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#1 UNITxKCV

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 08:40 PM

Ok this is what I am wanting to do;

 

I want the SSD to ONLY have windows 7 installed on it. 

 

I want everything else to be saved default to my 1 TB HDD

 

This is a MSI GP60 2PE Leopard if that gives any different perspective.

 

 



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Posted 09 February 2015 - 09:02 PM

Welcome,

Every program you install will have to make a connection into the operating system. This means that the bulk of the program can be on a secondary drive and all of your data files can reside there as well. But, a portion of each program will be connected to the OS and also reside on the SSD.

You just have to be very careful installing your programs. Be sure to specify the drive, otherwise the default is to install on the same drive with the OS.

 

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 09:48 PM

Hi UNITxKCV :)

If you want, there's really good guide that exists on Overclock.net about the optmization of Windows when you're using a SSD (with the OS on it) and a HDD. I strongly suggest you to go throught it since there's a few things you might want to set up properly to get the maximum performance out of that setup.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 02:05 AM

That you both very much I am looking into the solutions you guys gave me.



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Posted 10 February 2015 - 02:16 AM

 

I want the SSD to ONLY have windows 7 installed on it.

How big is the SSD, I would suggest a minimum  of 256GiB, I have a 128 GiB SSD and I regret not buying the bigger 1 now. I use it in a Netbook with Linux.

 

Welcome,

Every program you install will have to make a connection into the operating system. This means that the bulk of the program can be on a secondary drive and all of your data files can reside there as well. But, a portion of each program will be connected to the OS and also reside on the SSD.

You just have to be very careful installing your programs. Be sure to specify the drive, otherwise the default is to install on the same drive with the OS.

 

Dick

 

Hi UNITxKCV :)

If you want, there's really good guide that exists on Overclock.net about the optmization of Windows when you're using a SSD (with the OS on it) and a HDD. I strongly suggest you to go throught it since there's a few things you might want to set up properly to get the maximum performance out of that setup.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds

 

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 08:16 AM

No problem UNITxKCV :) And Nick, I'll be buying a 256GB Crucial MX100 SSD today for my laptop, hopefully it'll be big enough :P

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