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Change initial drive PC boots from

i have a Dell precision 5510 and i got a new samsung 960 EVO SSD for my empty NVMe M.2 slot. I copied the data from my HDD(still connected) using samsung data migration then i deleted a few things( WoW and Steam) because i just want the OS on the SSD and games and other stuff on the HDD. Im not sure how to boot from the OS on the SSD and what stuff to delete off of the HDD that has to do with the OS.
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    Go to your BIOS options and set the boot order to have the new drive listed first. I would leave the original drive alone for now till you are sure everything is working. You will need to re-install your games again, they won't just work from the other drive for most of them. I think WOW can work if you just copy the directory but even then it has some issues with the launcher.
  2. hang-the-9 said:
    Go to your BIOS options and set the boot order to have the new drive listed first. I would leave the original drive alone for now till you are sure everything is working. You will need to re-install your games again, they won't just work from the other drive for most of them. I think WOW can work if you just copy the directory but even then it has some issues with the launcher.


    My HDD isnt listed as an option just windows boot manager and my SSD. But it still boots into my SSD and when i uncheck the boot manager or have it under my SSD the screen is black and the cursor is a loading circle and it never ends.
  3. Joe2155 said:
    hang-the-9 said:
    Go to your BIOS options and set the boot order to have the new drive listed first. I would leave the original drive alone for now till you are sure everything is working. You will need to re-install your games again, they won't just work from the other drive for most of them. I think WOW can work if you just copy the directory but even then it has some issues with the launcher.


    My HDD isnt listed as an option just windows boot manager and my SSD. But it still boots into my SSD and when i uncheck the boot manager or have it under my SSD the screen is black and the cursor is a loading circle and it never ends.


    OK, so the system does boot from the SSD? Just does not load Windows all the way correct?
  4. hang-the-9 said:
    Joe2155 said:
    hang-the-9 said:
    Go to your BIOS options and set the boot order to have the new drive listed first. I would leave the original drive alone for now till you are sure everything is working. You will need to re-install your games again, they won't just work from the other drive for most of them. I think WOW can work if you just copy the directory but even then it has some issues with the launcher.


    My HDD isnt listed as an option just windows boot manager and my SSD. But it still boots into my SSD and when i uncheck the boot manager or have it under my SSD the screen is black and the cursor is a loading circle and it never ends.


    OK, so the system does boot from the SSD? Just does not load Windows all the way correct?


    I dont think it loads from the ssd at all just has it as a storage device. in Disk management it says the HDD(OS (C:)) Healthy(Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partition) while my SSD is just Primary Partition
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