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Windows 7: Installing software on new SSD

03 Mar 2015   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Thanks Windows Sniper and AddRam. So what I could do is to move bulk items (pictures and music etc) from my C drive (which also contains my OS) to a partitioned 'D' drive until the size of the C drive is smaller than the SSD and then clone the HDD 'C' drive to the SSD.
I have to be honest as to the source of some of my apprehension. My wife (who is much feared by the IT department of the company for which she works ) uses the computer frequently and any speed improvement would not offset any loss of functionality or data without an exchange of more than heated words.

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03 Mar 2015   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Again, thanks to you all. I think that a 120 gig SSD will suffice and a clean reinstall of everything that I need. A good time for a clean out of a lot of junk. My computer is three years old, Intel i5, 1 T hard drive, 8GB of ram with spare SATA 3Gbs and 6Gbs sockets. Everything is on the 'C' drive and much is duplicated. There is a lot of crap that I have accumulated on hard disc and now is perhaps the time to bite the bullet and organise things properly.
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03 Mar 2015   #13
Windows Sniper

Windows 8.1

Would like to point you to a previous thread with a smiliar question.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Windows Sniper View Post
Hey there,

You can still install the OS to the 80Gb, in fact it is probably better that way because you can dedicate the entire drive to it for updates / features or other bits.

I would suggest you install your other programs (Maya, Photoshop) to your second SSD, so they still benefit from the load speed and you utilise the I/O speeds.

As for your documents, you can set your My Documents to actually be set on your 1tb drive, User Folders - Change Default Location This will show you how to do it.

If you then store your videos, images and work files on your larger 1Tb drive, you will have no issues. Plus if your OS fails, your HDD is still likely to be happily whiring away with your data saved on it.

For the rest of the thread.

2 SSD's + HDD - How to set up OS and file structure
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03 Mar 2015   #14
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Why this complicated discussion for such a simple thing.

Install your OS and the programs on the SSD and leave the user data on the HDD. Then right click on the top documents, pictures, etc. folders and INCLUDE them into the appropriate library. Done - that's all you need to do.

If you want to save some space on the SSD, eliminate the hiberfile (if you do not use hibernation). The command is powercfg -h off. If you have 4GB pr more of RAM, reduce the pagefile to 2GB. But that is about all you need to do.

A 128GB SSD is acres of space. I am running with 60GB SSDs since years on 3 desktops and never ran out of space. And I have a LOT of programs.
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