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Going to be adding my new Samsung830 128GB tomorrow and want to know how to use my current 150GB V-Rapter as a secondary drive. So I know that when I install the SSD I will unplug the Rapter and do a clean install of W7 on SSD and Optimize. But then when I plug the Rapter back in will Steam still run fine from the original drive that is now D/ drive, where it is currently installed, and I plan to use "Steam Mover" also. Can I delete my W7 file on the secondary drive (Rapter) with no ill effect?
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Going to be adding my new Samsung830 128GB tomorrow and want to know how to use my current 150GB V-Rapter as a secondary drive. So I know that when I install the SSD I will unplug the Rapter and do a clean install of W7 on SSD and Optimize. But then when I plug the Rapter back in will Steam still run fine from the original drive that is now D/ drive, where it is currently installed, and I plan to use "Steam Mover" also. Can I delete my W7 file on the secondary drive (Rapter) with no ill effect?

You should be able to copy them over with steam mover if you set the old steam install folder as the "alternate folder" although I'm not certain of that. If all else fails you can just copy and paste into the proper folder and use steam to validate them. And yes if you need the space you can delete your old windows install with no ill effects.
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No, i just moved my boot to a ssd recently, in order to run programs off of the secondary hard drive you have to have installed them in that os. Meaning you have to format the second drive and them make files like Downloads, Program Files, Program Flies (x86). After of course saving your steam folder so that after re-installing steam through the other os you can restore your games and such.
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Originally Posted by Doglips View Post

Going to be adding my new Samsung830 128GB tomorrow and want to know how to use my current 150GB V-Rapter as a secondary drive. So I know that when I install the SSD I will unplug the Rapter and do a clean install of W7 on SSD and Optimize. But then when I plug the Rapter back in will Steam still run fine from the original drive that is now D/ drive, where it is currently installed, and I plan to use "Steam Mover" also.
Yep it will run fine.
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Can I delete my W7 file on the secondary drive (Rapter) with no ill effect?
Yep, just make sure you back up all your game saves that are located in the appdata folder. You can also look into this: http://www.gamesave-manager.com/?s=download

This may also help you :

How to: Use old OS HDD as a data drive after installing a SSD! Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
What is this?
This how you can migrate your data from your old OS HDD into your system once you have reinstalled a new SSD or HDD.

  • If your personal data is backed up to another drive then:
    1. Open the Start Menu, type diskpart, press Enter
    2. Type list disk, press Enter
    3. Type select disk X (where X is the number your drive shows up as), press Enter
    4. Type clean, press Enter
    5. Type create partition primary, press Enter
    6. Type active, press Enter
    7. Type format quick fs=ntfs, press Enter
    8. Type assign, press Enter
    9. Type exit, press Enter

  • If you can't save your personal data to another medium you can do...

    Option 1: Okay option
    Once you have windows installed you can usually just delete all the folders on the HDD that are part of the old OS and the ones you don't need. (make sure you delete hidden files and partitions that may be on there as well)

    Option 2: Better option to me, will take longer.
    1. Shrink the old HDD OS partition. (link)
    2. Then make a new partition on the HDD in the free space. (link)
    3. Then move the personal files to the new partition, like you movies, documents, pictures, etc.
    4. Now you may have to keep shrinking and expanding the partitions as you do this depending on how much free space you have on your drive.
    5. When done moving your files delete the older OS partition and the MSR one if it is there too.
    6. Then expand the new partition into the left over free space.

  • Next redirect your user folders to the storage HDD.

    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 1: Recommended, I do this myself for my user folders (ex. My Documents, My pictures, Desktop, etc.)
      Note 2: If there are two of the same folder in teh User folder after the move (ie. My Documents "A" and My Documents "B") you should delete the empty one located on the C: drive. (May need to go into safe mode to delete it) Do not delete the other User folders, only duplicates that come up after the move within the User folder.
      Note 3: If the folder already exists that you are linking it to you may want to merge the folders.

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The only thing I really have on my HDD right now is steam and one game all other stuff is saved to a memory stick witch is not much as I just reformatted a week ago when I upgraded MB and CPU.
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The only thing I really have on my HDD right now is steam and one game all other stuff is saved to a memory stick witch is not much as I just reformatted a week ago when I upgraded MB and CPU.

Perfect then you will not suffer much of a bother then installing stuff on ssds flies by. thumb.gif
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So when I try to delete Windows from my secondary E: drive I get a box that says I "Require Permission from TrustedInstaller to make changes"? What now?
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can you format the partition?
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I guess I could the only thing I have there really is steam and a game. So mite as well wipe it then reinstall Steam to it .
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Originally Posted by Doglips View Post

I guess I could the only thing I have there really is steam and a game. So mite as well wipe it then reinstall Steam to it .

Wait!
  1. Shrink the old HDD OS partition. (link)
  2. Then make a new partition on the HDD in the free space. (link)
  3. Then move the personal files to the new partition, like you movies, documents, pictures, etc.
  4. Now you may have to keep shrinking and expanding the partitions as you do this depending on how much free space you have on your drive.
  5. When done moving your files delete the older OS partition and the MSR one if it is there too.
  6. Then expand the new partition into the left over free space.

it is very simple and easy to do. smile.gif
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