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It used to be, then my guide replaced it.

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I'm 14:( I need help:( I got a 120gb ssd and a 1tb.
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I'm 14:( I need help:( I got a 120gb ssd and a 1tb.

your gunna have to be a little more specific dude.
what do you need help with?
post #634 of 779
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It used to be, then my guide replaced it.

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What? This thing causes more headache than good. plus it is outdated by this: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/124198-user-profiles-create-move-during-windows-7-installation.html
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yea
plus what is wrong with moving user folder and changing registry to auto-route stuff to a dump drive????
to me that says "i like to save money"
since SSDs are expensive and every bit of storage is precious.
sooo....yea
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yea
plus what is wrong with moving user folder and changing registry to auto-route stuff to a dump drive????

Nothing is wrong when you move the user folders like this:

I have a problem with moving the appdata folder within the whole user folder. The appdata folder is similar to your program folders, parts of programs you install locate parts of themselves in there including game saves, temp files, etc.That is why I leave mine. Anything to do with m OS and apps stays on the SSD. It only takes up a few GB anyways.
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to me that says "i like to save money"
That makes absolutely no sense what so ever at all.
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since SSDs are expensive and every bit of storage is precious.
sooo....yea
...what programs do you have that take up more than 40GB total besides games?

Plus, have you even done this guide? It is flawed in so many ways. The one I linked is 10X better and faster than this one, did you even see it?
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meh i won't get into this
your way works too


also, i have A LOTTT of games.
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Thanks for this... Great Tut...
 
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Hi, so I followed this tutorial and everything worked fine for about a week. Now for some reason Im getting this error "The User Profile service failed the logon" and on safe mode, "Location is not available...C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\Desktop refers to a location that is unavailable. It could be on a hard drive on this computer, or on a network. Check to make sure that the disk is properly inserted or that you are connected to the Internet or your network, and then try again. If it still cannot be located, the information might have been moved to a different location." When I use the "Last Known Good Configuration" feature it works and then after shutting it down and leaving it over the night, the next morning I get the same error. Sorry if this is a stupid question, i'm quite new to this and any help would be greatly appreciated.
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My new build took longer than I thought. I finally have all the hardware assembled. And when Windows 7 is ordered and arrives I can focus on this. I hadn't looked at this thread in a few months and just caught up to the most current posts.

It is not entirely clear (which could be my needing to read it ALL again) what is about actual problems on install and what is about philosophies like "well you don't really need to worry about space so why bother." And dare I say there are some egos on board?

As I posted some months back, I bought an SSD for the speed it will bring to booting and running the OS. But my wanting the OS physically separated from data has nothing to do with the C: boot drive being an SSD and having space constraints. It wouldn't matter if there were cheap 2TB SSDs. I have separated OS and data as well as programs for several years using separate physical HDDs (programs on a logical partition of a separate physical device). There is no conceptual change, only the physical change that now C: is solid state.

The reason is data and program security. I decided on this setup after trying to download XP SP2 crashed my whole system and I spent days getting it back up and running and had to pull all my data off a single physical drive so I could re-format it and install a new retail purchase of XP on it. I decided never again. I never want my data vulnerable on a boot drive that may have to be wiped. It really doesn't matter if it was because of ancient hardware, a freak occurrence in downloading, the MS curse. or my error or ignorance. I need security from all of them. Reading this thread and all the troubles people have had with this setup tells me not much has really changed. The boot drive may have to be wiped... during a troublesome install or some day because a dog howled at the moon.

So what matters to me is understanding and being able to move whatever Windows 7 components (folders or anything else) I need to move from C: to D: (or any other separate physical drive letters); and understanding what Windows 7 adjustments or "tweaks" I need to make on C: to make it all work. Except for not de-fragging, it seems incidental that C: is an SSD.

I'll be upgrading a lot of programs to become current and run in 64 bit and I will have legacy programs that I'll have to test in XP Emulator. If they run, OK otherwise I may have to keep a legacy XP machine and network it. I'll figure out what my total program space requirements are and then decide whether programs are on the SSD to take advantage of speed or on a separate physical device (or logical partition thereof). I know a lot of the folks here are gamers who have particular performance concerns, but the only game I play is Freecell. There are probably a few others installed, like Solitaire, that I don't run. In any case I'm unconcerned about where they live.

I'm happy for any insights from the forum. I'll have to re-read this whole thread. And the referenced guides. And do a broader search for other guidance. If I come up with anything enlightening I'll report back.
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