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New PC, Two Hard Drives, need help making one the default

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June 13, 2014 8:02:08 AM

I just turned on my first build today for the first time. I set windows 8.1 to install to an SSD as a boot drive. I have a 2TB hard drive that I want everything else to go to. Its recognized, I partitioned it and it is set as the F drive (it used part as a system reserve E drive). How do I select that as the default. Games download to the SSD and it says no valid files on the F drive. I know I am missing something but don't know what.

here is more info.... Disk 0 is my 2TB drive. It has 350mb System Reserved and then New Volume F: with the rest of the space. Disk 1 is my SSD. This is where windows downloaded. Its the boot, page, file etc.

Do I need to delete all and start over? I wouldn't even know how to do that.

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June 13, 2014 8:13:21 AM

Seanem44 said:
I just turned on my first build today for the first time. I set windows 8.1 to install to an SSD as a boot drive. I have a 2TB hard drive that I want everything else to go to. Its recognized, I partitioned it and it is set as the F drive (it used part as a system reserve E drive). How do I select that as the default. Games download to the SSD and it says no valid files on the F drive. I know I am missing something but don't know what.

Should have installed Windows to Unallocated Space on your SSD, that way the System Reserved Partition is created on the SSD where it should be. Best start again and use Drive Options (Advanced) to delete partitions on both drives and install to Unallocated Space on the SSD.
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June 13, 2014 8:29:29 AM

Don't even connect the large drive until setup is complete.
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June 13, 2014 9:23:03 AM

I had it plugged in during setup. Is there no way to get it setup in a way I can just send all new files, etc. to the other drive? I'd really hate to have to start over. Honestly, I don't even think I'd know how.
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