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Keep windows on one hard drive only? Move rest of files to 2nd

Hiya! So I just installed my 2nd brand new hardrive. Now what I want to do is keep windows on my old hardrive, and bring all my new applications on my new hardrive (like most gamers). How would I do this? Is this even possible? Thank you!
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  1. Carson1st said:
    Hiya! So I just installed my 2nd brand new hardrive. Now what I want to do is keep windows on my old hardrive, and bring all my new applications on my new hardrive (like most gamers). How would I do this? Is this even possible? Thank you!


    You'll need to reinstall all your applications on the other drive. You can't just 'move them'.

    This was written for SSD's, but it works for any type of drive:
    Win 7 & 8: http://www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-1834397/ssd-redirecting-static-files.html
    Win 8.1 & 10: http://www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-2024314/windows-redirecting-folders-drives.html
  2. USAFRet said:
    Carson1st said:
    Hiya! So I just installed my 2nd brand new hardrive. Now what I want to do is keep windows on my old hardrive, and bring all my new applications on my new hardrive (like most gamers). How would I do this? Is this even possible? Thank you!


    You'll need to reinstall all your applications on the other drive. You can't just 'move them'.

    This was written for SSD's, but it works for any type of drive:
    Win 7 & 8: http://www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-1834397/ssd-redirecting-static-files.html
    Win 8.1 & 10: http://www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-2024314/windows-redirecting-folders-drives.html


    Ok, so I should uninstall all my applications trhough the uninstall windows program, then reinstall them on my new hard-drive? Thank you!
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    Carson1st said:
    USAFRet said:
    Carson1st said:
    Hiya! So I just installed my 2nd brand new hardrive. Now what I want to do is keep windows on my old hardrive, and bring all my new applications on my new hardrive (like most gamers). How would I do this? Is this even possible? Thank you!


    You'll need to reinstall all your applications on the other drive. You can't just 'move them'.

    This was written for SSD's, but it works for any type of drive:
    Win 7 & 8: http://www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-1834397/ssd-redirecting-static-files.html
    Win 8.1 & 10: http://www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-2024314/windows-redirecting-folders-drives.html


    Ok, so I should uninstall all my applications trhough the uninstall windows program, then reinstall them on my new hard-drive? Thank you!


    Yes.
    Steam games can be moved, but that's about it. Any other application needs to be reinstalled.

    Move Steam games: https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=7418-YUBN-8129
  4. USAFRet said:
    Carson1st said:
    USAFRet said:
    Carson1st said:
    Hiya! So I just installed my 2nd brand new hardrive. Now what I want to do is keep windows on my old hardrive, and bring all my new applications on my new hardrive (like most gamers). How would I do this? Is this even possible? Thank you!


    You'll need to reinstall all your applications on the other drive. You can't just 'move them'.

    This was written for SSD's, but it works for any type of drive:
    Win 7 & 8: http://www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-1834397/ssd-redirecting-static-files.html
    Win 8.1 & 10: http://www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-2024314/windows-redirecting-folders-drives.html


    Ok, so I should uninstall all my applications trhough the uninstall windows program, then reinstall them on my new hard-drive? Thank you!


    Yes.
    Steam games can be moved, but that's about it. Any other application needs to be reinstalled.

    Move Steam games: https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=7418-YUBN-8129

    Thank you, I really appreciate it.
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