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The problem is my sig rig. I am using the SSD as a bootdrive and the 500GB as a storage drive, but the issue is, every time I install something, I always choose to install in the storage drive, but somehow whatever I installed will still use the boot drive space. So as of now, my ssd is all filled up and I can run any applications, I keep getting insuffience disk space errors that will prohibit any programs from being run.
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post #2 of 11
Are you telling the program to specifically install to A:? [if A: is your 500GB hard drive] instead of C:? Most of the time you will have to do a "Custom installation" but you should be able to provide your own installation path -
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post #3 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by appleg33k85;13952391 
are you telling the program to specifically install to a:? [if a: Is your 500gb hard drive] instead of c:? Most of the time you will have to do a "custom installation" but you should be able to provide your own installation path -

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post #4 of 11
I've noticed that a few MB will get put on my SSD but never anything to really start eating up its space. I have a 64GB with 25% un alocated and a 1TB RAID-0 with about 400GB of programs installed on it...I have three games on SSD plus the OS and I still have 5GB of 50GBs left

So I would check to see if everything is really going to you HDD
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post #5 of 11
have a look here. this might help you in setting up your rig up correctly when you do your reinstall.

it is very helpfull
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post #6 of 11
By default almost every program will write a minute amount of information to the boot drive, usually in the user folder.
But the actual program should be installed to the drive of your choosing, if you have properly selected it. (May need to use the custom install option)

Following the procedure linked below on a fresh install would set things up so that even your user folder would be on the larger drive.

http://www.overclock.net/ssd/664738-how-setup-ssd-boot-drive-secondary.html

Double check your install to make certain you are installing to your second drive.
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post #7 of 11
I noticed Adobe, for example, will want to download its updates into the user folder. It does, however, offer you a choice of where to save these temp update files. I imagine most programs will want to use the user folder to store their updates in, and if this is the case, your space can get eaten up fast! Look into deleting most of the Windows update files that have already been installed (I.e. the temp files that Windows downloads in order to perform the installation). That should free up a good amount of space.

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post #8 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by matrix2000x2;13952120 
The problem is my sig rig. I am using the SSD as a bootdrive and the 500GB as a storage drive, but the issue is, every time I install something, I always choose to install in the storage drive, but somehow whatever I installed will still use the boot drive space. So as of now, my ssd is all filled up and I can run any applications, I keep getting insuffience disk space errors that will prohibit any programs from being run.

Check the users directory, you should move my docs and stuff to the Hard drive. A lot of PC Games store a lot of data in the my docs folder.

Go in the windows folder and delete all the old windows update uninstallers.

If you have an IPhone Syncing to the system look for IPhone backups they are notorious for taking up disk space on the main drive. They are in the users folder also

Clear temp files and stuff also.

Check system restore and remove some old restore points.

By doing this you may be able to avoid a complete reinstall
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post #9 of 11
Download and run ccleaner if you do not already, it should help a fair amount.

http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download
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Thank you all for the advice and help! I ended reinstalling Win7 and erasing both the booth drive and storage drive according to the guide from the link given.
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