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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

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    Hello,

    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

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    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

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    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>

    http://www.examcram2.com/articles/article.asp?p=332154&seqNum=3&rl=1
     
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