My current PC has been setup using these extremely well written notes
for relocation of User folders & ProgramData folder. This worked very easily & has given me no problems. I am however not sure if I actually got any benefit from it. There was 1 biggish downfall though - having moved ProgramData to HDD Windows 7 System Image must include both drives now in image (but too big) - so I use Paragon.
So now I've reviewed these 2 articles on Clean Windows 7
Install & SSD Install
but I'm still a little unsure
. Initially I was 'worried' that ProgramData, Pagefile, etc would create lots of read/writes to SSD & shorten its life. Is that worrying too much? I now read that moving Pagefile, turning off Superfetch, etc is just not necessary.
So new superfast PC & 256GB SSD on its way to me
- thinking I might just do normal install of ALL
OS to SSD (inc ProgramData, Pagefile, etc) & then just move User folders using Properties / Location off SSD. SSD space is no issue really.
Thoughts? I'm thinking that Windows 7 System Image should then just image SSD & not need HDD as well in image (but not sure about that).
Any feedback or other tutorials which may help would be greatly appreciated.