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ered

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Hi Roomies,

I will be upgrading my HHD for the final Win 8.1 final with Samsung 840 Series 2.5 inch 120GB SATA III.
I would like to install only Win8.1 on the SSD and all other programs on a normal HHD. Is their a easy or professional way of installing all my programs on the new SSD? or a sticky to follow?

Thanks :cool:[h=1][/h]
 

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    Intel Core i7 -3770 cpu 3.40GHz
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    MSI / Z77A-G43 (MS-7758)
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    16 GB
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During installation of your programs, always use the "Custom" install option and when prompted for the install location, change the install folder to your D: drive (or whatever the drive letter is in your case). Most often it's simply a matter of changing the the C: destination to point to D:.

Personally, I duplicated the \Program Files (and \Program Files (x86) in the case of a 64-bit system) folders on my D: drive so when I install something and it comes up as C:\Program Files\MyNewProgram, all I need do is change the drive letter from C: to D: and proceed with the install.
 

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    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet)
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    3.7Ghz Core i7-8700K, 11th Gen Core i7-1165G7 4.7Ghz, 10th Gen Core™ i5-1035G4 1.1Ghz
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    ASUS TUF Z370-Pro Gaming, HP, MS
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@Strollin, Thanks.

I understood the changing of the drivers C to D . But the duplicating \program files I'm a bit confuse.

In your example C you don't install any files, but in D you make a new folder with D:\Program Files\MyNewProgram? or you just install everything on D like I would like to do?

Thx
 

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  • OS
    Window 8.1.1 Pro X64
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    Self Build
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 -3770 cpu 3.40GHz
    Motherboard
    MSI / Z77A-G43 (MS-7758)
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung T240HD
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    Samsung SSD 840 Pro 120GB
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    Logitech MK700/MK710
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    Chrome / FF
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    Kaspersky I.S

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I used to split the OS from programs and that required two back ups, one for the OS and the other for the programs. Nowadays, my desktop systems use a 256 GBs SSD and everything is installed on this drive. Makes life easier to backup and/or restore. You may want to reconsider the size of the SSD drive at today's prices...
 

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  • OS
    Win 8.1
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    Dell Latitude
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    Gigabyte
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    16 GBs
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    AMD Radeon HD7850
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    2 x 24" Dell
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    3,840 x1,200
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    Works, most of the times unless Microsoft patches decide otherwise...

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I have quite a few applications (MS Office, Acronis, etc...) on my 120GB SSD boot disk, along with the OS (Win8 Enterprise) and I'm only using 60Gb of space out of the total, so 120Gb is plenty. I install everything I can on the 2TB hard drive (D:). Read the documents that explain how to optimize Windows on an SSD and you'll be glad you did...
 

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@All, thanks, now I know what I will be doing. I also did some search in Google and MS with the final needed information. Now all i need is to wait for the ISO til 18OCT.

Thanks:cool:
 

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    Window 8.1.1 Pro X64
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Self Build
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 -3770 cpu 3.40GHz
    Motherboard
    MSI / Z77A-G43 (MS-7758)
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung T240HD
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1200
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 840 Pro 120GB
    Keyboard
    Logitech MK700/MK710
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    Logitech M705
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    150 mbps
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    Chrome / FF
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I have a 128 gig SSD and a 256 gig SSD in my laptop. 80 gig free of the 118 gig available on the 128 gig drive. I have office and a few other programs installed. I keep my Documents, Pictures, etc on the 256 Data drive and just let programs install to the 128 gig system drive. I just use the Location Tab to move the default User folders to my Data drive. User Folders - Change Default Location - Windows 7 Help Forums . When I do a reinstall I just leave the Data drive alone and only wipe the 128 gig system drive. You'll get a nice noticeable speed increase with the SSD drive.
 

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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit
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    ASUS M4N68T-M V2 µATX Motherboard
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    8GB 4GBx2 Kingston PC10600 DDR3 1333 Memory
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jladwig

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Specifying "Custom" install for programs is an options just for desktop applications. As far as I know Windows 8 or 8.1 apps purchased from the app store will install only to c:\Program Files\WindowsApps which is a hidden folder.
 

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    ASUS Sabertooth x58
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    12 gigabytes
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    Nvidia Geforce GTS 450
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    120GB SSD - OS / EXTERNAL 1TB USB - Data
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Just one more reason why I never buy or install apps from the Win 8 app store.
 

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    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet)
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    PC/Desktop
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    Home built i7-8700K, Hp Envy x360 EVO Laptop, MS Surface Pro 7
    CPU
    3.7Ghz Core i7-8700K, 11th Gen Core i7-1165G7 4.7Ghz, 10th Gen Core™ i5-1035G4 1.1Ghz
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    ASUS TUF Z370-Pro Gaming, HP, MS
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    16G, 8G, 8G
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    AMD Radeon RX580, Intel Iris X Graphics, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4
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    ATI High Definition Audio (Built-in to mobo)
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    Dual Samsung U32J59 32 inch monitors, 13.3" display, 12.3" display
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    3840x2160 (Desktop), 1920x1080 (laptop), 2736x1824 Pro 7
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    500GB ssd boot drive with 2 & 10TB Data (Desktop), 512GB ssd (laptop), 128GB SSD (tablet)
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    Corsair CX 750M
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    Antec 100
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    Coolermaster CM 212+
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    IBM Model M - used continuously since 1986
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    Microsoft IntelliMouse
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By installing programs on a HDD you're slowing down the programs and somewhat making having an SSD redundant*. Using and installing a few programs isn't going to make your SSD implode. Personally, I install only games on a mechanical drive, and leave programs and the pagefile on the SSD. My SSD (SanDisk, SATAIII, 120GB) has been running for 6,249 hours, with over 2TB of data transfer; IMO, that's a hell of a lot for an SSD. The speed? Still bang on the money, no other issues, and S.M.A.R.T reads no problems or cautions at all. That's a cheap SSD, as well.

* OK, so maybe redundant is too harsh, but not nearly as effective would suffice. The pagefile being on the SSD would of course make an enormous difference, but having the program files on the SSD too would also make a big difference, particular with bigger programs.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1, x64
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    PC/Desktop
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    Custom Build
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    Intel i5 4690K @ Stock
    Motherboard
    ASUS Z97-K
    Memory
    Corsair XM3 DDR3 1600MHz @ 1333MHz
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    ASUS 760 OC @ Stock
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    Onboard
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    [1] ASUS, 23", AH-IPS, 16:9 [2] Samsung TV, 20", LCD TFT, 16:9
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