Make one Partition C: from two

Discussion in 'Acronis Disk Director Suite' started by needhelpplease, Jul 18, 2009.

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  1. needhelpplease

    needhelpplease Registered Member

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    Hi there,

    i got one HDD with two partitions C: and D:

    C: is where Windows are installed.
    D: contains all installed Programms.

    Now i want to make one partition (C:) from c: and d: where everythign is installed.

    Can Acronis DDS do that? Without to crash any Programm installed? I mean can i run any program after combining both partitions to one?

    Example: Firefox is installed on D: So in the registry is saved that FF is installed there. Now i finally got one partition (c:) out of c: and d: can i now start FF? Or does it say "drive d: not found" or smth. else?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. CircleGirl

    CircleGirl Registered Member

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    It looks like you will need to reinstall with all apps on c drive as combining both will not jibe as far as i know.

    The usual way is to have all apps and the os on the c drive and then have the os point to a separate partition as the data partition. I have not seen a partitioning solution where the apps are coherently divided onto a separate partition without problems somewhere.

    I am a novice so perhaps there is a solution among the more experienced members of this forum...?
     
  3. Howard Kaikow

    Howard Kaikow Registered Member

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    Well, if you have the stomach for it, for the most part you can change the drive letters in the registry, and within particular configuration/install/uninstall files. There would be thousands of changes to be made.

    I did this about 6 years go. I copied an OS from drive F to drive G and was lucky, only missed 1 or changes.

    One needs to use a good registry editor, e.g., Registry Workshop. It costs $29.95 but is the best of all that I have tried.

    However, it is safer to bite the bullet and just re-install apps.
    Next time I created an OS, I did it from scratch.
     
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