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yes

okay, aside from this I should also move all my user folders to the hdd from the ssd correct? so I will just have an empty user folder in the ssd?

then I will no longer have to worry about downloads installing in my precious ssd space right? smile.gif

I only have 88GB of my 128GB ssd after installing windows, installing drivers, and installing the windows updates

edit: also will the files in the "programs files and the programs files x86 folders stay untouched in the ssd when i make identical ones in the hdd?
Edited by Fallacy - 5/28/12 at 12:30am
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yes

okay, aside from this I should also move all my user folders to the hdd from the ssd correct?
I only recommend moving the user folders. I wouldn't bother with the first thing you asked about.
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so I will just have an empty user folder in the ssd?
When you click your account name in the start menu your user folders that you move such as docs, pics, music, etc will still show there, they just will not be located at "C:\Users\UserNameHere" on the drive.

For example I moved my desktop, downloads, docs, music, pics, and video folders to my secondary drive. Those folders do not show up at "C:\Users\Sean, " but instead my D: drive in the location I set and still appear in the window when you click the start button and click your account name. The folders I did not move such as the Contacts, Favorites, Links, Saved Games, and Searches folders are still located at "C:\Users\Sean."
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then I will no longer have to worry about downloads installing in my precious ssd space right? smile.gif
Installing to the SSD or downloading to the SSD?
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I only have 88GB of my 128GB ssd after installing windows, installing drivers, and installing the windows updates
Did you shrink page file and delete the hibernation file?
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edit: also will the files in the "programs files and the programs files x86 folders stay untouched in the ssd when i make identical ones in the hdd?
yes
post #3123 of 5384
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I only recommend moving the user folders. I wouldn't bother with the first thing you asked about.
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so I will just have an empty user folder in the ssd?
When you click your account name in the start menu your user folders that you move such as docs, pics, music, etc will still show there, they just will not be located at "C:\Users\UserNameHere" on the drive.
For example I moved my desktop, downloads, docs, music, pics, and video folders to my secondary drive. Those folders do not show up at "C:\Users\Sean, " but instead my D: drive in the location I set and still appear in the window when you click the start button and click your account name. The folders I did not move such as the Contacts, Favorites, Links, Saved Games, and Searches folders are still located at "C:\Users\Sean."
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then I will no longer have to worry about downloads installing in my precious ssd space right? smile.gif
Installing to the SSD or downloading to the SSD?

For instance after setting up my new build (installing windows, installing drivers, installing windows updates) I went to download google chrome and microsoft security essentials. After downloading these were automatically installed into my ssd. I only have 88GB left of my 128GB ssd, so my question is how to prevent my ssd to continue being used up for non-important files (I want to save the space for my more important files/applications). What will moving the user folders do exactly? I want to be able to specify where everything is downloaded, so that my ssd isnt filled up before my hdd space is even touched
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usrclass.dat and another file wouldnt copy due its opened and used by windows.. i just tried to copy all.. is this bad?
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AMD = failzor. tongue.gif

Lol, it works out fine for me. Patiently waiting for the funds to upgrade to an SSD. Intel will come later. wink.gif

Oh btw I realized I didn't run the cmd prompt as admin and that's why the physical sector info wasn't displayed. Here's a better snapshot for reference. I indeed have a 512 drive. thumb.gif

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For instance after setting up my new build (installing windows, installing drivers, installing windows updates) I went to download google chrome and microsoft security essentials. After downloading these were automatically installed into my ssd.
Ok
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I only have 88GB left of my 128GB ssd, so my question is how to prevent my ssd to continue being used up for non-important files (I want to save the space for my more important files/applications). What will moving the user folders do exactly? I want to be able to specify where everything is downloaded, so that my ssd isnt filled up before my hdd space is even touched
It moves the files in those folders to the location you set. So all things you download will not be on the SSD any more if you set its location on the HDD.

However, it does not do anything to change the install location of your programs that you will be installing. For that you need to specify the location when installing. Most programs give you the option for advanced/custom install and you do it that way. But like you said chrome and MSE did not give you that issue. You would have to change the default programs and programs x86 folders location via the registry like originally stated.

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usrclass.dat and another file wouldnt copy due its opened and used by windows.. i just tried to copy all.. is this bad?
wut?
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Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

AMD = failzor. tongue.gif

Lol, it works out fine for me. Patiently waiting for the funds to upgrade to an SSD. Intel will come later. wink.gif

Oh btw I realized I didn't run the cmd prompt as admin and that's why the physical sector info wasn't displayed. Here's a better snapshot for reference. I indeed have a 512 drive. thumb.gif

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So I installed the Intel RST and have it auto started and also its service, its icon seems to be missing on the system tray.
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Ok
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I only have 88GB left of my 128GB ssd, so my question is how to prevent my ssd to continue being used up for non-important files (I want to save the space for my more important files/applications). What will moving the user folders do exactly? I want to be able to specify where everything is downloaded, so that my ssd isnt filled up before my hdd space is even touched
It moves the files in those folders to the location you set. So all things you download will not be on the SSD any more if you set its location on the HDD.
However, it does not do anything to change the install location of your programs that you will be installing. For that you need to specify the location when installing. Most programs give you the option for advanced/custom install and you do it that way. But like you said chrome and MSE did not give you that issue. You would have to change the default programs and programs x86 folders location via the registry like originally stated.
cool, amd still has weird issues and under performs for me.



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this and 2 other files wont copy.. do i need to move them too? beecause i was thinking to redirect the whome 5m3x folder..
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Sean,

What are the latest IRST drivers we can use? I think I have the 10.8.0.1003 drivers but I've been seeing people post about the 11.x.x.xxxx drivers yet I can't find them on Intel's website!
     
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So I installed the Intel RST and have it auto started and also its service, its icon seems to be missing on the system tray.
idk.
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this and 2 other files wont copy.. do i need to move them too? beecause i was thinking to redirect the whome 5m3x folder..
Why are you copying them? I don't know what it is or what you are doing.
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Sean,

What are the latest IRST drivers we can use? I think I have the 10.8.0.1003 drivers but I've been seeing people post about the 11.x.x.xxxx drivers yet I can't find them on Intel's website!

Here is 11.1.0.1006: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=20913&lang=eng&OSVersion=%0A&DownloadType=
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