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post #611 of 779
Just thanking you for this great guide! After about 2 hours I had my pc set up with a 120gb Force GT SSD and a 500GB WD 7200 data drive! This couldn't make using two drives easier!
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Do you need to do all this to have an SSD boot drive or can you just plug'n'play so to speak with a new fresh install?
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Originally Posted by Sir Amik Vase View Post

Do you need to do all this to have an SSD boot drive or can you just plug'n'play so to speak with a new fresh install?

No not at all. SSDs are basically the same as a HDD, just plug in and install.

This guide gave me tons off issues lol. You don't need to do all of this to achieve the same goal as the one i link next.

If you want to do this now then do this: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/124198-user-profiles-create-move-during-windows-7-installation.html

Basically all it does is move your user folder (including appdata folder) off the SSD to the secondary drive. Tho it is better to have your Appdata folder on the SSD b/c program files are located in there.

If you want to move say your documents or pictures folder to the HDD from teh SSD then all you need to do is right click the folder > properties and change its location.

Now, I have a better install guide that I made here: http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-guide-optimization-for-ssds-hdds

You should read that one over b/c it is actually meant to help you set up and optimize your system, not just move a folder. wink.gif
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post #614 of 779
Hello,
I am running Windows 7, trying to get this all figured out, running OS on the SSD. In step #9 it says to navigate to

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows NT\\CurrentVersion\\ProfileList

but I don't have a "ProfileList" folder. Could you please tell me where I go from there to make the changes?
Thanks very much!
post #615 of 779
Before doing it make sure you are using the "run" function in administer mode - do this by typing run in search box and when you see the program listed right click on it and click "run as administrator"


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows NT\\CurrentVersion\\ProfileList

He cocked that up ^

I done another search and i can't remember now but try different files for example when it says windows NT try just "windows" or "microsoft" it was then that i found "currentversion" then finally profilelist.

If that doesn't work then where it says locate to "microsoft" try other words such as "windows nt" or simply "windows".

Hope i was of some help
post #616 of 779
I'm sorry ,I'm new at this. I have been reading for the posts, but am confused, so I apoligize if you already answered this. So just so I'm clear, I want to use my SSD or OS to boot, and hard drive for storage. I just have to change c:\users things, I don't have to worry about all the C:\Program files?
Thanks again for your help!
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I can't get the Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 redist to install properly. The installation just closes immediately during the installation. I didn't have any problems like this before, and I can't play Mass Effect now due to it. I love this thread and this process, and this is the first inconvenience I've had, other then my start orb changing on reboot, so if anybody has a possible solution, that would be fantastic.

Thanks,
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post #618 of 779
Just wanted to thank kshirza for this guide - this arrangement is exactly what I wanted and works perfectly. My 120 GB Force GT has the OS and all installed programs and games, while the whole user profile, volatile stuff, and media default to a 2 TB WD Green HDD. I used a couple articles by Sean Webster to optimize my Win7 installation, as well.

Thank you very much.
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post #619 of 779
When you move the user folder C://Users the programme files will move over automatically when you select the drive letter for example your mechanical hard drive where would ou like to install this to then the drive letter at the beginning you will change. This guide is to just move the User profile which is what you want in terms of freeing SSD space.
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^ cool name haha

Anyway, I have a 120gb Intel 320 that I just set up and I spent like 5 hours installing the drivers and everything. I really don't want to go through it all again, so is there any way to change the user profile and do all these things after setup?

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