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Windows 7: SSD for is but HDD for applications

07 Jan 2014   #1
ToxicXGL

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
SSD for is but HDD for applications

Hey so I just fresh installed win 7 on a 120gb ssd and I want to store things on my HDD but open them while using my ssd. So basically I can put some games on my ssd but not all games will fit at least I assume so I want some space on the ssd. Is there anyway to install on the HDD but be able to open in the ssd?


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07 Jan 2014   #2
margrave

Size 12
 
 

What exactly is "for is but" ?
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07 Jan 2014   #3
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Where you install something has no effect on whether you can use not or not. So if you SSD is C: and you install games on D: then yes, you can use them while booted from C:
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07 Jan 2014   #4
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

It sounds like you want to install items on your hard drive, but have them accessed by the SSD. Well, your programs have to be installed on the SSD to take advantage of the the SSD's faster load times.
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07 Jan 2014   #5
ToxicXGL

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Well the load time don't matter for every single game but yes so how do I access games on my HDD that aren't installed on my ssd recently installed a new ssd and want to use the installed games from my old hdd
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07 Jan 2014   #6
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Are any of your games using Steam?
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07 Jan 2014   #7
ToxicXGL

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

No its mostly separate applications, I got 3 on origin and the rest are separate
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07 Jan 2014   #8
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Many game programs install a game folder called "My Games" into the "My Documents" folder.
For applicable games, you can install the games onto the SSD, begin game play, save your settings, and exit the game.
This should create a My Games folder on the SSD.
You can then delete the contents for the applicable game in the My Games folder on the SSD and replace it with the exact contents from the HDD.
Provided you did this correctly, you should be able to resume the game from the point that was saved to the HDD.
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07 Jan 2014   #9
ToxicXGL

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks for the help but my question remains as the following I have games installed on my HDD how can I play those games without reinstalling, anyone?
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07 Jan 2014   #10
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ToxicXGL View Post
Well the load time don't matter for every single game but yes so how do I access games on my HDD that aren't installed on my ssd recently installed a new ssd and want to use the installed games from my old hdd
This tells you how to set up your Library so that you can access what you want no matter what disk it is on. New Library - Create
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