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Windows 7: Looking to Upgrade to a New SSD

27 Mar 2013   #91
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

@ Pantz,

If I read your picture right, your David-XXX folders are on D which I assume is a partition on the spinner. To those you move your own folders, but e.g. not the My Documents or My Videos folder on your picture. Just your subfolders within those.

And especially in My Documents, there may be a few program generated folders (e.g. Gimp, Macrium, Format Factory does that). Do not move those.

PS: You guys are tough customers. Can easily wear out an old man. LOL.


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27 Mar 2013   #92
COMPUTIAC

Windows 8.1.1 64bit
 
 

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Right.
Thank you,
you are a God !

One last question; can I safely move Dragon Naturally Speaking to the HDD and still have it function properly ?
A program you cannot just move. You have to uninstall it on the SSD and then reinstall it. During the reinstallation, you can direct the installer to put it into a predefined folder on the HDD - if it lets you. That does not work for each and every program.
OK, I gotcha now. I was afraid that would be the answer for programs, not even going to attempt it.

Again, Thank's a big whole heap !

Sorry, didn't mean to beat up on an old man, I'll try to remember the next time I take a swing at you !
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27 Mar 2013   #93
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Lol, WHS, I usually just point people to a tutorial.....I'm going to have to step it up! Good job buddy.
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27 Mar 2013   #94
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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Lol, WHS, I usually just point people to a tutorial.....I'm going to have to step it up! Good job buddy.
Yeah, these youngens need all the help they can get. It's called spoon feeding.
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28 Mar 2013   #95
Pantz

Genuine windows 7X64
 
 

Hello again,
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Lol, WHS, I usually just point people to a tutorial.....I'm going to have to step it up! Good job buddy.
Yeah, these youngens need all the help they can get. It's called spoon feeding.
well if 50+ is young then i am young,

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@ Pantz,

If I read your picture right, your David-XXX folders are on D which I assume is a partition on the spinner. To those you move your own folders, but e.g. not the My Documents or My Videos folder on your picture. Just your subfolders within those.

And especially in My Documents, there may be a few program generated folders (e.g. Gimp, Macrium, Format Factory does that). Do not move those.

PS: You guys are tough customers. Can easily wear out an old man. LOL.
Yes WHS you are reading it right..... David XXX Folders are on the D Partition on the spinner.

So i cam move my profile Folders to the David XXX Folders on D Spinner ?

Ans yes WHS did a great job, i even gave him a REP ....
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28 Mar 2013   #96
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I am a bit confused about the word 'Profile Folders'. Are those folders you created yourself ??

Btw. You have the age of my son - still young. And thanks for the rep.
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28 Mar 2013   #97
Pantz

Genuine windows 7X64
 
 

Hello Again, I re-read the post again, maybe i am missing something ?

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That's about right. You have to also change the boot order in the BIOS so that the SSD is second in line (the CD/DVD drive should always be first). Else your PC will not find the SSD and boot from the old system.

The user data I would leave on the HDD. From the SSD system, right click on Documents, Music, etc. and INCLUDE those into the respective libraries.

Even better, with your old system still in place, make an independent Data Partition, define a Documents, Music, etc. folder in that new partition and move your stuff there. Then it is not tied to your old system partition which you might want to delete one day anyhow. Then apply the INCLUDE to those folders.

Important: before you create a new partition on the HDD, make sure you have only 3 (or less) primary partitions on the HDD. Check in Disk Management.
I have done the above, i think i should have said user data. the only thing that are in those folders on the SSD, is what Windows installed there, Except in the Documents folder on the SSD, are limited programs i installed for the MB.( MB Software) As of now there is nothing in the DAVID XXXX Folders on the D partition


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28 Mar 2013   #98
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Well, then the day you load up pictures and music, or make videos, or produce your own documents, Then they should go into your folders on D. My user data folders on the spinner have gotten quite big over time. I have a lot of videos and music.
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28 Mar 2013   #99
Pantz

Genuine windows 7X64
 
 

Hello Again. OK, so everything is OK , I may want to put the David XXX folders on a Different partition, since the D Partition is getting full. just follow previous steps, and put them on a Different, and put all docs, videos. music in the appropriate folders on that partition from now on ?

Thanks
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28 Mar 2013   #100
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you define them on a different partition, you will have to INCLUDE them again into the appropriate libraries. You may then want to get rid of the old D partition entries. Just right click on each library in the left pane > Properties > highlight the D entry > click the Remove button > Apply (important).
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