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Windows 7: Updating my HDD

10 Oct 2012   #1

windows 7 home premium 64bit
Updating my HDD

H,Good day to all.
I'm in the process of adding an extra hdd into my desktop running windows 7 home premium.
Been looking at a 2tb 70.00p,My question is if I do decide on this plan My intention is to put all my doc's music photos etc on this new drive and just keep the existing C for the operating system and all programs.
Will I be able to access the items ie:my documents through the same method as I'm doing now,Click on the orb then select what I req from the libraries?.
Would that be possible or is it going to be more complicated?.
I would appreciate some advice on this before I go ahead and purchase this new drive.

Many thanks.

HDD Here.....

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10 Oct 2012   #2

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit

You may if you like name the extra hdd as "My Documents" and put it as the top Sub-Folder in Libraries\Documents. If you are using an e-Mail Client to receive e-Mail then you could also keep your Mail Storage in it.

Good luck.
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10 Oct 2012   #3
Coram Daes


You may include your new harddrive as storage by adding it as a folder under the Music Library > Properties > Include a folder.

You may also look in to: User Profile - Change Default Location but i think that would be over the top as solution.
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10 Oct 2012   #4

windows 7 home premium 64bit

Thanks both for the info.Regarding my link for the new 2tb hdd its a 5000rpm would it be to my advantage to go for a faster speed maybe a 72000rpm?
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10 Oct 2012   #5
Coram Daes


7200 is always faster than 5000.
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