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#1 screaminseahawk

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Posted 29 January 2016 - 07:16 AM

So I recently decided to upgrade my Alienware x51 r2 PC by adding a 1 TB SSD, while still using my 1 TB HDD. I followed a YouTube video that made the hardware install easy. I also cloned my C drive (HDD) to my new D drive (SSD) with no issues. I know how to get into bios during startup and change the load order to load Windows from my SSD instead of HDD, BUT how do I make my D drive become my C drive and C drive become my D drive, without physically changing it by hardware placement? I'd ask the guy on YouTube, but he doesn't seem to keep up with questions very well. It did work on his PC though. So I know it's possible. Thanks ahead of time!

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Posted 29 January 2016 - 07:58 AM

Go into disk management, change the the current C to E, then change D to C.  Then change E to D.



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Posted 29 January 2016 - 08:25 AM

I'll try that when I get home! Thank you!!!

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Posted 29 January 2016 - 11:39 PM

That worked! Thanks!

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Posted 15 February 2016 - 05:00 PM

Hi, I just added a Samsung SSD drive to my system, I cloned the former system drive, hooked it up to a AHCI compatible SATA connector, Changed the CMOS so it was the system drive, but am having no luck running in AHCI mode. I am running Windows 7 SP1 x64 Professional and a Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3. The drive works fine in IDE but won't load in AHCI. I tried altering two noted registry entries that seem to be a common fix for systems that didn't originally have a system drive that was in AHCI mode. Any suggestions? 

Thanks for any suggestions!



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Posted 18 February 2016 - 12:14 PM

Hi, I just added a Samsung SSD drive to my system, I cloned the former system drive, hooked it up to a AHCI compatible SATA connector, Changed the CMOS so it was the system drive, but am having no luck running in AHCI mode. I am running Windows 7 SP1 x64 Professional and a Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3. The drive works fine in IDE but won't load in AHCI. I tried altering two noted registry entries that seem to be a common fix for systems that didn't originally have a system drive that was in AHCI mode. Any suggestions? 

Thanks for any suggestions!

 

Try Windows startup repair. Also RAID mode instead AHCI may help even it sounds strange.



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Posted 19 February 2016 - 01:27 PM

For what it"s worth:  When there are multiple installs of Windows...the one booted into becomes C: automatically.  There is no permanent designation of C: when multipboot scenarios exist.  The one booted into becomes C:.

 

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