Placing Installer and SoftwareDistribution on another partition breaks Windows Update

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  1. LiteOS

    LiteOS MDL Expert

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    #1 LiteOS, Apr 22, 2015
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    Hey

    Im trying to lower the ssd footprint by moving those folders to hdd partition
    but its breaks the windows update

    anyone know how to fix ? mb via regedit
     
  2. Stripakulina

    Stripakulina MDL Member

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    How you did it? With symbolic link?
     
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  3. LiteOS

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    with diskpart assign mount
     
  4. Stripakulina

    Stripakulina MDL Member

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    Try this method. Create a folder on your hdd and name it "My symbolic links folders". Copy SoftwareDistribution folder from your ssd into it. Now you need to delete original SoftwareDistribution folder.
    Open Command prompt and type: mklink /d "C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution" "D:\My symbolic links folders\SoftwareDistribution" and hit Enter.
    The copying of full original folder is not really needed, you just can create a new empty SoftwareDistribution folder but it is important do delete original one before making a symbolic link.
     
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  5. Yasser Da Silva

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    I will try this ...
     
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