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Windows 7: wanted to call it D but the system suggested I call it E

19 Mar 2014   #1
Aurondium

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
wanted to call it D but the system suggested I call it E

I just initialised my 1TB hard Drive (which is still empty) and wanted to call it D but the system suggested I call it E because other programs may wish to use the D that has been allocated to the Optical Drive.

So I left it at E.

Any particular reason why I can't go back in and change mechanical hard drive to D and the Optical Drive to E?

In passing, when I initialised the mechanical drive I set the Simple volume at less than the Basic figure shown and now have a tiny unallocated portion - do I just ignore it? (Never initialised before, so I guess it goes down to experience)


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19 Mar 2014   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Aurondium,

If you like, you certainly could safely change the drive letters around on the DVD and HDD to what you wanted. :)

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20 Mar 2014   #3
Aurondium

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I've decided to leave the drive letters as is, but thought I'd have a go and went back in and formatted that unallocated portion of the mechanical drive and gave it a Drive letter F. All seems to have been accepted so so I guess that gives me a little extra space should I need to use it at some point.

Thanks, Brink. Just creeping along here and learning as I go.:)

Switching all my user files from the SSD into the mechanical Drive seems to be my next task and I see there is a Tutorial for that.

Then I can apparently use Windows Easy Transfer facility to allow me to transfer whatever user file content (if any) I wish to transfer from my existing machine to the new one - remembering to let WET know which drive I want the stuff to go to.

Mind you, once the files are set up I can copy and transfer/download pictures/Documents etc., between files/machines any time I want to, via flash drive or external HDD - no?

Just thinking aloud - don't mean to trouble you. I'm happy to run with two machines for a while -:).
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20 Mar 2014   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome. I'm glad you got it sorted. :)
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21 Mar 2014   #5
Aurondium

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hi Brink.

I'm curious and there's probably a simple answer to this.

I created a System Image Back Up as per the Tutorial and everything went fine as per the tutorial pictures. I only copied the default System files on SSD and put the image on an external SSD and then out of pure curiosity I popped the USB into my old computer to check the Image was on the SSD.

There was a file item on the SSD marked Windows Image Back Up and dated today but it just showed as an empty file. I know from the free space on the external drive that the imaging must be there but was just wondering why it shows up in the listed contents as an empty file.
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21 Mar 2014   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You should be able to open the WindowsImageBackup folder and subfolders to then be able to see it's size afterwards.
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21 Mar 2014   #7
Aurondium

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I put the usb into the new computer and eventually poked into the Image file and see amongst others a VHD file with around 17GB of stuff in it so I gues it's all okay. Thanks. :)
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21 Mar 2014   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Great news. :)
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