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How to make SSD for OS and HDD for storage?

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June 26, 2012 2:03:22 AM

Hello, I recently built a gaming PC and I was wondering How I could set up my HDD solely for storage.
Right now all my programs go straight to my SSD - C:/programs. My SSD is only 60g and my HDD 2TB.
I heard about setting up raid 1 or using AHCI in BIOS is this something I would have to do?
My motherboard is an ASUS p9x79 PRO.

Thanks.

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a b G Storage
June 26, 2012 2:37:48 AM

You can custom install your programs to install in the HDD. You don't have to do anything special.
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June 26, 2012 3:21:47 AM

Not necessary when I download a game like League of Legends it defaults into the C: and when I try to move it into my HDD
and delete the old file in the SSD the game won't work.
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a b G Storage
June 26, 2012 3:27:01 AM

That's because it made registry keys for the C: drive. You just can't move a program, it works with steam games and some programs. But for a game like LoL, you need to custom install to your HDD.
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June 26, 2012 3:38:38 AM

hmm I was told that you can make an SSD solely for the OS and HDD for storage. Is there no way to do this?
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June 26, 2012 3:38:46 AM

hmm I was told that you can make an SSD solely for the OS and HDD for storage. Is there no way to do this?
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June 26, 2012 3:38:59 AM

hmm I was told that you can make an SSD solely for the OS and HDD for storage. Is there no way to do this?
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a b G Storage
June 26, 2012 3:54:44 AM

While possible, the only things that you can't change is where the windows updates downloads to and install to. If you want your downloads to change somewhere else such as your HDD follow the steps provided here:

How to Change the Default Location of Windows 7 User Folders
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/18629-user-folders...

Let me know how it works out :) 
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June 26, 2012 9:12:21 PM

I can't seem to be able to delete my old user file. It says "The action can't be completed because the folder or a file in it is open in another program." I do not even have anything open or running. Is there a way to delete it?
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a b G Storage
June 26, 2012 9:21:52 PM

Try restarting your computer and doing it.

You may want to do it in safe mode, if it still doesn't work.
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June 26, 2012 9:35:50 PM

thanks, running in safe mode worked
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a b G Storage
June 26, 2012 9:54:31 PM

Glad that it worked out for you :) 
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