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What happens to old software?

Last response: in Storage
December 16, 2012 9:19:10 PM


So I just bought an SSD for upgrading my system. I want to have only windows on the SSD, and maybe the odd programme.

What I want to know is, what happens to my old games on my HDD. I have 30 Games on steam, and also lots of photoediting software. Do I have to reinstall everything back onto the HDD? Or can I just remove windows from the HHD, keeping all of my programmes?

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a c 135 G Storage
December 18, 2012 5:12:39 AM

Are you upgrading the operating system as well (upgrading from an older version of Windows to Windows 7 or 8)? If not, you may be able to clone the drive using software that comes with the SSD or find a cloning software that will do the job.
a b G Storage
December 19, 2012 12:49:46 AM

If you go for a clean OS installation on the SSD, all your stuff (OS, games, etc) on the HDD will be kept intact -- you can edit your photos, play your games without a problem.