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    WINDOWS DIRECTORY LOCATION

    A friend installed WIN 98 to his D drive rather than C. He has his hard drive partitioned into C and D. Does installing Windows to the D drive cause a problem?

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    Re: WINDOWS DIRECTORY LOCATION

    Does it start up?
    I have never seen any Win 9X OS ever run from any drive but C?

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: WINDOWS DIRECTORY LOCATION

    D would have to be the Active Partition in order for it to boot. It shouldn't hurt otherwise to my knowledge.

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    Re: WINDOWS DIRECTORY LOCATION

    Windows might work fine, but some applications might not. I've seen applications that just assume (instead of checking) that the windows directory is on the C drive and fail when it is elsewhere. Even having the directory anything but C:Windows can cause some applications trouble.

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    Re: WINDOWS DIRECTORY LOCATION

    > D would have to be the Active Partition in order for it to boot

    I agree. But that's for booting.

    One ought to be able to boot from C (that's BIOS etc.) but have all the Windows files on drive D.

    I also agree with other posts that say many apps assume Windows is on drive C.

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