Windows 8.1 instalation, multiple hard drives

#1
Hello everyone. First of all, I'm sorry if this has been addressed already, but I've had a good look and couldn't see a solution anywhere.

I currently have Windows 8 installed on my ssd (drive C) with program and user files on drive E where there is more space for large documents and software.

While trying to install 8.1, I receive an error:

'Sorry, it looks like this PC cant run Windows 8.1. This might be because the Users or Program Files folder is being redirected to another partition.'

Does anyone know of a work around for this? Or am i going to need a new installation of Windows with the users on the same drive as the operating system? (I really don't want to do this)

Thanks everyone, Will
 


#4
Hmmm, thanks for the link kemical,

I was hoping that if no one had a solution now, then it would just be a case of waiting for Windows to come up with something, but "Don't even try to relocate user profiles to another partition or disk on a production system running Windows" makes me doubtful they will help.
 


kemical

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#5
Yeah I guess it depends on your SSD size but I have a 250GB and just use that for Win 8.1, Office 2013 and one or two games. It still leaves me over 140GB which for me is plenty although I do have a SATA 2 drive which is used for everything else. Windows 8/8.1 is very SSD 'aware' and as soon as one is installed it will configure Windows accordingly. This page is quite handy:

http://www.tweakhound.com/2012/11/14/windows-8-ssd-settings-etc/
 


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