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installed my OS in the SSD, now i want my Hard drive to be main storage? missing program file folder

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so i installed windows 8 on my SSD with no troubles, updated everything i needed and such. i then went ahead and installed my new hard drive and booted up. i did the partition thing in the computer management for it. what im now trying to figure out is of having the hard drive as the main drive for all programs and such to be installed to that instead of the SSD.

the main thing im confused about is my hard drive doesnt have folder like the program files(86x) and other things that programs need to go into to be used.
post #2 of 8
Programs don't needs to go into those folders in order to be used. You don't have to but if you want just copy those folders over to the new hard drive. When you go to install a program you just have to tell it where to install itself and you'll point it to the new drive.

Now if you want your libraries to be on your hard drive that's a different story. I suggest you check out Sean Webster's Windows 8 installation guide. It'll tell you how under the optimizations section -http://www.overclock.net/t/1240779/seans-windows-8-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds
Edited by DBEAU - 10/24/13 at 9:36pm
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so there is no actual step by step process to make new programs install to the hard drive and i can just create a copy program files folder like it is in the SSD just for it to have a familiarity feel
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Right. When you install a new program just tell it to install to your secondary HDD in whatever folder you want. Windows will know where it's at and be able to load it regardless of what drive or folder you install to.
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im just hating having to constatly redirect the programs to go into the secondary. and when a program installs automaticly without letting me say where it should go is annoying
post #6 of 8
Check out the last post here - http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1676071/change-defualt-installation-location-windows.html

Sounds like it might solve your dilemma
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holy crap dbeau, thats exactly what i was looking for, thank you so much lol
post #8 of 8
Heh no problem at all. Cheers thumb.gif
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