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Moving WinXP System Folder to Dynamic Volume

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by firecraker, Jul 13, 2007.

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  1. firecraker

    firecraker Thread Starter

    Jul 13, 2007

    I initially used hardware RAID 0 (fakeraid) to speed up my pc. However, I can't easily use linux due to drivers being closed source, and I feel that, atleast with my raid controller, hardware raid is infact slower than software raid, after doing alot of benchmarking.

    I converted both discs in windows to dynamic, and created stripped volumes. The problem is Windows itself is on the simple system volume, and can't be installed on a stripped dynamic volume.

    So, is there any way I can move, or, how much of the windows system folder and program files folder and documents and settings folder can I move onto the stripped dynamic volume and still have windows boot? How do I configure things so that programs, and any newly installed programs install into the folders on the dynamic volume?

    i heard many accounts of it being possible, but I can't find anything on google.

    lengthy instructions are no problem, actually desirable and greatly appreciated :)
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    Boy, you are really trying to make this an unstable mess, aren't you! Do yourself a favor and just buy something like a WD Raptor for the Windows disk and call it good.
  3. DefConDelta


    Jul 12, 2007
    Apparently you have the "need for speed" ...haha....Also, you like to live dangerously.

    All your programs etc will be strewn out between 2 disks which is very very difficult to recover if one hard drive bites the dust.

    I don't understand what you're worried about as far as the op system>

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