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Windows 7: clean install what to know beforehand

20 May 2015   #11
ignatzatsonic

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If the HDD is disconnected, Windows CAN'T do that and is forced to put all Windows files on the SSD, which is exactly where you want them. You'd need on the SSD to boot. A good thing.
if i do so how will i be able to move my profile folder do the second hdd?

By following tutorials on this web site.

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I probably wouldn't use the downloaded drivers unless I had to. Windows may install all the drivers you need. Check that out in Device Manager after you finish.
whats bad with the ones downloaded? i downloaded them yesterday (they are the latest version available)

Who said anything is bad with them?

They may well be unnecessary because Windows supplies drivers.

If you have some reason to think your downloaded drivers are better as opposed to newer, then install them.

If you think that newer means better, then install them.




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20 May 2015   #12
avismile10

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[QUOTE=ignatzatsonic;3070072]see comments in bold

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by avismile10 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
If the HDD is disconnected, Windows CAN'T do that and is forced to put all Windows files on the SSD, which is exactly where you want them. You'd need on the SSD to boot. A good thing.
if i do so how will i be able to move my profile folder do the second hdd?

By following tutorials on this web site.
is it possible for you to post a link to a tutorial that has this scenario
thanks
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20 May 2015   #13
ignatzatsonic

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User Folders - Change Default Location

Above tutorial is the primary one.

I've never used the tutorial since I don't use user folders.
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20 May 2015   #14
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by avismile10 View Post
i am planning on doing this User Profiles - Create and Move During Windows 7 Installation what i want to know is that i have now a folder on (d:/) named users and inside i have a account with the same name that i plan on giving the new computer if it would create complications?
thanks

I would not do that during reinstall as there are problems reported that have resulted. Instead either copy the User folders to the data drive and link them back to Win7 via the Library - Include a Folder - Windows 7 Forums or move the User folders you actually use following User Folders - Change Default Location. I root mine in OneDrive which stores a copy in the cloud which can then sync on my other PC's.

Be sure to read over the steps for doing a perfect Clean Reinstall Windows 7 since you've already indicated a common mistake about drivers which is all automated in Win7. The steps are important enough to not mess up that they are printed in red. Over 1.5 million consumers have followed that tutorial without a single complaint. You will have a perfect install for as long as you stick with the tools and methods used.
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20 May 2015   #15
avismile10

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

ok i am now in audit mode after installing all drivers (there is no drivers that update has to offer [as i installed them manually])
now what i have is 2 things
1. i have two separate cd drives one is named DVD RW that is my cd/dvd drive and one is named CD DRIVE that when pressed does nothing
2. i have a USB3 card reader and now i see all the inactive slots and they all have drive letters!!
except that it looks fabulous
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20 May 2015   #16
avismile10

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by avismile10 View Post
i am planning on doing this User Profiles - Create and Move During Windows 7 Installation what i want to know is that i have now a folder on (d:/) named users and inside i have a account with the same name that i plan on giving the new computer if it would create complications?
thanks

I would not do that during reinstall as there are problems reported that have resulted. Instead either copy the User folders to the data drive and link them back to Win7 via the Library - Include a Folder - Windows 7 Forums or move the User folders you actually use following User Folders - Change Default Location. I root mine in OneDrive which stores a copy in the cloud which can then sync on my other PC's.
thanks i fallowed your advice
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20 May 2015   #17
gregrocker

 

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21 May 2015   #18
avismile10

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

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i didn't move permanently my user profile
what about this?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by avismile10 View Post
ok i am now in audit mode after installing all drivers (there is no drivers that update has to offer [as i installed them manually])
now what i have is 1 thing
1. i have a USB3 card reader and now i see all the inactive slots and they all have drive letters!!
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21 May 2015   #19
gregrocker

 

So did you move your User Folders - Change Default Location, or copy these to the data drive to link to Library - Include a Folder - Windows 7 Forums?
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21 May 2015   #20
avismile10

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
So did you move your User Folders - Change Default Location, or copy these to the data drive to link to Library - Include a Folder - Windows 7 Forums?
i moved them through properties> location

what i have now is a build in card reader that all the slots got drive letters even when they are empty (no card inside), i know that there has to be a solution for that because before the clean install the did not have a drive letter assigned only when inserted a card
thanks
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