hard drive allocation

  noobtype 13:09 28 Mar 2010
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I have 2 500gb hard drives, and one is nearly full, the other empty. How do I tell the PC to use the other drive?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:13 28 Mar 2010

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When installing programs do not use the Dfault or express instal instead select Custom and browse to the other drive to install the programs there.

  noobtype 21:08 28 Mar 2010

Isn't there a straightforward pick your hard drive option? If I let the firdt one max out at 500gb will the second one automatically kick in?

  noobtype 21:10 28 Mar 2010

What I meant to say is, can I make the second hard drive the default drive?

  canarieslover 21:29 28 Mar 2010

Do what Fruit Bat /\0/\ says. There is no way that your OS will recognise that your drive is full and use the other drive. There is a danger that you might corrupt your file allocation tables if you completely fill the C: drive and that would give you much greater problems. By moving your Documents folder to D: all the programs that currently save to that location will still do so but on the D: drive.

  noobtype 21:42 28 Mar 2010

Ok I will - just looks a little daunting for a nooby, messing with the registry. When I bought the pc is was a 1000gb stripe set up, but it crashed badly and I had to re-ghost the whole thing, only failed to get the stripe set up back so now i have these 2 separate drives.

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