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Windows 7: Extending C

08 Jan 2011   #11
Keln

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
I have a question on another subject; are there bootable Operating System(s) on the other Disk #s 1 & 3 as I see from the snip they are marked "Active" and that may cause other issues if they are just data drives.
Disk 1 is the drive that is used to run programs like games. The only OS (now) is on disk 0. Disk 1 is games and large programs. Disk 3 is storage for a lot of data like movies. I do not know why they are both marked active. I do not remember ever marking them that. Perhaps because they had paging files on them at one point? I have shifted paging files around several times.


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08 Jan 2011   #12
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

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Hello again, thanks for the update.



It would be a good idea to mark them " Inactive " from an elevated command prompt so they don't cause future issues; have a look at this snip below for the steps, obviously you would substitute your specific disk/partition info.


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09 Jan 2011   #13
Keln

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello again, thanks for the update.



It would be a good idea to mark them " Inactive " from an elevated command prompt so they don't cause future issues; have a look at this snip below for the steps, obviously you would substitute your specific disk/partition info.

Thanks. I actually finished freeing up all of the data on the harddrive with my OS on it and did everything with the partition program as you guys had suggested. While I was in that CD-ROM screen extending my C: drive, I went ahead and marked every disk inactive except C:. After I did all of this, I rebooted with the Windows repair disc in that I had made. It said no errors were found, so I rebooted without it and everything is working perfectly now, thanks to all of you guys' advice.

Now I have another question. After shuffling all of this data around and deleting partitions, my drive letters are out of whack. When I try to rename a drive letter it warns me that "some programs may not function after renaming a drive letter....etc". My question is, is there an easy way to reassign the drive number to programs on my harddrives? Really, only one HD is at issue here, and that is the one that I have most of my games on. I would like to rename it D: instead of E:, but I am afraid most of the games on it will not work if I do. Is this a concern, or does this only apply to much older programs and games?
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09 Jan 2011   #14
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Windows will not allow the "System" OS partition drive letter to be changed and if you did find a way it would cause untold issues/errors with the installed programs/apps that were installed to look for the 'old' drive letter.


Partitions/drives HDDs that have no data on them will have no issue changing the drive letter.


Anything that was installed will have issues changing the drive letter.
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09 Jan 2011   #15
Keln

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Windows will not allow the "System" OS partition drive letter to be changed and if you did find a way it would cause untold issues/errors with the installed programs/apps that were installed to look for the 'old' drive letter.


Partitions/drives HDDs that have no data on them will have no issue changing the drive letter.


Anything that was installed will have issues changing the drive letter.

Yeah, that is what I was afraid of. I have no reason to change the drive letter for the system partition (which is the whole drive now), but the other drives I would like to change. Is there a way, or a program, that will update the paths in all installed programs/games/etc?
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09 Jan 2011   #16
gregrocker

 

Best to find the download link to post that rather than upload.

Is it this? How To Create Bootable USB Stick For Windows Vista,Windows 7 and Windows 2008 | TECH YARD

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