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Windows 7: Want clean install on new HDD

15 Apr 2011   #61
gregrocker

 

Here you go for the third time:

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What I'm curious about is when I install the OS, programs, and music, etc. How do I put the OS and programs on the 100GB drive and the music and everything else on the 400GB drive?
Read this tutorial over carefully:

Ask back if you have any questions. User Folders - Change Default Location

Then after install you can follow its steps if you still want to put your User folders (Desktop, Documents, Pictures, Videos, Music, Favorites, etc) on a second data partition.



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15 Apr 2011   #62
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Any installation will land on C by default. You don't have to choose anything.

Data goes where you put it. It won't go to C unless you deliberately save to the C drive.

Save directly to D by choosing D when you save. This is what I do.

Or save to redirected user folder on C and the stuff will land on D.
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15 Apr 2011   #63
Miskonduct

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Here you go for the third time:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Miskonduct View Post
What I'm curious about is when I install the OS, programs, and music, etc. How do I put the OS and programs on the 100GB drive and the music and everything else on the 400GB drive?
Read this tutorial over carefully:

Ask back if you have any questions. User Folders - Change Default Location

Then after install you can follow its steps if you still want to put your User folders (Desktop, Documents, Pictures, Videos, Music, Favorites, etc) on a second data partition.
Sorry, I must have missed that.

It works out well. I understand it. Thank you!

On a side note, would you guys recommend getting rid of internet explorer? I use Firefox only. And if so, do I just go to uninstall programs to do so?
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15 Apr 2011   #64
gregrocker

 

No, you should keep it as a backup.

It's also worth trying as it's perfected in 8 and 9.
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15 Apr 2011   #65
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Miskonduct View Post
On a side note, would you guys recommend getting rid of internet explorer? I use Firefox only. And if so, do I just go to uninstall programs to do so?
It's built into Windows. I don't think you could uninstall it if you wanted to.
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15 Apr 2011   #66
Miskonduct

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks guys.

Under my C: drive I notice there are two Program Files folders. One that says Program Files (x86) and just Program Files. They have similar folders within each of them.
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16 Apr 2011   #67
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

That is normal. 64 bit programs will install to Program Files and 32 bit programs will install to Program Files (x86).

Good job, sound like you have it working properly so far.
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16 Apr 2011   #68
Miskonduct

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
That is normal. 64 bit programs will install to Program Files and 32 bit programs will install to Program Files (x86).

Good job, sound like you have it working properly so far.
Hey thanks guys for all of your help and patience with me! It was greatly appreciated. You all are the reason I was able to get this running. Thank you. If I have any more questions, I'll be sure to post them here.
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16 Apr 2011   #69
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Good to see you got it running and thanks for the update.
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