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you have to reinstall all most programs with any reinstall of the OS because there are registry entries that are added when you install a program and that data is saved with the old OS.
Edit: I have been able to run some programs after a fresh install but alot of the time the program won't run because it is missing registry entries telling it where things are
Edited by selectstriker2 - 2/16/11 at 10:54pm
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Yeah this is kind of what I wanted to do but if you have to reinstall them anyways not sure if it is as great as I thought? this is a 750gb drive that I wanted an os partition and programs on the bigger partition there will be no data on it.

I wanted to mostly do this for when I get my ssd I can just install the os on it and go from there. If have it partitioned how it is can I install the SSD and put windows on it while getting rid of the windows partition I have now.. while still keeping the programs I have on the bigger drive (even if I have to reinstall which I would do to the SSD anyways but just would know everything I had easier)?
If you have a working installation you simply want to transfer to a new drive you can clone and transfer a partition using Acronis

Also you can do a fresh installation of Win7 on the ssd and still keep everything on your old drive, just unplug it when you install the os on the ssd
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I always partition my HDDs for the same purpose. I reformat often so I just reformat the partition with windows and leave all my data in the second partition.

As for what I do with the libraries? I don't really use them I just store videos, pics and everything in the second partition and I just make a shortcut to them to wherever I want it to be. You can always mount folders fromt he second partition to the first partition or secondary hard drives.
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If you have a working installation you simply want to transfer to a new drive you can clone and transfer a partition using Acronis
Ah ok... well so what would you recommend me to do now... keep it how it is OS [(with program files and (x86) on os partition (40gb)] and just installing my programs to the bigger partition and data to the 2tb drive or starting over and keeping the 750gb drive as one partition for both OS and programs (can keep in program files) and 2tb for date? What would you do?
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I think selectstriker knows more about this than I do. I'll just be on my way
Hey stay, I learned what I know by looking at how other people solve problems. I am a tech here at Staples in Manhattan and do quite a bit of work on various things and I've learned loads by reading forums.
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haha well I appreciate your help you did help me out! +rep
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I always partition my HDDs for the same purpose. I reformat often so I just reformat the partition with windows and leave all my data in the second partition.

As for what I do with the libraries? I don't really use them I just store videos, pics and everything in the second partition and I just make a shortcut to them to wherever I want it to be. You can always mount folders fromt he second partition to the first partition or secondary hard drives.
I understand the date partition part (using a separate hard drive in my case) just trying to figure the best way for OS and programs
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If you have a working installation you simply want to transfer to a new drive you can clone and transfer a partition using Acronis

Also you can do a fresh installation of Win7 on the ssd and still keep everything on your old drive, just unplug it when you install the os on the ssd
just saw this edit... what happens to the OS partition on that drive then?
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Ah ok... well so what would you recommend me to do now... keep it how it is OS [(with program files and (x86) on os partition (40gb)] and just installing my programs to the bigger partition and data to the 2tb drive or starting over and keeping the 750gb drive as one partition for both OS and programs (can keep in program files) and 2tb for date? What would you do?
After all the work you've done I'd hate to throw it all away but if you redo it I'd recommend about a 60-100 Gb Os partition depending on how many programs/games you plan on installing.

I personally like having 2 partitions on 1 drive, when I do a fresh OS install I dont have to back up 800Gb of movies onto another drive. I've reinstalled my Os about 3 times between Win7Beta/Win7RC/Win7Pro and it helps me get the job done faster.
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