I would like to say "A BIG THANK YOU" to all of you that have responded so far.
I am looking through your very useful suggestions and will keep you updated on my findings.
Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker
You can, but it's not recommended. Programs write registry keys which integrate them into the OS.
Every backup image made should have the additional programs partition included so that you can reimage them together, unlike User filies being separated out to another partition which is a practical way to keep them current if you reimage the OS partition.
Have you moved your User files to another HD partition? User Folders - Change Default Location
@gregrocker - I am in the process of doing just that as you suggested .. Thanks for the heads up...
@ccatlett1984 - Very usefull and something I will look into further. THANKS !
Quote: Originally Posted by whs
I would reinstall the "biggies" and direct them to a folder on the 1TB HDD.
@whs - To verify, when installing a "biggie" do I just install it to my 1TB drive in a new folder e.g. "Games" ? - Thanks for your input ! You guys rock !