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I'm thinking of getting a 120Gig SSD but I'm a little confused about the programs. Do you install a fresh copy of windows on it? Then for stuff that you have on your HDD that you might want on the SSD, do you have to reinstall them and lose all your settings and everything? Like I have CS5 on my HDD and I think it would be better on a SSD but I got it while going to school so I don't have discs or the ability to redownload it (unless my account is still active but I doubt it). What do you do about the HDD that you used to have windows on it? Once it's a secondary drive, it will still have windows on it, do you backup your stuff and wipe it clean and then reinstall or just leave it the way it is.
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You can always use Acronis for creating images or cloning your windows drive to the SSD.
I cloned my windows from an old 160GB hard drive to 120GB SSD.
Just make sure you backup all the necessary information and remove the things that don't need SSD speed to open them like images and videos.
SSDs basically work as boot drives and for programs, a couple of games maybe. But don't store media on it or they will be filled to easily.

Read these guides they are full of information:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds/

http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds/

Good Luck.
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