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Switching partitions

Q: Switching partitions

Just got a new laptop and the hard drive is split in to two partitions C: which has the os and a small amount of memory(50GB) and D: (150GB). My problem is that everything I install or download goes to partition C: which is now full. How do I make all downloads installs go to D: from now on? I am using windows 7 premium.

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A: Switching partitions

On most program setups will allow you do change the directory to where ever you want. If its not in plan sight the you will have to select a custom installment. if your taking about downloads from IE, Internet Explorer, when you download something you will have to save it as "save as" and select where you want it. If your talking about in FireFox you will have to look in the opinions, in the general tab you will see downloads.
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2 partitions on the same drive. Both are primary. I created a new partition and copied, hoping to avoid a fresh install. The one I want to get rid of is the boot partition. The other one that I want is set to system, active, and has the page file. I copied the boot files with bcdboot. When I go to msconfig, it only shows the boot partition. I just want to boot into the new partition and delete the old one.

A:switching partitions

in bcd set the one you want as the boot partition then

you can go into disk management and format the partition you wish to remove
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Hi everyone Recently I reformatted windows XP to Vista and switching Hi,Hi, between partitions I need help I didn't want to lose all my old files in XP That's why when it asked me which partition to download vista into I did not choose the main Gb partition because I feared it would erase all my old XP Hi,Hi, I need help switching between partitions files Therefore I downloaded the new vista into the Gb partition Now Hi,Hi, I need help switching between partitions after downloading I was very happy to see that all my old XP files were still saved under drive D Gb However now that I am operating under windows vista in drive C Gb I wanted to know if there is any way I can switch back into operating my Gb drive D partition instead of operating in the C drive I hope this does not sound too confusing- I tried my best to talk as clear as possible considering I know absolutely nothing about computers If you have any questions in clarifying please let me know And thank you whoever is willing to take their time out and help me fix my problem Your help is very much appreciated -Mike

A:Hi,Hi, I need help switching between partitions

Hi everyone,

Recently I reformatted windows XP to Vista and I didn't want to lose all my old files in XP. That's why when it asked me which partition to download vista into, I did not choose the main 80 Gb partition because I feared it would erase all my old XP files.

Therefore I downloaded the new vista into the 26 Gb partition.
Now after downloading, I was very happy to see that all my old XP files were still saved under drive D (80 Gb).

However, now that I am operating under windows vista in drive C (26 Gb), I wanted to know if there is any way I can switch back into operating my 80 Gb drive D partition instead of operating in the C drive.

I hope this does not sound too confusing- I tried my best to talk as clear as possible, considering I know absolutely nothing about computers.
If you have any questions in clarifying, please let me know.

And thank you whoever is willing to take their time out and help me fix my problem.
Your help is very much appreciated.

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i recently had a problem with windows (impossible i know!) so i had to reinstall and switch partitions...steps i took can be found here

so now my problem is that my c drive is critically low on space. i've tried to install all programs onto my e drive but hasn't made a considerable difference because windows pretty much takes up the whole c drive anyway.

okay my question is, how (or can) i switch my e drive to be my primary partition?

please help. i'll make a shrine to worship all that is geek.

A:[SOLVED] switching partitions?

use acronis true image to move it over
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ok recently i partitioned my laptop hard drive on my brand new Dell Studio 1555 that has windows 7 on it. My plan was to add another partition so i could have windows xp and windows 7 on two seperate partitions...

First i partitioned the drive using a free partitioning program..
Then, I added windows xp on my newly added second partition..
But, when i turn off my pc and turn it back on it will only open windows xp

now here comes my question

how do i switch between the operating systems on boot up?
Is there a boot manager that can help me or something?

I know that all my windows 7 stuff is there on the separate partition and it wasn't overwritten because it says it is when i go to my nothing is erased....

I thank who ever will help me with this

A:[SOLVED] Help with switching partitions

ok i figured it out... you must download .net framework 2.0 if u don't have it then download...bce bootloader or something...and add windows xp to the list...ugh probably didn't help anyone there did i?
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So you had three seperate partitions, with three seperate OS's? You were given the option to choose which OS you wanted to load and now it doesnt allow you too? Sorry i just want to make sure im understanding your situation clearly.

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A:Help with switching between partitions - XP on both (Partition Magic, Boot Magic)

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

I have deleted your other thread, as two threads for the same problem are not required.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
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A:partitions hidden partitions recovery partitions

i just found this

Delete and Remove to Unlock EISA Hidden Recovery or Diagnostic Partition in Vista ? My Digital Life

does anyone have any experience with this method or can anyone reccomend this method

or would you advise against using this method.

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A:How to create home partitions and partitions for the OS with programs?

This would be a long drawn out affair and there really is no need for it. All users have their own User Space on the C drive in the User folder.

Whether the Users folders and files are stored in the User folder or on some other partition doesn't really matter. As long as all the Users have Admin accounts all files will be accessible to all of them.

The real question is Why do you want to do it? If there is only one physical hard drive in the system all folders and files would still be on that one physical drive even if you have 100 partitions.

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A:Switching From 32 Bit OS to 64 Bit OS

Secondly....I made a complete hard drive image of my primary hard drive with all of my apps installed....Can this be used after I install the 64bit version of my OS or am I reinstalling everything?

You will have to install all applications. All except for the so called "portable" applications (usually quite small) and you probably don't have many of those.
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A:Switching my OS

Running P2P software is a far bigger threat to your system then Microsoft will ever be.
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A:Switching from 32 to 64 bit

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A:Switching between Two PC's ?

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A:XP Keeps switching off

It could be a hardware problem, but we should start here:

Right-click My Computer and click on Properties.
Click the Advanced tab and in the 'Startup and Recovery' section click Settings.
In the 'System Failure' section check these boxes:
'Write an event to the system log'.
'Send an Administrative alert'.
Uncheck the 'Automatically restart' box.

Go to Start => Run and type in "eventvwr.msc" {without the quotes}

Look under Applications and System for any Errors (with the red cross icon) at about the time of the failure. Double-click on these for more information and a hyperlink (in blue) to a possible solution from Microsoft's database. These error messages often don't help much, but can sometimes give us a clue. The more essential information is the EventID, the faulting module, file or process, the Error Code from the blue screen. If you're still not sure, click the double-page notepad-type icon which copies the error information to the clipboard. Paste into Notepad and/or into your next post. If there are many Errors, collect them into one Notepad .txt file and attach it to your next post.


Create a minidump crash log

Right-click My Computer and click on Properties.
Click the Advanced tab and in the 'Startup and Recovery' section click Settings.
In the 'System Failure' section check these boxes:
'Write an event to the system log'.
'Send an Administrative alert'.
Uncheck the 'Automatically restart' box.

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The next time you experience a crash, the computer will blue screen, an event will be written to the Event Viewer, and a minidump file will be created.
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A:switching from VIA to NF2

changing motherboards is nearly always call for a reformat seeing as just about everything (IDE, AGP, System, USB etc) drivers are replaced. You might be able to unistall the VIA drivers but other than that a reformat is best for speed and stabilty.
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Hi, Please try (a) Right click a blank space on desktop,(b) Open Nvidia Control Panel,(c) Open Get PhysX Configuration,(d) Select Nividia card,(e) Click Apply Regards.
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Hi scarisbrick, welcome to TSF..

Before the problem started, did you install any new software or hardware?

It would also be a good idea to find out your system temperatures and voltage readings as that would help diagnose any possible heat or PSU issues. You can do this with freeware programs such as SpeedFan or SensorsView (both can be found easily via Google).

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Finally, if you go into your Event Log, you should be able to get more information on the stop errors as that would probably point us in the right direction to finding out whats causing the problems. To access your Event Log, click Start -> Run -> type: eventvwr.msc -> Click OK. Expand the System section and post back on errors which are logged at the same time as the freezes or reboots.
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Could a new PC connect to the Internet wirelessly via the Router, while leaving the original
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Good way or doing it, poor approach ? Caveats, etc. ?
Better approach ?


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1 pc wired and 1 pc wifi is fine, ditto 2 wired. Usually wired is faster than wifi. As for monitor sharing, depending on your pc outputs and monitor inputs, it might be possible to have the 2 pc's connected, and switch using a button on the monitor ie select input.
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A:OS Switching

The only way you can switch between OS in windows is how you already mentioned virtually.
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have had firefox do that to me before -- a complete uninstall (wiping all user files) then reinstall recovered it -- bookmarks/passwords etc all backed up so nothing lost ..... never thought of going back to IE, never had to.
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Hiya pal and welcome to the forums ...

OEM is intended for pre-installation on a new personal computer for resale.

Use of this OEM System Builder Channel software is subject to the terms of the Microsoft OEM System Builder License. This software is intended for pre-installation on a new personal computer for resale. This OEM System Builder Channel software requires the assembler to provide end user support for the Windows software and cannot be transferred to another computer once it is installed. To acquire Windows software with support provided by Microsoft please see our full package "Retail" product offerings.

But here's the comparison between the different versions

Compare Windows 7 Editions
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Hello there.

The easiest way to go would be to upgrade to 4GB or 6GB, but 5GB? it's kind of senseless (no offense, senseless in a "weird" way) because you'd have to buy a 2GB module and a 1GB one..

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thank you !

A:Switching from 32 to 64 !

Unless you recently purchased your computer and have a coupon to upgrade to Win 7, you're gonna have to buy the OS.

Backup info:

Windows Vista: A Guide to Windows Vista Backup Technologies

Purchasing info:

you can purchase with educational pricing if you qualify.

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A:vid cam switching

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Get free stuff and help out a poor computer tech:
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This link is for x64 without Service Pack 1:
Windows Vista MUI Language Packs (for x86 and x64) Direct Download Link ? My Digital Life

This is for x64 with SP1:
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A:switching to C


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anything else you need to be of help?

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CD-RW Drive
DVD-Rom Drive
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Floppy Drive.

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id say its worth betwen ?170 and ?250 depending on where you sell it and whther you include monitor, operating system etc.

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A:Switching over HDD's

I recommend doing it the way that you want to

I can't tell you how many thousands of times I have plugged another HardDrive in internally, then backed up, without issue. (as long as not set to boot from the secondary harddrive )

It is possible that Windows (not the boot part though) may assign different drive letters to your CD\DVD drive or new HardDrive
This is normal
When the HardDrive is later removed
And Windows starts up again (with the original HardDrive)
Any drive letter change will return to as it was before

Note: C: will not change drive letters (but external USB drives may <- eg just for the sake of the argument)

Go for it :grinthumb

Warning: replying will make your posts 4 And therefore becoming a recent member again (old post status gone!)

Please reply if this post was helpful
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When was the last time you tried it out? There has been a number of changes. No Amazon Music though, and I don't know about Bleacher Report to answer that. Instagram is great on Windows 10 Mobile and is actually updated decently. I don't use Facebook to tell you how that is.
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Does this description give anyone any ideas as to what the cause might be?

A:PC switching off....?


Sounds like it could be to do with heat. If i remember rightly, it was hot about a month ago and today is hot as well.

Download this program and check out the temperature of the processor and post back with the readout and the spec of your pc.
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You can clone your HDD to the SSD with Acronis TrueCopy from OCZ website:
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A:Switching OSs

You cannot use xp again. At least not without wiping out the disk and reinstalling.
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A:Random switching off...

With the warning about ComboScan, and the inability for Panda Scan to get through the scan without the computer switching off, here's the HJT log. Was the analyzer discontinued?

I think it's got something to do with Football Manager 2006, but I have no idea what as this is a recent problem and I've had the game for a long while now.


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 19:50:50, on 2007/02/17
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\TGTSoft\StyleXP\StyleXPService.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\necmfk\necmfk.exe
C:\Program Files\LiquidView\lviewj.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\MessengerPlus! 3\MsgPlus.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Opera\Opera.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\PCGATE Personal\pcgate.exe
C:\Program Files\子画面設定ユーティリティ\piputil.exe
C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe
C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgbhp.exe

O2 - BHO: SpywareGuard Download Protection - {4A368E80-174F-4872-96B5-0B27DDD11DB2} - C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\dlprotect.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: UberButton Class - {5BAB4B5B-68BC-4B02-94D6-2FC0DE4A7897} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\yiesrvc.dll
O2 - BHO: YahooTaggedBM Class - {65D886A2-7CA7-479B-BB95-14D1EFB7946A} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\YIeTagBm.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
O2 - BHO: Windows Live Toolbar Helper - {BDBD1DAD-C946-4A17-ADC1-64B5B4FF55D0} - C:\Program Files\Windows Live Toolbar\msntb.dll
O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {BA52B914-B692-46c4-B683-905236F6F655} - (no file)
O3 - Toolbar: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\yt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Windows Live Toolbar - {BDAD1DAD-C946-4A17-ADC1-64B5B4FF55D0} - C:\Program Files\Windows Live Toolbar\msntb.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IMJPMIG8.1] "C:\WINDOWS\IME\imjp8_1\IMJPMIG.EXE" /Spoil /RemAdvDef /Migration32
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NECMFK] C:\Program Files\necmfk\necmfk.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SHRunOnce] C:\Program Files\SmartHobby\SHRunOnce.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [StorageGuard] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sonic\Update Manager\sgtray.exe" /r
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LiquidView] C:\Program Files\LiquidView\lviewj.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SiSUSBRG] C:\WINDOWS\SiSUSBrg.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HFSMOP] C:\WINDOWS\System32\hfsmop.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSPY2002] C:\... Read more
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A:Switching drives with OS

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For sure you shouldn't.
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A:Random switching off

Hello Kie21,probably not malware,please run this..Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.
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Hi. . .

Be sure you have all device drivers for XP x86.

My other thought on this is licensing issues. No problem if you own full retail copies of Vista Ultimate x64 and XP Pro. Otherwise you may run into problems w/ Microsoft Genuine Advantage Program voiding one or both.

Why XP Pro and not Vista x86?

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A:Switching to windows 7

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Hello and welcome to the forum,

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A:switching user

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How much RAM installed?

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A:Switching to Vista x64

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A:Is this possible? Switching computers

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8. Restart Windows for the changes to take effect
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I have a little problem. Whenever I use the switch user command instead of logging off then changing accounts, when the second one is loading, my computer just freezes up. I did a system rollback, used the services tools (manual & automatic), neither worked, and everytime I try to go in, it freezes up, no message, I can move the mouse, and sometimes click something that will activate maybe 2 min later, but the hourglass never goes away. Can anyone give me some help please?
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Ihave a problem swith between account users.

when i first log on everything is fine and logging off is o.k. the problem arises when you log onto a new user and try to log off. It wont let you log off.

The only way is by using ctrl, alt, del and manually logging off.

I have recently installed a wireless internet connection and with the connection being on all the time i wondered if that might be the problem.

I disconnected the connection and everything worked as normal.

Is there a way that you can stay online while switching between users?

Any help would be greatly apreciated....Many Thanks

A:switching users

Try enabling fast user switching, if you haven't already done so. I don't know if this will fix it, but it's worth a shot. Or if it's enabled try disabling it.