After Install - Move C:\Users to D:\Users
OS: Windows 7 Professional x64
SSD: 120GB "C:\"
RAID: 1TB "D:\"
DVDs: F: and G:
I have a small SSD drive "C:\" where Windows 7 Pro x64 is installed. I don't want C:\Users to be on the SSD, but on the 1TB Raid drive "D:\".
Found 2 possible solutions (that won't work):
1. MS recommends to do this during the install of Win7 x64 with an install instruction xml file. That would be fine if their OS actually would let you install Windows with an SSD and other hard drives mounted during the install. But there is a bug that Windows won't install to the SSD unless you disconnect all other drives.
2. Boot on the Windows install media and run ROBOCOPY and MKLINK to copy and create junctions so Windows doesn't really know that C:\Users is D:\Users. That would probably work great except for the fact that my Raid drive doesn't show up unless I load the driver. But the command: " mlink c:\Users d:\Users /j " doesn't make sense because during the install, C:\Users is really D:\Users, and the Raid drive is J:\ So I hesitate to even try it and delete my original C:\Users directory.
I know all about the Right Click on the My Pictures and move it...I don't want to do that...
Family member recommended I ask here.