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Is it possible just to have windows files on SSD ?

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I was wondering if i got an SSD 32Gb of so would it be possible just to install Windows on the SSD but have user and program files on my terrabyte drive, Just it would be soo much hassle to change every program install directory and shortcut things to desktop etc.

Any help would be appreciated!
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Yes but I'm not sure about the user files and what not. Unless you can map them to the other drive I assume it's all going to go onto the C: drive


But you may want to opt for at least 60gbs... as 32gb is really small after you install the operating system, I have a 40gb too and it fills up pretty fast with all the drivers and what not.
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yes you can move the user file locations to another HDD and you can always change your install paths to point to a separate drive.

I believe to move the user files you will have to first create the User folder on the seperate drive navigate to the user's folder on the main drive, select it then hold down ctrl alt right click and drag it to the new location. just google move user files win 7 and it should come up for you.
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Seems a little pointless to me, honestly. That's the majority of the reason to buy an SSD is for faster OS and application performance. Do what you like, though.
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Use this guide: http://www.overclock.net/ssd/664738-how-setup-ssd-boot-drive-secondary.html Works perfect as I have done the same thing.
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Originally Posted by XNine;13110307 
Seems a little pointless to me, honestly. That's the majority of the reason to buy an SSD is for faster OS and application performance. Do what you like, though.

Don't have the money to buy anything large, Just want to speed up start up times.
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Originally Posted by mcole254;13110311 
Use this guide: http://www.overclock.net/ssd/664738-how-setup-ssd-boot-drive-secondary.html Works perfect as I have done the same thing.

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You can use symbolic links to stick anything you like on a separate drive; just make a copy of the file, delete original and then link, or create the link then copy it over the original; works great smile.gif

Edit: here is a little "how to" in case you've never done it before: http://www.windows7home.net/how-to-create-symbolic-link-in-windows-7/
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