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#1 Chillie

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 07:25 PM

I installed a new SSD and installed windows 7 on it. It starts up and is the main boot disc. But now it is also the main drive and only has 64GB on it. I have a 500GB HDD in there with windows also on it and I'm trying to figure out how to delete it and make it the main disc drive. I only want to use the SSD to boot and run windows 7 and World of Warcraft fater for now. I want to use the 500GD HD as the main drive and storage. At the moment I cant get online on that pc but it does show it on there. How can I remedy this? Thanks. P.S. My computer specs are on my profile if needed.

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 10:29 PM

Ok, I figured out how to delete windows and everything else on my hard drive and my SSD is booting windows like I wanted. But... Now there's another problem. I am trying to install drivers and programs and they're all being saved to the SSD when I want them to save to the hard drive. How can I fix this?

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 10:43 PM

by default, the drivers have to have access to the windows registry to run correctly, which means they install to the primary hard drive. Im not sure if there is a way to install them on a second hard drive off the top of my head, not sure why one would want to-65 gb should be more then enough room for windows and all appropriate hardware drivers.

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 11:05 PM

Well I bought the 64gb SSD (solid state drive) for faster boot times with windows. 64gb was all I could afford and plan to raid it in 2 months once I get some more $. So does that mean I have to put all my drivers in the SSD drive? Including my MB and GPU drivers? Then just move all the programs to the other hard drive?

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 11:26 PM

There would be no point in installing drivers or programs to the second drive, even if there was a way to do it. They both require registry entries to work, so parts of the program have to be installed on the SSD regardless of where the bulk of the program is installed, so once you reformat that SSD when you get the other one for RAID, it will delete all these registry entries, and you will have to reinstall all the drivers and programs anyway. I would keep the drivers, and programs on the SSD, and keep all your files/pictures/music on the 500 gig drive.

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 11:31 PM

There's no way I could fit all my programs on that SSD. After windows7 world of warcraft won't even fit.
I know there is a way to just use that SSD for booting windows and it's programs, I just don't know how to do it. (Sigh) Who knows. I'll figure it out eventually.

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 11:49 PM

windows 7 only needs at most 20 gigs of hard drive space, thats more then enough for windows 7 and all the needed drivers. As far as the programs, when you go to install them all you need to do is in the installation process, it will ask you where to install the game to, all you have to do is select a destination folder on the second hard drive. It will work for all your programs, its your drivers that I dont think you can install to the second hard drive. But you shouldnt need to, drivers are usually small files, I can see your larger programs like WoW needing a lot of space, but drivers shouldnt be a huge issue.

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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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