Originally Posted by sixor
yes you need to clone the drive using apps
but i 100% don´t recommend to do this
with ssd start from nothing, format, reinstall windows, etc
With the way an SSD works, it's not a good idea to clone to it. It will work... but you will get performance drops and possibly reduce the lifespan of the SSD.
As for moving applications. Most programs, when they install, place lots of lines in the registry notating the install location. If you want to move a registered application, you need to use an MKLink.
I posted this in another thread, fits here as well:
Install the program to any partition that it will let you install it to then move it and leave an MKLink. The OS will think it is in the location with the link while all of the files are where ever you put them.
1. Install program
2. Cut/Paste program folder where you want it to be.
3. Open command prompt.
4. Create MKLink
Example: mklink /j "c:\Program Files\iTunes" "e:\iTunes"
This will leave a "special" shortcut in the first folder pointing to the new folder. The OS will act as if the program still exists in the first location. lines with spaces must be enclosed in parentheses, as shown above.
You can even move your iTunes library from your my documents folder, leaving an MKLink it its place.
Right now, I have an 80gb SSD that i put the games I am currently playing most on. When I am done playing them, but still want to be able to play them in the future, I use MKLink. I just move the game to my storage drive and put an MKLink in it's place. Works like a charm.