Help with backing up and restoring Windows 7


When I built my pc I used my 120GB SSD for Windows and my 2TB HDD for other files but it seems as if my SSD is being used for everything including software installation. I have around 1GB left on my SSD and I wanted to know if I could save my documents to Google Drive (upto 15GB) and then restore my computer to factory settings.

I know I will have to re install everything apart from Windows and that is fine, I just want to clear my SSD. I tried using CCleaner and freeing up space but it seems like after around 3 hours it seemed to take up more space.

Could someone please advise me on what to do, whether there is something else I can use to free up ssd space (without going through and deleting each file) or whether it is possible to save files to google drive / cloud and then restore files.

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  1. Thanks for the reply, Yes I have no idea why I didn't even think of using my secondary HDD lol. For some funny reason I didn't even think about using it. I have no issue with using my SSD as boot drive as it is so quick to boot! But I would rather all program files didn't install to SSD and went straight onto my HDD, For example, When installing software, the default drive would be (C:) (SSD) and I would like it to go to (F:) without me having to change install location. So what I'm asking is whether I can use the SSD for booting only and then use the HDD for all other files?
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