I just got a new computer, first time in years. It's a gaming computer, which I haven't had in even longer.
It has Windows on an SSD drive. I didn't understand the setup and when installing some stuff, I let those programs choose their path. In one day I ended up running out of memory, clicked on "My Computer" and found that there were actually two drives.
I uninstalled everything and reinstalled onto the D: drive. It was a pain. I couldn't put Chrome on since it won't let me choose a different path, so I'm having to learn a new browser too.
I've been keeping a close eye on the drive. Even despite my best efforts, space is being taken up. After I uninstalled everything, I had 85 GB free. It's been a week and now I'm down to 80 GB free.
I do have a desktop, not a laptop, and when I bought it I specifically asked if desktops are still upgradeable, like in the old days (which in my case means back when Intel and AMD CPUs were shaped the same and either could be installed in any motherboard). I was told that it is upgradeable.
So what is so great about SSD drives? Why shouldn't I figure out how to swap the order of the drives and use the reinstall disk to put Windows on the current D: drive (1 TB size). Would it be worth it to keep the same configuration and just get a bigger SSD drive? How much risk is there of those 80 GB being swallowed up if I keep installing to D:?
I haven't messed with the guts of a computer in a very long time (see above reference to CPUs). I'm assuming the general theory hasn't changed, but I could be wrong there too. All this new stuff is greek to me. Please be very idiot-conscious and use simple words when answering my questions.