Windows 10: Win 10 on SSD - Data on 2nd drive

Discus and support Win 10 on SSD - Data on 2nd drive in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi All I know there have been variants on this topic and a few Q's and A's answered within threads, but I was just wondering how many people have... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Intrepid, Jan 27, 2020.

  1. Intrepid Win User

    Win 10 on SSD - Data on 2nd drive


    Hi All

    I know there have been variants on this topic and a few Q's and A's answered within threads, but I was just wondering how many people have recently used an affordable SSD (256GB-ish) with a large spinny HD for storage. All I want to do is keep the OS and progs on the SSD (CWin 10 on SSD - Data on 2nd drive :) and use the HD (EWin 10 on SSD - Data on 2nd drive :) for data (Office docs, pictures etc).

    I have tried this already and used the Win 10 "Change where content is saved" method where I've selected E: for Documents, Music, Photos + vids, and left Apps, Films +TV and Offline maps on C:

    However, I ended up with a Program FIles folder and a WindowsApps folder on E: I have tried this twice from a fresh install on the SSD and re-formatted the data drive so as to start from fresh. All I want on E: is what I ask for (not these two system folders).

    Does anyone know how I can simply make my data drive just for my data and not have any system related nonsense on it? I would even entertain a 3rd party program if it made life easy, as long as it was reliable. Alternatively, has anyone found this issue so insurmountable that they've found a policy method or used a script or something. I ask this as I can see other people having issues along these lines elsewhere. Cheers all.

    :)
     
    Intrepid, Jan 27, 2020
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  2. crownele Win User

    Hard drives listed as SSD drives

    Upgraded to Win 10 Pro from Win 7 Pro.

    Have 2 Hard drives in Raid 1 set up.

    Win 10 lists these drives as SSD drives in System Properties.

    How do I change the listing of these drives to HD so I can optimize them?
     
    crownele, Jan 27, 2020
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  3. tengeezer Win User
    How to view 2nd drive?


    Nope, not listed.

    About half an hour ago I checked to see whether it's faulty, so ran it as a primary drive in AHCI mode. Win10 installed perfectly, in just a few minutes. So drive is fine.
     
    tengeezer, Jan 27, 2020
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  4. Law K Win User

    Win 10 on SSD - Data on 2nd drive

    Can windowsold.wim save a corrupt Windows 10 SSD Drive?

    Q: What is the exact steps to take a corrupted Win 10 machine and reverting it back to Win 7 using the Windowsold.wim data manually?

    I recently upgraded my Win 7 Ultimate, 64-bit computer to win 10. After just a few days, the computer crashed. All attempts to repair, restore or go back to Win 7 have failed. Here are the details.

    The OS was installed on a Intel SSDSA, 100gb drive. Most of the data is on a separate terabyte drive. Win 10 wanted more space than what was available so I installed another SSD drive and let Win 10 use this drive (more later).

    After just a few days, Win 10 did some updates. That's when the SSD drive holding the system files crashed.

    I created a windows 10 disk using the media creation tool. Using the Win 10 disk, I went into every advanced repair tool, but was unable to get any positive results.

    Going into the command prompt, I used the following commands:

    echo list volume | diskpart

    The SSD drive is now RAW. Chkdsk does not work as it cannot recognize the drive. The OS cannot be found when using this command:

    bcdedit | find /i "OSDEVICE"

    sfc /scannow, also does not work.

    I tried several other commands they likewise did not work.

    I tested the RAM and Cables as well.

    Placing the SSD into another Win 10 machine was something I did early. This Win 10 machine said the SSD needed to be formatted.

    I have come to the opinion that my SSD drive holding the system files is corrupt beyond repair. There is not much else to try.

    I mentioned that I tried to revert back to win 7, but the win 10 repair tools could not find the files to use.

    MANUALLY REVERTING BACK TO PREVIOUS WINDOW QUESTION:

    As mentioned, Win 10 did not have enough space to install and prompted me to provide it. I installed another SSD hoping Win 10 would install there. Win 10 only placed temp files there.

    On this second SSD, I can see the following folder:

    $windows.~tmp

    In a sub-folder, I see:

    Windowsold.wim.

    According to what I read, it is possible to use these files to restore my win 7 system files. It is just a matter of renaming and copying them over to a working HD. Everything I read shows how to do it for win versions less than 10. Please see:

    Windows.old folder - Restore into a new installation - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Q: What is the exact steps to take a corrupted Win 10 machine and reverting it back to Win 7 using the Windowsold.wim data manually?

    Thank you very much.
     
    Law K, Jan 27, 2020
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