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Install programs on second hard drive?

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i installed os on my first drive which has the OS x64-bit. and its 250 GB. its about the run out so i decided to buy anther internal hard drive 500 GB sata 3(yes my motherboard has that Slot). now it shows up as local disk D: it just didn't add more space on local C:. do i have to install windows again on that disk? or do i have to do something to allow me to install more programs,etc. Thanks in advance
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  1. When you install programs they ask where to install, and you can select the D drive. A different solution might be to keep applications on the OS drive, and move your data to the new drive.
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    I would vote with the above user about pushing your personal files to the other drive.
    Those tend to take a lot of space.

    Now if that is not enough, you can actually move large programs(not ones that are a part of windows) to the other drive and create a junction to those old locations.

    This in effect, makes windows see the programs as still on c : (this makes it so you do no need to install it over again) while they are in fact on d:.

    The potential problem would be if the program has special NTFS security requirements(I have no seem many that do, but it can happen).

    If a file does, robocopy /copyall would allow a direct copy with all permissions in tact.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robocopy (Command Line)
    Or
    http://download.microsoft.com/download/f/d/0/fd05def7-68a1-4f71-8546-25c359cc0842/UtilitySpotlight2006_11.exe (GIU, but a bit strange. it says its done, but is still doing its thing. I recommend you make a script to run instead)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NTFS_symbolic_link (Command Line)
    Or
    http://www.rekenwonder.com/linkmagic.htm (GIU, please use with care.)

    Option 3 :)

    Clone the old drive to the new one. It may be a faster drive. then use the old drive for files.
  3. Best answer selected by Herolies.
  4. What option are you going to do? Image or move large programs and personal files?
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