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Windows 7: Installing 64-bit Home Premium with both Solid State/Regular Harddrive

05 Nov 2011   #1
Cellidor

Windows7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Installing 64-bit Home Premium with both Solid State/Regular Harddrive

So here's the thing. I'm installing my actual Winodws 7 OS onto a solid state drive, but I'm installing most everything else on my computer to the regular drive.

The reason for this is so that I can have windows 7 (and perhaps one or two programs) running wonderfully fast on the solid state, while everything else can go on the much larger regular drive (My solid state is only 56 GB, while my regular hard drive is 1TB)

Is there anything special I have to do during/after installation because of this? I've heard of things like defragmentation, prefetch, superfetch, etc; but I'm not well versed in specific windows programs and features, so I'm unsure if these are things I need to focus or worry about. I've had numerous issues in the past with my computer having mysterious errors that require a reinstall to fix, so I want to make sure I do things -right- this time!


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06 Nov 2011   #2
cluberti

Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Nope, other than changing the installation directory of the programs you wish to have on the larger mechanical drive when you install them (so they don't go into C:\Program Files on the SSD). You may also wish to move your profile there, if you expect it to be large (or perhaps certain folders from your profile only).
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06 Nov 2011   #3
Cellidor

Windows7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cluberti View Post
Nope, other than changing the installation directory of the programs you wish to have on the larger mechanical drive when you install them (so they don't go into C:\Program Files on the SSD). You may also wish to move your profile there, if you expect it to be large (or perhaps certain folders from your profile only).
Ahh, good! Just wanted to make sure, thank you for your input.
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