How to install OS in SSD and the rest on HDD?

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Hello there,

I attempted to install Windows 8 on my computer. The installation went easy but my problem is my computer becomes full with only around 60GB of installation file. I tried everything to use my 500GB hard disk, but there are still files that I couldn't save on it. Also, I have an SSD and I want to know how I can install something to it and my other files to my HDD? I mean, how can I choose which files to save on each storage. How can I avoid saving programs to my default drive (C:)? I want to save the Windows folder on SSD. Are there any other certain files from my OS that are not included in this folder? Please help me with this.

 

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How to install OS in SSD and the rest on HDD?

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Hi Johnny,

There are two option for this kind of problem. I’ll give you some idea that can help you choose and decide which is more efficient. 

Option 1: Consider replacing your 60GB SSD with your 500GB HDD as your primary storage. In this case, you need to backup all your important files.

Then, you should re-install your preferred Windows OS to your 500GB HDD. The remaining 60GB SSD can be used as external storage or extended storage alternatively.

Option 2: You can stick to your current computer system. But you should manually save to your 500GB HDD whenever you install a new program because by default it will save directly to C partition of your hard drive where all the program files located.

You can’t set it in a way that it will save directly to your extended storage. However, you shouldn't not play around with C: programs stored there because it might cause your system fails.

I hope this information might be useful and informative. 

Ware

 

 

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