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Posted · Original PosterOP

would it be possible for me to move my OS from my SSD to my HDD? I tried looking it up on google, but all the results are for HDD -> SSD. I recently bought a 2TB HDD and was wondering if I could conserve space on my SSD by doing this.

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8 minutes ago, Apostle.- said:

but all the results are for HDD -> SSD.

There's literally no difference in the process, a hard drive and an SSD are the exact same thing to your PC 


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Just now, fasauceome said:

There's literally no difference in the process, a hard drive and an SSD are the exact same thing to your PC 

So the transfer process would be the same for either? Sorry, I'm new to building PCs and stuff like this in general.

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10 minutes ago, Apostle.- said:

I could conserve space on my SSD by doing this.

Usually having your OS on the SSD is what people want not the opposite since everything will become considerably slower, if you need more space on your SSD buy a bigger SSD or simply start installing or storing files on the HDD instead first.


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12 minutes ago, Apostle.- said:

would it be possible for me to move my OS from my SSD to my HDD? I tried looking it up on google, but all the results are for HDD -> SSD. I recently bought a 2TB HDD and was wondering if I could conserve space on my SSD by doing this.

You need to find software to ghost or clone your hard drive partitions to another one.  It's much easier just reinstalling Windows the old fashioned way.


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3 minutes ago, Princess Luna said:

Usually having your OS on the SSD is what people want not the opposite since everything will become considerably slower, if you need more space on your SSD buy a bigger SSD or simply start installing or storing files on the HDD instead first.

So you would recommend simply buying another SSD to store my OS on?

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Just now, Apostle.- said:

So you would recommend simply buying another SSD to store my OS on?

I would like you to clarify what you have and what you're going through


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CPU: Intel Core i7 8700 @4.45ghz |~| Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212X |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z370M D3H mATX|~| RAM: 16gb DDR4 3333mhzCL16 G.Skill Trident Z |~| GPU: nVidia Founders Edition GTX 1080 Ti |~| PSU: Corsair TX650M 80Plus Gold |~| Boot:  SSD WD Green M.2 2280 240GB |~| Storage: 1x3TB HDD 7200rpm Seagate Barracuda + SanDisk Ultra 3D 1TB |~| Case: Fractal Design Meshify C Mini |~| Display: Toshiba UL7A 4K/60hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.
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Posted · Original PosterOP
On 8/15/2019 at 9:50 AM, Princess Luna said:

I would like you to clarify what you have and what you're going through

Sorry for not replying earlier. Basically, I enjoy asking stupid questions on forums and then realising my idiocy later on. I am at the latter stage now; I understand what I need to do. Sorry for wasting your time. This is neither sarcastic nor a jab at you, I am actually self-deprecating right now. Sorry again.

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