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How to change my SSD to my secondary drive (it is currently primary)

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July 7, 2012 7:05:08 AM

Hey guys i'm pretty new to the computer world, i recently just built a gaming PC and need help trouble shooting. When i installed windows i unplugged my 1TB SATA HDD and only keep my 64 GIG SSD installed so i could make sure Windows and all my drivers where on my SSD. I didn't think about it until now, and realized that my primary drive is going to be this tiny 64 GIG drive, and i'm going to have to manually choose where to save everything.
So to get to the point, is there anyway i can change my HDD to my primary without having to reinstall windows, and still be able to boot off my SSD. Please help if you have the knowledge i'm not to computer savvy yet, but trying to learn
July 7, 2012 7:09:13 AM

I'm new to this site so if i posted this in the wrong section or didn't follow certain guidelines i apologize.
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July 7, 2012 7:20:41 AM

you can still use that SSD quite well and not have to "choose" where to install everything.

google MKLINK and learn how you can move a folder; such as all your users files, to the HD, use the MKLINK command to make a link to it and windows thinks it is still on the SSD.
you can do the same with the programs folders and such.
also go through the useful link in this post.
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/270102-32-useful-arti...
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July 7, 2012 7:25:07 AM

Anonymous said:
you can still use that SSD quite well and not have to "choose" where to install everything.

google MKLINK and learn how you can move a folder; such as all your users files, to the HD, use the MKLINK command to make a link to it and windows thinks it is still on the SSD.
you can do the same with the programs folders and such.
also go through the useful link in this post.
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/270102-32-useful-arti...



Ok cool so i could just save everything to my SSD and transfer everything to my hard drive like every week or so? if i use the MKLINK command?
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July 7, 2012 7:44:00 AM

BR iZ NSAN3 said:
Ok cool so i could just save everything to my SSD and transfer everything to my hard drive like every week or so? if i use the MKLINK command?

once you move the folder and use the MKLINK command, that is it!

here is a tutorial on move the steam games, it will be the same for anything. once you do that windows thinks it is still at the original location but will read/write to the new one.
http://www.heartlessgamer.com/2011/11/tip-how-to-move-s...
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July 7, 2012 7:47:58 AM

Ok cool ill defiantly check it out tommorow when i get the chance thanks for the help. Ill reply back and let you know how it worked out.
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