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Windows 7: Current c:/ drive is my solid state..which is full..how do I switch?


31 Jan 2012   #1

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Current c:/ drive is my solid state..which is full..how do I switch?

Ok..so I have a small problem

My current SSD is set as my c:/ drive..which is now full..

My current HD is set as my e:/ drive..which has 500Gb of space left..

My question is...how do I make my current e:/ drive into my main c:/ ?

Of course I would like to do this without having to do a fresh install.
Can anyone help me out? :confused:



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31 Jan 2012   #2

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Hello Azearoth. Welcome to the Forum.

You will want to keep the OS on the SSD. Everyone here will drop to their knees and cry if you don't.

So that leads to the question: how big is the SSD and what do you have on it?

What most folks do, particularly when using a small-ish SSD, is install only the OS and maybe a few hard drive hungry, high end programs or games on it. They then install all other programs and all of their user files on the "spinner".

To free up space you could uninstall programs one at a time and reinstall them on the spinner. User files can be cut and paste. And you can redirect the default "My Documents" folder to the other drive too.

Hope that helps.
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31 Jan 2012   #3

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No no I intend to keep my OS on the SSD.

My ssd is only a 60gb..

I have World of Warcraft on it ( lol )
And a couple other games, so if I just start installing things on my HD and uninstall whats on my SDD (what I don't need on there) I should be a ok...right?
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31 Jan 2012   #4

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I believe I have figured this out now, thanks for the help, and thanks for the greeting to Sevenforums..

I hope to be browsing on here a lot now
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31 Jan 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

From what I know, WoW takes up a ton of space, and should have been installed to the data drive in the first place. When I used a small SSD, I had it as my C drive. I had a 1 TB HDD as my D drive (I moved drive letters around to make my optical drive E. I created a folder on D called Games and installed all of my games there, rather than put them on the SSD.

So, to make a long story short, you should be able to uninstall, then reinstall your games, such as WoW, to your data drive.
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