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Windows 7: SSD Full,How to keep OS only and use HDD for everything else

13 Jan 2016   #1
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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
SSD Full,How to keep OS only and use HDD for everything else

Hi all,new to this forum.I've been browsing here and haven't quite found the solution I need,although several come close..here is what I want,I just want to know the best and easiest way to go about it.

My 120Gb SSD with Windows 7 on it is full,(some DL's just got sent to the ssd without even asking where to install grr.)
I want to keep 7 on my ssd but put everything else onto a new hdd-is there a way to move the unwanted files on the ssd without corrupting any data? Seem to me I would have to reintsall windows and find a way to direct everything else to hdd.

Am I being clear or should I elaborate?

Thanks for taking the time to read this and any help you can give.


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13 Jan 2016   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You just install another hard drive for data and copy and paste the data over.

Why would you think you have to reinstall windows ?????????

You should not be storing data on the ssd anyway.

Example:


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13 Jan 2016   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Brian.
That is what I call a proper Disk Management. Good job.
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13 Jan 2016   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Impressive - but we have a saying: "People who keep order are only too lazy to search" - sounds better in German, LOL.
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13 Jan 2016   #5
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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
You just install another hard drive for data and copy and paste the data over.

Why would you think you have to reinstall windows ?????????

You should not be storing data on the ssd anyway.

Example:
Thanks for the reply,I know to not store data on the ssd,but my wife and son use this pc also and they have inadvertently put stuff on the ssd-and have used all the space.There must be a way to direct any downl;oad to the disc I want it to go on without having to specify each time,right?

As for reinstalling windows I thought anything I transfer will get corrupted.

I'm checking out some of the tutorials and it seems there are ways,just haven't found it yet
Again thanks for the reply,much appreciated.
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13 Jan 2016   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you let your family play with your computer it will be difficult to keep a clean system. I would get them their own toy.

Regarding the downloads - they usually default to the folder that was last used for downloads.
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13 Jan 2016   #7
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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

another build is in the works but for now,we all must share.
I'm looking for the way to designate all downloads go to the hdd-it would solve 90% of my problem.
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13 Jan 2016   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Just make a first download to a folder in the HDD and ask your family not to change that. This should then always be the default.
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13 Jan 2016   #9
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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

whs,I have done that and stuff still gets sent to my C drive(the ssd) sometimes you don't even get the option to where to send it,example origin-just installed to the ssd even though there is a download folder in place on the hdd.
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13 Jan 2016   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Something is wrong here. I have several systems with 60GB SSDs and none was ever really full. The highest I have ever had is 42GB. Matter of discipline.
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