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January 16, 2013 2:10:09 AM

Hello, Right now I have windows 7 on hard drive. I was wondering if I do I clean new install on my
ssd. And later pop in my hard drive and use my programs that have been on my hard drive.
a b $ Windows 7
a c 122 G Storage
January 16, 2013 3:52:36 AM

You will need to reinstall those programs.
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January 16, 2013 5:23:09 AM

But do those programs have to run on the ssd. Or can just reinstall them and run them straight on my hard drive
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a b $ Windows 7
a c 122 G Storage
January 17, 2013 1:50:04 AM

No, those programs do not have to run on the SSD. As long as you create the Program Files and Program Files (x86) folders on the second drive you should be able to install the programs on the second drive. The Program Files (X86) folder is only necessary if you are using the 64 bit version of Windows 7. Pay close attention to the install directory when installing the programs to make sure they don't install on the OS drive.
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January 18, 2013 4:08:29 AM

Best answer selected by holystreetballer.
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