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Multiple hard drive problem. please help?


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#1 gabeking

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 08:22 PM

I have a sager NP9150 running windows 7 pro and i have one 80gb intel flash SSD that is already filled up and one regular 750GB 7200rpm hard drive as well. The SSD drive is called "Windows (C:)" while the hard drive is called "New Volume (D:)". My problem is that I am trying to install microsoft office from chrome but i keep the typical "hard drive is too full" message already even though my new drive is completely empty. I changed the chrome settings to make sure all downloads are saved in (D:) but whenever I try to run the installation of windows it still says my disk space is too full even though the DL file is saved in the new drive. I've been having the same problem with other large programs i try to install as well, no matter what nothing will install, so does anyone know how to change it so all new files will be installed in the blank hard drive? This is getting frustrating! lol

 

Thanks in advance!



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#2 TsVk!

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:51 AM

even doing a custom installation some essential files will still need to be stored next to the operating system (system files) on the C: drive. So... If there is no room, well, there's no room.

 

Better clean up some space on that SSD, or buy a bigger one... You should have at least 15% free for it to run normally anyhow.

 

You are playing roulette with your OS. A few bad sectors and your pagefile won't be able to re-write the offending data to anywhere else, then you'll have a very expensive paperweight with all your application keys on it.



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Posted 11 September 2013 - 06:41 AM

FWIW:  http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-files/win-7-wont-accept-change-to-default-download/9d9c90c0-e2c8-40c9-9b0e-fa2ee17086ae

 

Since any files other than programs...can manually be moved to the other drive...you could always do that to create additional space.

 

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 08:06 AM

I'm not quite sure on this, but did you already formatted the new harddrive?

For example;

I had a 16GB USB flash drive and wanted to copy a 4gb file to it. It said the USB didn't had enough space.
After formatting it to NTFS it worked.






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