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HDD to SSD, using both at the same time?

I just installed an SSD. I put Windows on it, replugged in the HDD, restarted my computer, booted from SSD, and am now installing drivers. I am a little confused though.

I was under the impression that I could use the two drivers simultaneously. All I want to do is put one game and my OS on the SSD, to make it faster. But for everything else, I want my random programs like paint or google chrome, to stay on the HDD.

So now I have booted onto my SSD, I no longer have anything from my HDD on my SSD's desktop. I have all of my old files from my HDD of course and can see them in disk management, but if I try to start a program from my HDD it gives me that error that it cannot be found. Do I have to copy every single thing from my HDD to my SSD? Wont I run out of room on the SSD? And at this point, isnt the HDD now just a backup for storage.

My guess is that I have to create a partition? Could someone guide me a little through that if that is the case?

Hopefully this isnt too confusing of a read. But basically I want to just boot windows and place a game on my SSD, while still having access to all of my other programs that are on my HDD. I feel like I am missing a step here? Thanks!
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  1. You applications will need to be reinstalled. Either on the SSD or on the HDD. Depending on the size of your SSD, you can put quite a lot of 'applications' outside of games on it. What size is it?

    Maybe one or two games.

    Here is a tutorial for designating where things go, and not filling up the SSD with unnecessary stuff:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-1834397/ssd-redirecting-static-files.html
  2. my ssd is a 64GB.

    heres the easiest way I can explain it. I put my OS on the SSD for sure. I also want one game on it. So I will reinstall the game to the SSD. However, I have voice communications such as mumble and teamspeak that I sue for gaming. I do not want these on the SSD. But I have to put them on there otherwise I cannot use them, correct? Even though mumble and TS are on my old HDD, I cannot use the application unless I install it on my SSD right?
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    kimura410 said:
    my ssd is a 64GB.

    heres the easiest way I can explain it. I put my OS on the SSD for sure. I also want one game on it. So I will reinstall the game to the SSD. However, I have voice communications such as mumble and teamspeak that I sue for gaming. I do not want these on the SSD. But I have to put them on there otherwise I cannot use them, correct? Even though mumble and TS are on my old HDD, I cannot use the application unless I install it on my SSD right?


    No, you can install those on the HDD. Windows doesn't care where, as long as it is designated during the install.
    Reinstall, and select Custom or Advanced during the install. That will allow you to select where it should go.
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