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Re: Help Installing a OS to a SSD. [SOLVED]

Post by scarletrose on Sun 16 Sep 2012, 14:54

Admin wrote:Hello,

Glad to hear it's all working fine so far!
Last time I changed the location of the "Program Files" folders, almost all my programs got messed up! So I wouldn't recommend changing the Program Files folder, but just choosing "Custom" installations for all your programs and games and changing the installation folder.

But I do recommend changing the "Desktop" to a new location. You can do so as follows:

1. Open the Registry Editor (Start/Run: regedit) and navigate to: HKCU > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Explorer > User Shell Folders
2. Double-click on the "Desktop" value to change the standard location.

Good luck!



Okay so can I do steps 1-2 again for music/documents/videos/pictures etc?

Also what value do I change it to? It's weirdly written so I wouldn't know how to change it from here:



To here:



Should I perhaps copy all the folders over from C:\Users\XXXX\ and put them in a specific folder? (If yes what should the folder be called?

P.S Sorry This is the first time I've had to do this Smile
P.P.S I noticed there are 2 program files.. Is this suppose to be like that?




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Re: Help Installing a OS to a SSD. [SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Sun 16 Sep 2012, 16:08

Hello,

Yes, the two Program Files folders are normal! One is for 32-bit applications and the "Program Files" is for 64-bit programs. (Note: x86 = 32-bit)

As for the Registry, change that whole value to B:\, just like that. What a coincidence, I have a special B:\ partition for my Desktop too!
But 1TB just for the Desktop is a little bit(!) too much... I recommend splitting the B:\ partition into more partition(s) and give them their own drive letter(s).

Yes, you can also change the location of all the other folders, but I really recommend you leave those untouched. Do you store your photo's in "Pictures" at all?

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Re: Help Installing a OS to a SSD. [SOLVED]

Post by scarletrose on Sun 16 Sep 2012, 16:11

Admin wrote:Hello,

Yes, the two Program Files folders are normal! One is for 32-bit applications and the "Program Files" is for 64-bit programs. (Note: x86 = 32-bit)

As for the Registry, change that whole value to B:\, just like that. What a coincidence, I have a special B:\ partition for my Desktop too!
But 1TB just for the Desktop is a little bit(!) too much... I recommend splitting the B:\ partition into more partition(s) and give them their own drive letter(s).

Yes, you can also change the location of all the other folders, but I really recommend you leave those untouched. Do you store your photo's in "Pictures" at all?

Yeah I store all my stuff in the correct folders (So music in the music folder, videos in the video folder, etc)

Also is there anyway to change the location of the folders in the Libraries folder? (eg, music, videos)?


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Re: Help Installing a OS to a SSD. [SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Sun 16 Sep 2012, 16:15

Hello,

Oh, in that case, you might want to change their locations too.
But DO NOT just point them to a new partition (e.g. "B:")! Create a new folder for that specific location in the new partition (e.g. "B:\Pictures").

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Re: Help Installing a OS to a SSD. [SOLVED]

Post by scarletrose on Sun 16 Sep 2012, 16:22

Yay! Thanks so much for helping me! I got it working Very Happy

P.S Should I maybe change another folder location like temp data or cache to the HDD? Because I've been noticing as I'm installing programs onto my HDD some space is getting taken to fromm the SSD drive Like a few hundred MBs each time, I'm not sure why is going to the C: SSD drive when I've selected to install in on the B: HDD.
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Re: Help Installing a OS to a SSD. [SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Sun 16 Sep 2012, 21:52

Hello,

No! I do not recommend changing any other system folders, as they might mess up your Windows.
Sometimes programs have to "integrate" into Windows and may send a few files to the SSD, but you should not worry about those.

Also, the system recovery mechanism might be taking up a lot of space too. Check out the most space-consuming files using TreeSize (Free): https://www.jam-software.de/customers/downloadTrial.php?article_no=80&language=EN&PHPSESSID=k5jvru7n0lr9dkddg89ossjd00

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Re: Help Installing a OS to a SSD. [SOLVED]

Post by scarletrose on Mon 17 Sep 2012, 10:30

Admin wrote:Hello,

No! I do not recommend changing any other system folders, as they might mess up your Windows.
Sometimes programs have to "integrate" into Windows and may send a few files to the SSD, but you should not worry about those.

Also, the system recovery mechanism might be taking up a lot of space too. Check out the most space-consuming files using TreeSize (Free): https://www.jam-software.de/customers/downloadTrial.php?article_no=80&language=EN&PHPSESSID=k5jvru7n0lr9dkddg89ossjd00

Okay thanks, but what happens when the SSD drive gets full? I won't be able to store anymore programs on the HDD because of the SSD drive being full?
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Re: Help Installing a OS to a SSD. [SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Mon 17 Sep 2012, 17:15

Hello,

If you install all your software on the other drive - it has to become a reflex for you to change the installation folder, each time you install a program; preferably a new folder for each program - the C:\ drive should get full out of sudden.

Use Treesize to see what is using up most space.

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Re: Help Installing a OS to a SSD. [SOLVED]

Post by scarletrose on Tue 18 Sep 2012, 03:14

Admin wrote:Hello,

If you install all your software on the other drive - it has to become a reflex for you to change the installation folder, each time you install a program; preferably a new folder for each program - the C:\ drive should get full out of sudden.

Use Treesize to see what is using up most space.

I used treesize and there's these two files (I don't know what they are) and they are taking up like 14 GBS

'pagefile.sys' and 'hiberfil.sys'
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Re: Help Installing a OS to a SSD. [SOLVED]

Post by t2sink on Tue 18 Sep 2012, 03:39

Disable hibernation will remove the hiberfil.sys file.

technet.microsoft.com discuss thread on pagefile.sys

Krystian.ZiejaProject Envision (MCC, Partner) wrote:
I do not think there are any risk associated with this, however you will need to reboot your server afterwards.
1. Right Click Computer | Choose Properties
2. Click Advanced System Settings
3. Performance Tab | Click Settings
4. Advanced Settings Tab | Virtual Memory | Click Change
5. Uncheck Automaticaly manage page file
6. Clicking on disk will allow you to set paging file where you want
I would recommend you to have a page file on c drive in size at least 500MB this should be sufficient for having dumps. Than you can have bigger paging file on different drive which should help in respect to performance

Also can do custom management on the drives, and can have more on your others.
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Re: Help Installing a OS to a SSD. [SOLVED]

Post by scarletrose on Wed 19 Sep 2012, 11:57

@t2sink wrote:Disable hibernation will remove the hiberfil.sys file.

technet.microsoft.com discuss thread on pagefile.sys

Krystian.ZiejaProject Envision (MCC, Partner) wrote:
I do not think there are any risk associated with this, however you will need to reboot your server afterwards.
1. Right Click Computer | Choose Properties
2. Click Advanced System Settings
3. Performance Tab | Click Settings
4. Advanced Settings Tab | Virtual Memory | Click Change
5. Uncheck Automaticaly manage page file
6. Clicking on disk will allow you to set paging file where you want
I would recommend you to have a page file on c drive in size at least 500MB this should be sufficient for having dumps. Than you can have bigger paging file on different drive which should help in respect to performance

Also can do custom management on the drives, and can have more on your others.

Thanks! I free'd up 14GBS of space!
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Re: Help Installing a OS to a SSD. [SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Wed 19 Sep 2012, 16:13

Hello,

Great!
Enjoy your SSD and please let us know if you have any more questions or just need more assistance!

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