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Do PC Motherboard drivers need to be installed to the same drive the OS is on?

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I'm asking because I have a 60GB SSD that my OS is stored on.

To save room , I try to put ALL other files, onto my HDD.

But do the drivers need to be installed to the C:/ drive, or , that is , the SAME drive windows is on to properly function?

what about other important drivers, like graphics drivers?

My 2nd HDD doesn't even have windows on it....
post #2 of 4
I've been told that it's best to allow drivers to install where they want to install. Besides, it's not like they'll take up much space.
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It's a computer!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Basic, but premium round X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
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Yes it is important that they are on the same drive as the OS as when you install them, they add files to the windows directory. See here on how to get the most space out of your SSD: http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds
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yes, install the drivers an programs on the SSD. You can put programs on the HDD, but it defeats some of the purpose of having a SSD. Usually just moving your user folders, shrinking page file, and deleting hibernation will give you plenty of space for a 60GB OS drive.
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