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Posted On: 2017-09-05 09:29:31
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How can I flip the removable bit on and SD card?

I have a Dell Inspiron with a 32gb eMMC drive. I have a 128gb SD card, and the laptop reads it fine. I would like it to show up as a fixed drive, rather than a removable drive, for Windows Updates, software installation, and so on.
Lexar BootIt does not work.
Also, this is an SD card, not a USB flash drive.

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3 months 6 days ago

Lastly this:

https://www.groovypost.com/howto/howto/create-a-windows-bootable-install-sd-card-or-usb-flash-drive/
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3 months 6 days ago
Thank you sir! I am not currently in a position to test these things, but they may work with some tweaking. I wanted to thank you now, lest I forget later.
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3 months 6 days ago
No prob. I'll help anytime I can. Good luck!

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3 months 6 days ago

or this:

http://www.partition-tool.com/resource/windows-10-partition-manager/install-windows-10-on-external-hard-drive.html
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Part 3

Now let's add the SD card to the libraries
Open Libraries
Click on "Documents"
At the top of the window, click "Manage"
Click "Manage library"
You'll now see a window called "Documents Library Locations", click on "Add"
Navigate to "C:\SD card", then click on the "Documents" folder you created and click "Include folder".
Optional: you can also set the SD card to be the default location to save stuff. Just right click (long tap) on the folder you've just added and then click "Set a default save location".
Repeat the process for the other libraries

Result

Your libraries now include your SD card! Yay! So you can now save things like those albums on photos on your SD card rather than on your tablet to save that precious space.

Remember - if you remove the SD card, you'll break the link, but it will be saved for when you next insert the card.
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Part 2

Now, we're going to create a mount point
Open "Computer"
Navigate to your "C:" drive (or primary drive where Windows is installed).
Create a new folder and call it "SD card".
Now for the fun part. We're going to mount the SD card into the folder we've just created and then "fool" Windows into adding the SD into the libraries.
On the start screen, search for "Disk Management" - it is listed under "settings" as "Create and format hard disk partitions".
Find your removal disk - it will be listed as "Removable". You can check the drive letter and the storage space to ensure that you've got the correct disk.
Right click (long press) on the SD card and choose "Change Drive Letter and Paths..."
Click Add
Ensure "Mount in the following empty NTFS folder" is selected and then click "Browse"
Navigate to "C:\SD card" and select the folder. Click "OK".
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Before we start: if you have any files on your SD move them now. This process will delete any files currently on your SD card.

Firstly, we need to format your SD card to NTFS.
Open "Computer"
Right click (or long tap) on your removable drive and choose "Format..."
Choose "NTFS" from the "File System" drop down menu and click "Start"
Accept the warning
Open the SD card, through "Computer", and create four new folders: "Documents", "Music", "Pictures" and "Videos".
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Now, I had done all of the mounting to folder in C:, but did not do it and link libraries. The ultimate goal was for it to be an area for installation, or even to somehow span C: to the SD card. These are probably far-reaching ideas. I do see what you're doing, and it will help a bit, but is there a way to link say /AppData or even /Users? Your idea is good, but I'm not sure it's the solution to for what I'm trying to accomplish.
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3 months 6 days ago
https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/install-apps-sd-card-windows

Something like this?

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