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Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

You can change where they install to upon install by doing a custom install. What programs are you talking about? From a previous install? I am confused.
Also to change folder locations you can do this. This will allow your downloads to go to your secondary disk.
Move user folder locations to Secondary HDD:
  1. Right click your folder (ex. My pictures)
  2. Click Properties
  3. Click the Location tab
  4. Change the destination to your other HDD (ex. D:\Pictures)
    Note: Recommended, I do it for my user folders(ex. My Documents, My pictures, Desktop, etc.)

I am doing this from a clean install of Windows.

Two questions:

Do you click move after you change the path or one of the other options?
Do you prefer the programs to be installed on the SSD and the rest of the data on the HDD?

You have been too helpful man!
post #592 of 5384
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Originally Posted by Axiology View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

You can change where they install to upon install by doing a custom install. What programs are you talking about? From a previous install? I am confused.
Also to change folder locations you can do this. This will allow your downloads to go to your secondary disk.
Move user folder locations to Secondary HDD:
  1. Right click your folder (ex. My pictures)
  2. Click Properties
  3. Click the Location tab
  4. Change the destination to your other HDD (ex. D:\Pictures)
    Note: Recommended, I do it for my user folders(ex. My Documents, My pictures, Desktop, etc.)

I am doing this from a clean install of Windows.

Two questions:

Do you click move after you change the path or one of the other options?
Do you prefer the programs to be installed on the SSD and the rest of the data on the HDD?

You have been too helpful man!

1. Yes, move path:

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2. Programs including appdata on SSD and all personal files on the HDD.

Including:
  • pics
  • videos
  • music
  • documents
  • installers
  • games
  • Desktop
  • Downloads
  • And other random stuff
post #593 of 5384
I know I am asking too many questions, but does it matter if my HDD is Disk 0 and my SSD is Disk 1? Should I swap that around?
post #594 of 5384
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I know I am asking too many questions, but does it matter if my HDD is Disk 0 and my SSD is Disk 1? Should I swap that around?

Questions are good! smile.gif

I am not sure on that though. You shouldn't have any issues that I know of. You can swap them if you want though.
post #595 of 5384
Check to see if S1 and S3 sleep are supported in UEFI/BIOS, I set it to S3, but S1 should be OK also.
Check to see if ACPI 2.0 is in the UEFI/BIOS and enabled.

How do you check this?
post #596 of 5384
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Check to see if S1 and S3 sleep are supported in UEFI/BIOS, I set it to S3, but S1 should be OK also.
Check to see if ACPI 2.0 is in the UEFI/BIOS and enabled.

How do you check this?

Look in the bios, your mobo might not have the ACPI 2.0 setting b/c it should have it default anyways so don't worry. As for sleep, don't worry either, but it is there to change.
post #597 of 5384
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Look in the bios, your mobo might not have the ACPI 2.0 setting b/c it should have it default anyways so don't worry. As for sleep, don't worry either, but it is there to change.

Ah, thanks man I was wondering why I couldn't find it. Strange thing has been happening though while I am following the guide (with my HDD unplugged). BIOS loads up twice when I turn my PC on. First it says, No data drives were found than it loads again and finds the Solid State. It seems that it is looking for my HDD first than my SDD. How can I make it just find my SDD so my boot time is faster?
post #598 of 5384
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Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

Look in the bios, your mobo might not have the ACPI 2.0 setting b/c it should have it default anyways so don't worry. As for sleep, don't worry either, but it is there to change.

Ah, thanks man I was wondering why I couldn't find it. Strange thing has been happening though while I am following the guide (with my HDD unplugged). BIOS loads up twice when I turn my PC on. First it says, No data drives were found than it loads again and finds the Solid State. It seems that it is looking for my HDD first than my SDD. How can I make it just find my SDD so my boot time is faster?

I know there is a double boot issue with your board, that may be it. (You have the pro right? Can you fillout your system specs in rig builder?) Also, are you plugged into the intel port?
post #599 of 5384
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Kevin, read this for info, http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc765951%28WS.10%29.aspx, http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc749064%28WS.10%29.aspx. Just some info, I don't understand it atm b/c I am tired lol.

Links seem to not work?
post #600 of 5384
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Originally Posted by kevindd992002 View Post

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Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

Kevin, read this for info, http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc765951%28WS.10%29.aspx, http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc749064%28WS.10%29.aspx. Just some info, I don't understand it atm b/c I am tired lol.

Links seem to not work?
Let me fix it...that is strange lol
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