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Ah ok, I didn't know it was through origin/steam settings to set up an alternative download location. This makes my life a lot easier. Already have the user profiles on my HDD.

Finally, would I have to do anything special for my computer to boot from the SSD, or is it already doing that? I'd imagine its in the BIOS? It's booting in 10-15 seconds already so I'd imagine it is.

Well, it could only boot from the SSD if you installed windows to the SSD. Open "My Computer" and look at the drives that come up, windows should be installed on the one labeled "C:" so you can look at the drive capacity and compare it to the other HDD so you can tell which is the SSD and which is the mechanical drive based on that information... assuming you know how large each drive should be.

You can select a boot drive from the BIOS - but only select the SSD if Windows was installed to the SSD, otherwise the PC won't boot until you go back into the BIOS and tell it to boot off of the Windows drive again. If Windows was installed onto the SSD and is booting (no errors on startup) then you are already booting from the SSD.
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Ok, thats what I thought. Read both your posts and I know realize that question sounded dumb. I eventually used this method to move my user profiles and it seems to be working perfectly so far. And I do see the options to move my download folders for Steam and Origin. Thanks for the help guys, rep'd.
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Np, glad you have it figured out now - transitioning to an SSD can be a bit tricky at first thumb.gif
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Ok, thats what I thought. Read both your posts and I know realize that question sounded dumb. I eventually used this method to move my user profiles and it seems to be working perfectly so far. And I do see the options to move my download folders for Steam and Origin. Thanks for the help guys, rep'd.

 

You're welcome, but I wasn't concerned about receiving a rep.

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Oh I know, just something I can do to say thanks.
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Oh I know, just something I can do to say thanks.

 

My point was, you didn't have to tell us. ;)

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