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Many thanks to Sean for this thread. As I'm new here and just finished installing core OS on my 128GB Crucial M4. I have a few questions (hopefully is not asked before, if so please point to the link) and hope any guru can answer.

As space is limited, I have only install selected apps to reside on the SSD. Thereafter, can I tweak the default program location folders as directed in http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds/1170#post_15989972 ? Will it cause any problems to the apps that are default installed onto the SSD?

Also, there are quite a lot of JPG wallpapers W7 provided, and I have them identified. They are located in C:\windows\sxs, in some lengthy-name folders, and some other locations.

What I know these wallpapers belong ownership to Windows. Need to take some steps before successfully deleting them and regaining some space. Question is is there any easier way to delete off these system JPGs without individually rightclicking on the folder properties, take ownership, edit user rights to full access and deleting off the JPEGs and their corresponding folders? Thanks
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Post a screenshot of AS SSD: http://www.alex-is.de/PHP/fusion/downloads.php?cat_id=4&download_id=9

kk well i'v done the benchmark results seem a tad low.....

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Are you sure it's doubled and not just linked?
I.e You put one file in the map on C, then it will also appear on the map on D. (I hope you understand what i mean)
So basically it's the same map!
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Are they duplicates? If so you can delete them.
This is how mine is after moving most of my user folders to my D:\ drive. Take not of the locations. The left is my user folder on the C drive. The right is the destination I set for some of my user folders. In the center is the overall user folder when you press the start button and click your user name.

Sean, that's exactly what I'm aiming for but unfortunately I do have duplicates which I don't know why it happened. Here's a pic:

Untitled-7.jpg

You can see that there are 2 Downloads folder. One is in drive C and one is in drive D (this is the one with the Location tab and is the one that I set the location to drive D). The drive C Downloads folder do not have any contents inside it.

There are also 2 Desktop folders. The drive C Desktop folder has contents though, it has some shortcuts that were created by some programs during installation.

What do you guys think?
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Many thanks to Sean for this thread. As I'm new here and just finished installing core OS on my 128GB Crucial M4. I have a few questions (hopefully is not asked before, if so please point to the link) and hope any guru can answer.

As space is limited, I have only install selected apps to reside on the SSD. Thereafter, can I tweak the default program location folders as directed in http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds/1170#post_15989972 ? Will it cause any problems to the apps that are default installed onto the SSD?

Also, there are quite a lot of JPG wallpapers W7 provided, and I have them identified. They are located in C:\windows\sxs, in some lengthy-name folders, and some other locations.

What I know these wallpapers belong ownership to Windows. Need to take some steps before successfully deleting them and regaining some space. Question is is there any easier way to delete off these system JPGs without individually rightclicking on the folder properties, take ownership, edit user rights to full access and deleting off the JPEGs and their corresponding folders? Thanks

No idea on the wall paper stuff but you can change the default install location fine, that is why it is linked in the guide. Also, you may want to move your user folder completely which is in the 3rd post: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/87555-user-profile-change-default-location.html

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Post a screenshot of AS SSD: http://www.alex-is.de/PHP/fusion/downloads.php?cat_id=4&download_id=9

kk well i'v done the benchmark results seem a tad low.....

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Like I said, you need the Intel SATA driver. Did you not go to this link and update your drivers? http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect

if somehow you don't update your driver from there use this: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?DwnldID=20507
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hmmm I did the Asus recomended update then the intel uprade for the board.... i'll give it another go:o
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MiyukiChan View Post

Are you sure it's doubled and not just linked?
I.e You put one file in the map on C, then it will also appear on the map on D. (I hope you understand what i mean)
So basically it's the same map!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

smile.gif
Are they duplicates? If so you can delete them.
This is how mine is after moving most of my user folders to my D:\ drive. Take not of the locations. The left is my user folder on the C drive. The right is the destination I set for some of my user folders. In the center is the overall user folder when you press the start button and click your user name.

Sean, that's exactly what I'm aiming for but unfortunately I do have duplicates which I don't know why it happened. Here's a pic:

Untitled-7.jpg

You can see that there are 2 Downloads folder. One is in drive C and one is in drive D (this is the one with the Location tab and is the one that I set the location to drive D). The drive C Downloads folder do not have any contents inside it.

There are also 2 Desktop folders. The drive C Desktop folder has contents though, it has some shortcuts that were created by some programs during installation.

What do you guys think?
Delete the downloads folder on the C: drive. Move the stuff from the desktop folder on the C: drive to the desktop folder on the D: drive and then delete the desktop folder on the C: drive.
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Delete the downloads folder on the C: drive. Move the stuff from the desktop folder on the C: drive to the desktop folder on the D: drive and then delete the desktop folder on the C: drive.

Yeah, but why did this happen? I set the location of those folders from the very start (from fresh install). Why do some programs still treat C:/Users/Kevin as the default folder where they put shortcuts and other files.

In the picture above, you can see files like dotnetfolder.txt, *.dll files, and PCPE Setup.exe. All of those are located in the C:/Users/Kevin folder.
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Delete the downloads folder on the C: drive. Move the stuff from the desktop folder on the C: drive to the desktop folder on the D: drive and then delete the desktop folder on the C: drive.

Yeah, but why did this happen? I set the location of those folders from the very start (from fresh install). Why do some programs still treat C:/Users/Kevin as the default folder where they put shortcuts and other files.

In the picture above, you can see files like dotnetfolder.txt, *.dll files, and PCPE Setup.exe. All of those are located in the C:/Users/Kevin folder.

I don't know, it does the same thing for my pictures, video, music, and documents folders too. You just need to delete them on the C: drive.

As for the other files...that is from you, I don't know what that is.
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I don't know, it does the same thing for my pictures, video, music, and documents folders too. You just need to delete them on the C: drive.
As for the other files...that is from you, I don't know what that is.

Oh ok. And when you delete them the future installations will treat the folders in drive D as the default folders?

Well, those files also came from the installers. How do I make all installers treat D:/Users/Kevin as the defaul install folder for their config files or such?
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I don't know, it does the same thing for my pictures, video, music, and documents folders too. You just need to delete them on the C: drive.
As for the other files...that is from you, I don't know what that is.

Oh ok. And when you delete them the future installations will treat the folders in drive D as the default folders?

Well, those files also came from the installers. How do I make all installers treat D:/Users/Kevin as the defaul install folder for their config files or such?

some installers make the folder on C automatically. You can most likely delete it without issue for the program.

For future installs you have to change the path like you normally do and just merge the folders when it asks to merge or not.
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