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Move my Windows installation to a different drive, assuming I can run it from a third drive? Would it be capable of moving everything without error, or would horrible things happen?

Edit: I think I just got my answer. I've been pondering this while waiting for it to do a 500 gig transfer, and had forgotten that it works by leaving behind a metric crap-ton of redirect files. I don't imagine windows would be happy with that. I'll forgo the experiment, but all speculation is still welcome.
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If you want to move windows to another drive just use something like clonezilla or HDClone. As far as I'm aware you wouldn't be able to do this, basically due to what you've stated in the edit tongue.gif (I think anyway)
     
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I've got ghosting and copying software, my issue is I want to move my copy of windows with my drivers, registry, shortcuts and settings to my SSD and my files to another HDD. Putting it all in one place is simple, slicing out the library of random crap I've downloaded over the years and putting it somewhere other than my OS when they're joined at the hip is another.
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Tbh the only viable way is to Have windows on your SSD and then install applications and games on another driver.

Then you should change the location of all the libraries. I for example have all my libraries (My music, My Pictures, Downloads etc) on my NAS and then i just make the connection to them.
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Tbh the only viable way is to Have windows on your SSD and then install applications and games on another driver.

Then you should change the location of all the libraries. I for example have all my libraries (My music, My Pictures, Downloads etc) on my NAS and then i just make the connection to them.

My problem is I'm a widget hoarder, and that would mean re-installing a couple hundred or more little 5mb programs that I've gathered from the four corners of the internet over the last decade and a half.

My hard drive is like the hallway closet that gets used to store all of the things that the family doesn't want to throw away just yet. You tell yourself you're going to clean it and organize it, often, but there is never enough time. Plenty of free moments to cram a couple more precious belongings in there for safekeeping, but never time to clean it out.
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My hard drive is like the hallway closet that gets used to store all of the things that the family doesn't want to throw away just yet. You tell yourself you're going to clean it and organize it, often, but there is never enough time. Plenty of free moments to cram a couple more precious belongings in there for safekeeping, but never time to clean it out.

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