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Installing a new SSD as a boot drive.

#11StormKMDPosted 10/29/2013 8:58:58 PM
Do you have a backup of the OS? Personally, I would do a clean install just to avoid any problems.
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#12XxTwisted26xX(Topic Creator)Posted 10/29/2013 9:15:31 PM
StormKMD posted...
Do you have a backup of the OS? Personally, I would do a clean install just to avoid any problems.


Yeah ima just do a clean install on the SSD. But do I just leave the original OS on my HDD ALSO? Or is that going to mess it up? Do I delete it from the HDD? And if so how? :P
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#13DragnfyrPosted 10/29/2013 9:19:38 PM
It's almost impossible to delete an old Windows install without wiping the drive since so many files are locked down. If you don't have an external HDD to back up your personal data from the HDD then you basically just have to leave Windows on the HDD.
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#14XxTwisted26xX(Topic Creator)Posted 10/29/2013 9:44:54 PM
Dragnfyr posted...
It's almost impossible to delete an old Windows install without wiping the drive since so many files are locked down. If you don't have an external HDD to back up your personal data from the HDD then you basically just have to leave Windows on the HDD.


Im able to back up all my documents (which I need) which only totalled 4 GBS. The only thigns I dread to install again after a reformat is 500 GBS of games haha.

So I planned to install OS clean on the SSD. But it isn't showing up in the BIOS? :/
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#15XxTwisted26xX(Topic Creator)Posted 10/29/2013 10:36:43 PM
Okay, I installed windows on my SSD, but now I cant open things on my HDD? Like I cant use MS Office or anything or open any game file apps?
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#16WerdnAndreWPosted 10/29/2013 10:41:50 PM
You have to reinstall your programs and games. All the registry entries for your software is gone.
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#17XxTwisted26xX(Topic Creator)Posted 10/29/2013 10:47:30 PM
WerdnAndreW posted...
You have to reinstall your programs and games. All the registry entries for your software is gone.

GRAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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#18WerdnAndreWPosted 10/29/2013 10:52:17 PM
With steam, you can just move the game directories to where you have steam installed. Verify and steam will download any missing files.
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#19XxTwisted26xX(Topic Creator)Posted 10/29/2013 11:02:04 PM
Im trying to open MS Office and it wont let me :/ theres like a lock by the files
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#20XxTwisted26xX(Topic Creator)Posted 10/29/2013 11:34:35 PM
Wait, so in order to open games or programs from my old HDD, I have to manually go to my computer, go to the directory and click on the program? I tried moving the Steam or Skyrim shortcut to my desktop and it tried installing it, but I can open it normally if I click on it from my computer.
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