folder (desktop, documents etc.), during installation, i'll move to sedond HDD. After installation, users and system temp folders i think need to replace on third HDD.
It's OK? Or temp folders can leave on second HDD with user folders?

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30 Nov 2012   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

How will you create a disk image, with that stuff scattered over 3 drives ?

Best to leave the operating system in 1 place.
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30 Nov 2012   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Asolutely. Keep the OS on the SSD and move the user folders to the HDD(s). Delete the hiberfile and reduce the pagefile to 2GB. That will give you some more room on the SSD. The OS and all programs should then stay below 30GB (unless you have very large games).

If you need more details, post back.
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30 Nov 2012   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
How will you create a disk image, with that stuff scattered over 3 drives ?

Best to leave the operating system in 1 place.
While installation i use sysprep and devide OS and user folder.
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30 Nov 2012   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Asolutely. Keep the OS on the SSD and move the user folders to the HDD(s). Delete the hiberfile and reduce the pagefile to 2GB. That will give you some more room on the SSD. The OS and all programs should then stay below 30GB (unless you have very large games).

If you need more details, post back.
About OS and users folder i have clarity.
Question is about users folder and temp folders. Do i need to separate it into two drives.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Nov 2012   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by retroTimeKeeper View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Asolutely. Keep the OS on the SSD and move the user folders to the HDD(s). Delete the hiberfile and reduce the pagefile to 2GB. That will give you some more room on the SSD. The OS and all programs should then stay below 30GB (unless you have very large games).

If you need more details, post back.
About OS and users folder i have clarity.
Question is about users folder and temp folders. Do i need to separate it into two drives.
No.

Use the other drives to store your data and images.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Nov 2012   #7
Microsoft MVP

 

If you want the modern Hibernate function then buy a big enough SSD to accomodate it (the size of your RAM). You shouldn't have to do without a popular feature which is perfected finally in Windows 7.

Otherwise follow the advice given to keep programs, OS and small page file on SSD, User folders on HDD linked via Library - Include a Folder - Windows 7 Forums which causes the fewest problems.
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30 Nov 2012   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by retroTimeKeeper View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Asolutely. Keep the OS on the SSD and move the user folders to the HDD(s). Delete the hiberfile and reduce the pagefile to 2GB. That will give you some more room on the SSD. The OS and all programs should then stay below 30GB (unless you have very large games).

If you need more details, post back.
About OS and users folder i have clarity.
Question is about users folder and temp folders. Do i need to separate it into two drives.
No, don't bother. Just use the default.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Nov 2012   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Ok.
Thanks everybody for advices and opinions.
Tomorrow will reinstall my OS.
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