Here's the situation.
I originally had a windows 7 system and I installed all my programs to the one hard drive I had.
Recently, I decided to add an ssd and get windows 8.
I want ONLY THE WINDOWS 8 FILES on the ssd.
This is not the problem, since I installed a clean version of windows 8 to the ssd.
However, if I choose to boot from the ssd all of my programs are giving me an issue.
(Also, they do not show up in the "uninstall a program" thing.)
On the other hand, if I boot from the original hdd, to make it the system hdd, it boots windows 7 instead of windows 8.
Can I boot from the ssd but use the hdd as the system hard drive?
I've seen plenty of people trying to do it the other way around.
You would need to reinstall the games within Windows 8. When re-installing (technically you are not reinstalling them, but you are installing them for the first time) the games, you can point to the HDD as the install location.
I have tons of programs that were already on the hard drive.
Is reinstalling every single one the only way?
Could I use that hard drive as the default and tell it to use windows 8 from the ssd somehow?