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Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by tomchew, Jun 1, 2013.

  1. tomchew

    tomchew Member

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    I purchased a new samsung 840pro and i want to put my os with a couple programs and games i use most on it since its only 128gb but then i want my 2tb hdd to store all the programs/games i don't normally use, so should i remove the os form the 2tb hdd and just load it onto the sdd I'm not really sure how it works, also what about the anti virus programs do i leave them on the hdd? Just confused on how this works.
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    fresh install of windows, anti-virus & programs on the ssd drive.
     
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    I see, but can i still play the games and use the programs on the old HDD even tho it has no OS, this process confuses me lol.
     
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    all the games & programs will have to be re-installed so that the new windows will know they are installed & their location. when reinstalling, tell windows you what the game\program installed on the 2tb drive not the ssd drive.
     
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    my SSD just arrived today, will anything happen if i leave windows installed in the 2TB hDD?
     
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    shouldn't be any issues as long as you are careful when installing windows onto the ssd & not onto the 2tb. windows when checking for existing windows will find the 2tb windows so don't fix it. make certain the new windows is installed on the new ssd.
     
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    I just disconnected my existing HDD before installing W8 on the new SSD.
     
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    i normally do that with windows but haven't had to re-install win8 yet on a tower which i only have 1 customer with win8 on the tower & another on a laptop.
     

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