If I partition 1 SSD, then reinstall Windows, will programs still work Tags: SSD Partition Storage Last response: January 24, 2012 12:54 PM in Storage Share jdx3ds January 24, 2012 5:34:34 AM If I had an SSD and want one partition for Windows, one for programs.. Can I install Windows THEN partition? If I then have two partitions, and decide to reinstall windows fresh.. will the programs still work just as they did before? More about : partition ssd reinstall windows programs work gerry410 January 24, 2012 12:54:44 PM Yes, that's how you have to do it. 1.Do a clean install. Make sure you enable AHCI on the motherboard before the install. 2. Go to Intel website and update the RST driver. (Rapid Storage Technology) 3. Open Windows 7, type "Disk Management" in search bar and you can partition the drive in 2 there. Take your time read, read, read, first. The help screens in Disk Management are very good. If you were for some reason to reinstall windows you would have to also reinstall the programs. Installing windows re-formats the drive m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedWindows 7 reinstall prior to partition shrink and clone to smaller SSD Forum Possible partition issue during a re-install of Windows on a SSD Forum SolvedReinstall windows 7 on SSD but programs installed on separate HDD Forum reinstall required drive partition that is missing windows 8.1 Forum Solvedreserved partition deleted on 1tb hdd, now ssd won't work [SOLVED] Forum Can I move from 32 bit to 64 bit Windows (and to an SSD) without having to reinstall all my programs Forum SolvedHow best to partition a 1tb SSD OS drive for Windows 8 Forum Replaced 3 new HDD's and still gets stuck on boot, recovery not working, windows reinstall freezes etc. Acer Aspire 5742 Forum I installed Windows 8 on a new SSD alongside 7 (HDD) deleted the 7 partition but the dual boot screen still comes up. Forum SolvedClone a laptops pre existing windows to an ssd and still have windows working on both drives? Forum Just got a new SSD and put Windows 8.1 Pro on it. Have questions about installing programs from Windows 7 Drive! Forum I completely reinstalled windows 8.1, and I STILL have audio distortion due to latency. Forum SolvedI'm reinstalling Windows 8 - Will MB drivers work after 8.1 upgrade? Forum Windows 7 64bit Partition Data Migration from RAID 1 to SSD Forum i had windows 8 on my laptop I up dated to windows 8.1.some of my programs wont work with 8.1 how do i change it back to 8 Forum When I Installed Windows, my keyboard stopped working just on that SSD, but my mouse still worked Forum dual boot partitioned ssd's SteamOs and Windows 8(.1) Forum Western Digital MyPassport 1TB suddenly stopped working. Windows no longer detects the partitions Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !