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well i need to do this sooner or later or the ssd will just die of neglect. lol. i read this guide on lifehacker.com on moving the user folder

http://lifehacker.com/5467758/move-the-users-directory-in-windows-7

 

would moving the program files in that same manner be effective? i remember years ago when i tried to change the default program directory to another drive for windows xp, some programs didnt like that and would give me errors (speciallythe radeon app)

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Are you trying to just move a clone from the existing drive to a new drive?

 

Im kind of confused on exactly what you're trying to do.

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Are you trying to just move a clone from the existing drive to a new drive?

 

Im kind of confused on exactly what you're trying to do.

doing a fresh windows 7 install on the SSD. since its only 80 gb, it's not enough for all the programs/games. i saw that link on how to move your users folder to D:\ and hard link. so i was wondering if that would be possible to do with the Program folder as well.

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You could move the users folder to the D: drive, but I think you'd be better off just installing Windows7, including the users directory to the SSD, and then just install all of your other program/apps on the D: drive.

 

80Gb should be more than enough to install Win7 and current/future windows updates, as well as hardware drivers. At most you're looking at using 20-25Gb of the SSD if you go with 64-bit, a little less than that if you go with 32-bit.

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