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Im building my computer tomorrow but will be getting a SSD next month. If i load programs into my HDD and then move my operating system to the SSD next month will i need to reinstall the other programs?
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Your best bet is to do a clean install on the SSD and then move everything onto your HDD / reinstall etc. etc.
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some programs would work if you just make a short cut to the exe files but some wont. i dont really recommend doing it that way cause youll just have headaches later id rather just wait for the ssd and do a clean install of your apps and stuff. hope this helps
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Ugh this is what i was dreading.
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You can do whatever you want. But to make it easier you need to set every thing up now or you can do a clean install when you get your ssd. 1st boot your win7 disk, when you get to the format and partition section,set up 3 partitions,the 1st and 3rd one will be 160GB each (to match your ssd size) the 2nd one will be whats left. Load win7 onto the 1st partition (which will be C: drive) Load all your drivers,updates and anything you want on you ssd into C: drive. Pretend C: drive is your ssd. Everything else goes into the 2nd partition which you will name D: The 3rd partition name X: Then use your computer as if the ssd was in there. Now the fun part. When you get your ssd, you will need to create a system image. (control panel>backup & restore>create system image)Windows will walk you though it. Put that image in X: drive. Next, install the ssd. restart computer. go to disk management and rename you drives. Change C: to Z: then make the ssd C: and then restart your computer and enter you BIOS make the ssd your 1st boot device and your CD/DVD the 2nd and the hdd the 3rd. save, exit and restart with win7 recovery disk Install the image in X: to your ssd and when done, your computer should boot from your ssd. Then erase Zartition and expand D: to the maximum. Save X: and name it Recovery. If anybody out there sees that I left something out or made any mistakes, please respond. Worst case scenario, you'll have to do a clean install. Good luck!
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A clean install would be your best bet.
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Image the drive, use windows 7 backup image tool and do an install from there.

Otherwise, fresh install is always a good idea.
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