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Windows 7: Will A: vs. C: work as the Windows-7 System Drive?

05 Jan 2013   #1

Vista Ultimate 64 and Windows-7 both are 64 Bit
 
 
Will A: vs. C: work as the Windows-7 System Drive?

I would like to begin using an SSD in my older Tower.

I use Windows 7-Pro-64 with 4GB's of Ram.

I would like to know if I were to install 7 on an SSD and assign the Systems Drive Letter to A:, if I would have any trouble with 7?

Additionally, would Applications like Office, BoostSpeed, Picasa, etc. install on C: as they did before or would they install on A:?

I'm hoping they are all going to install on C:.


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05 Jan 2013   #2

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A: & B: are for fopply drives, the OS needs to be installed to C:.
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05 Jan 2013   #3
Microsoft MVP

 

When correctly installed from boot Windows 7 will always see itself as C. If installed from another OS which blocks it from C, it will take the next available drive letter not including A or B.

Since entire generations have been born not knowing what floppy drives are, I don't know how much longer those letters and B will be blocked or if they are somehow available. Others might know for sure a way to claim them.
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05 Jan 2013   #4

Vista Ultimate 64 and Windows-7 both are 64 Bit
 
 

I used B: as my 3.5" Backup Drive for about a year with no bad effects that I know of.

I just wanted Forum Feedback as it might keep me out of trouble.

Have any other Forum Members tried this with a SSD?
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05 Jan 2013   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Windows will always be C, you can`t pick a drive letter during an install.

You can install windows on a partition marked D when your in windows, but when you boot to that system it will still be C.
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05 Jan 2013   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

As long as it's being installed from booted installer so that the OS it's being run from doesn't withhold C.
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05 Jan 2013   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Exactly.
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