Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Brand new SSD installed on my Laptop, what to do now?

18 Jun 2014   #1
WindowsOP

Windows Ultimate x64
 
 
Brand new SSD installed on my Laptop, what to do now?

Here's what I've done,

I removed my old HDD from my laptop. [ I will be buying a 2nd caddy and replace the CD/DVD drive later]
I put my SanDisk 256GB Ultra Plus SSD
Installed a clean Windows 7 OS onto Disk 0 Unallocated space. I didn't create a partition.
I finished downloading & installing Windows Updates.

What to do now?
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

I want to use my old HDD that I replaced with my SSD and use it as storage (Programs and Data).

I want to reduce writes to your SSD because I read that SSD's have limited amount of writes before they start to fail. How do I change the location of the System Temp folder, Internet Temp folder, and all the other folders from saving onto a SSD to a HDD?

How do I change the USER folder file (libraries, documents, music, pictures, videos) to my HDD?

Do I move the Program Files and Program Files (x86) to the HDD as well or create a new program files to separate which important programs to install on SSD and hdd?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
18 Jun 2014   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello WindowsOP,

Today's SSDs will last just as long if not longer than HDDs.

I would recommend to leave all that on your SSD to maintain performance.

Plus, you risk corrupting Windows and/or your user profile when moving system folders like this if a mistake is made.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jun 2014   #3
WindowsOP

Windows Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello WindowsOP,

Today's SSDs will last just as long if not longer than HDDs.

I would recommend to leave all that on your SSD to maintain performance.

Plus, you risk corrupting Windows and/or your user profile when moving system folders like this if a mistake is made.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Can I move all my sub-folders in C:\Users\NAME to my HDD or the entire C:\Users\NAME ?

my documents, music, pictures, videos, saved games, searches, links, downloads, favorites, desktop, contacts, and app data folder.

The reason why I'm adding the replacing the cd/dvd drive with another hdd is to save all my documents, music, pictures, videos, etc to the HDD. Keep the SSD seperate for installing programs only and the main OS.

Doing this, will corrupt windows and my user profile? There are no system folders in my C:\Users\Name are there?

Otherwise, what you're saying is to save all my documents, downloads, to my SSD which only has a capacity of 256gb?

I want to be able to use the HDD to store all my downloads, saved documents, photos, etc to a HDD rather than use it on a SSD.

Any guidance? I've never done this before..
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

18 Jun 2014   #4
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jun 2014   #5
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Put your OS and Programs on the SSD. Your Documents, Music, etc can go on the HDD. This will make your programs open faster being on the SSD. You will have plenty of room. Windows 7 only takes about 30 GB.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jun 2014   #6
WindowsOP

Windows Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Put your OS and Programs on the SSD. Your Documents, Music, etc can go on the HDD. This will make your programs open faster being on the SSD. You will have plenty of room. Windows 7 only takes about 30 GB.
To do this, do I change the user folder default location to the HDD drive?

All the folders in the User folder right?

User Folders - Change Default Location
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Jun 2014   #7
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsOP View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Put your OS and Programs on the SSD. Your Documents, Music, etc can go on the HDD. This will make your programs open faster being on the SSD. You will have plenty of room. Windows 7 only takes about 30 GB.
To do this, do I change the user folder default location to the HDD drive?

All the folders in the User folder right?

User Folders - Change Default Location
WindowsOP,

If you like, I would recommend to do what's in the yellow tip box at the top of the tutorial instead of actually moving all the user folders in your user profile folder to the HDD.

It'll be easier and safer to do.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Brand new SSD installed on my Laptop, what to do now?




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
BSOD Fresh Win7 Install - Brand new laptop - No AV installed
So I have a Dell XPS 17 laptop that is pretty much brand new (bought in June, pulled out of the box in September). First thing I did was download Windows 7 torrent. Wipe the drives and install it with the intentions of activating it using my OEM key. Everything installed fine all hardware was...
BSOD Help and Support
BSOD on a brand new machine freshly installed windows 7
hey, bought a new machine as part of my new home studio, installed windows 7 all the hardware drivers which came with it, ran windows update and installed all the recommended packages, since the day after i keep getting around 2-3 bsod's a day and its been a week since. couldnt find any solution on...
BSOD Help and Support
BSOD's brand new build, nothing installed yet
Hello, like the subject line says I just built a new machine a couple weeks ago. Right away I started getting blue screens, almost all of them happened within the first 1-2 minutes after logging into windows, a couple times immediately after logging in. It happened before I even launched any...
BSOD Help and Support
BRAND NEW Laptop Keeps Crashing
Hello. I received my new laptop from DELL around July 1st. Its XPS 15Z i7 core 2620M @ CPU 2.70GHZ I was pretty excited to use it. However it started crashing the first day with BSOD. Imagine my frustration... I blamed on the installation of wrong version of software( 32bit instead of...
BSOD Help and Support
BSOD on Brand New Laptop. Please help!
I'm not very computer savvy and was hoping someone here can help me out. My Laptop is a brand new Asus G73JW-A1...less than 2 weeks old. I've been getting some random BSODs while just browsing the internet. I believe it may have something to do with my USB slots? I've noticed on 2 occasions...
BSOD Help and Support
BSOD on brand new laptop
hello first of all this is the first time i visit this site, so tell me if i dont include any crucial information. (a) anyway, i bought my laptop from HP (model Pavilion dv6-2165eo Entertainment) just 10 days ago. very soon i started having problems with BSOD. sometimes i get them twice in an...
BSOD Help and Support


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 17:11.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App