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#1 im_no_good_with_computers

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 09:52 AM

Hi,

I just installed windows 7 32-bit, I installed it on my laptop which already had vista on it, I chose the option to just do a clean install and not upgrade, but I didn't mess with any of the partitions so vista is still on my pc. Anywho, for some reason when ever i try to install a new program it tries to install everthing on the D: drive and says there is not enough space. All of Windows 7 files and data are on the D: drive, I dont think this is correct. How do I get 7 on the C: drive and make sure all the programs I install go automatically to the C: drive?

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 10:06 AM

Hi,

So as you said you left the vista partitions on there and just created a new partition?, what are your system specs.

Go to computer and see what drives are listed and find the sizes of them. Also post a screen shot of the my computer window.

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Posted 02 May 2010 - 02:18 PM

In a dual-boot involving only Windows O/Ses...each O/S booted into is seen as C:. C: is the designation Windows assigns to the system/boot partition and there can be only one at any given time.

Any other partition that exists on the system at that time...can be assigned any drive letter.

Thus...a 2d O/S on a dual-boot may be seen as D: from the other O/S...but it will be seen as C: when booted into.

There is no way that booting into one O/S...will install programs into the other.

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