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How do I set my hard drive to (C and keep Windows on my SSD

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September 1, 2013 9:54:27 AM

I've got a 2TB hard drive and a 120 SSD inside of my computer at the moment. Currently, my (C:)  drive is set as the SSD, but I am curious to know if I can set my 2TB hard drive as the primary hard drive which holds my Program Files folder and main files; while the SSD is only for Windows.

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September 1, 2013 10:06:31 AM

Usually we all set our HDD or SSD as primary which contains OS. And it is better this way. If you wants to make a drive which does not contains OS as primary device then you will not be able to boot into windows.

If you want to keep all of your stuff like downloaded contents, games, etc on HDD just redirect the path to HDD and not SSD.
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September 1, 2013 10:10:02 AM

lonewolf7 said:
Usually we all set our HDD or SSD as primary which contains OS. And it is better this way. If you wants to make a drive which does not contains OS as primary device then you will not be able to boot into windows.

If you want to keep all of your stuff like downloaded contents, games, etc on HDD just redirect the path to HDD and not SSD.


That's what I figured, I was just hoping there was a way to permanently redirect all downloads to my hard drive and not my SSD, but it's no big deal having to redirect it everytime. Thanks.
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September 1, 2013 10:39:27 AM

RyanJ20 said:
lonewolf7 said:
Usually we all set our HDD or SSD as primary which contains OS. And it is better this way. If you wants to make a drive which does not contains OS as primary device then you will not be able to boot into windows.

If you want to keep all of your stuff like downloaded contents, games, etc on HDD just redirect the path to HDD and not SSD.


That's what I figured, I was just hoping there was a way to permanently redirect all downloads to my hard drive and not my SSD, but it's no big deal having to redirect it everytime. Thanks.


http://www.wikihow.com/Choose-Where-a-Download-is-Saved

Or, Start Regedit by going to Start > Run type in Regedit in the little box that opens up, then hit the Enter key and then navigate to:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\ Internet Explorer

Change the value of the string Download Directory to the new path you want to assign as IE's Default Download directory (i.e. "D:\Download" has been assigned as my new download folder).


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