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do I need to reinstall windows?

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This is my first build and I didn't set it up correctly in the first place. I have a intel 128 GB SSD which I am using as my only active storage device. I have a 1 TB hard drive that is installed (I think) but nothing is saved onto this device. From what I have read on this post
http://www.overclock.net/t/1026268/setting-up-a-ssd-and-one-hdd-first-time-build-need-some-help
it seems like I will have to re install windows in AHCI mode and follow those instructions. I just wanted to double check before I do that if there is any way I can change my set up to detect and use my 1TB hard drive for most files, and only keep windows and a game or two on the SSD.

Any help / advice will be greatly appreciated.

-wd
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This is my first build and I didn't set it up correctly in the first place. I have a intel 128 GB SSD which I am using as my only active storage device. I have a 1 TB hard drive that is installed (I think) but nothing is saved onto this device. From what I have read on this post
http://www.overclock.net/t/1026268/setting-up-a-ssd-and-one-hdd-first-time-build-need-some-help
it seems like I will have to re install windows in AHCI mode and follow those instructions. I just wanted to double check before I do that if there is any way I can change my set up to detect and use my 1TB hard drive for most files, and only keep windows and a game or two on the SSD.

Any help / advice will be greatly appreciated.

-wd

Whichever drive you install Windows to is where it's going to want to install (everything) by default. You'll have to manually install/move things to your other drive if you want to use it as storage. No other way around it
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