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Managing :C and :D partitions

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    Windows 8

    Managing C: and D: partitions


    Having just got Windows 8 64bit on a new system with completely clean hard drives I am determined to not let these go the same way my old ones did- files everywhere and in all the wrong places. My C: is a Samsung 256gb SSD whereas my D: is a Samsung 1tb HDD. I have very limited understanding of what each directory is for but I know the OS goes onto C: and D:is for data. So where should I be saving things like large (8gb+) games to and if I wanted to keep my :C directory uncluttered and only save more intensive games there while I leave the rest to go to D:- would this be possible?

    Last edited by Patolotr; 29 Dec 2012 at 05:51.

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    So you want to put games on D:?
    If your game doesn't write to registry, it might be possible.
    If your game writes to registry, it might not work correctly if you reinstall windows.
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    WIndows 8 Pro

    I've always operated that way with two drives, and yes -- you have to reinstall a game if you install a new OS on the C: drive, but that's no big deal. Especially since saved games, preferences, etc, will most likely be preserved on the D: drive and there for you when you reinstall.
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    I would even think about installing a game on the regular HDD if there is no adequate free space remaining on the SSD. With a 256GB SSD, you'll provable be able to install like 6 or 7 full sized games anyways.
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Managing :C and :D partitions
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