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I just got a new SSD, so how do I go about this?

TyroTang
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So I will be installing a new OS on the new SSD.

I will be using the old HDD as secondary drive

1.)Can I delete the old OS on the HDDD, without formatting?

(any possible unforseen consequence of doing so?)

 

My old hard disk has been partitioned.

2.) Can I un-partition my old hdd without reformatting?

(any possible unforseen consequence of doing so?)

 

3.) On which drive should my steam/games be installed?

 

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1) nope, because your bootloader is on there too

2) nope

3) hdd is fine for most people, just install a bit if you want to on your ssd, but that's about it.

4) use cloning software to migrate to the new ssd if possible

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13 minutes ago, LukeSavenije said:

1) nope, because your bootloader is on there too

2) nope

3) hdd is fine for most people, just install a bit if you want to on your ssd, but that's about it.

4) use cloning software to migrate to the new ssd if possible

It's never a good idea to migrate OS, fresh install is the best option. You tend to get problems with applications and hardware settings when you migrate OS.

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Just now, Abdul201588 said:

It's never a good idea to migrate OS, fresh install is the best option. You tend to get problems with applications and hardware settings when you migrate OS.

and that's a mith. I never had problems with cloning (with good software) or even straight up putting a hdd in 4 different pc's in a single day. 

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2 minutes ago, Abdul201588 said:

It's never a good idea to migrate OS, fresh install is the best option. You tend to get problems with applications and hardware settings when you migrate OS.

 

1 minute ago, LukeSavenije said:

and that's a mith. I never had problems with cloning (with good software) or even straight up putting a hdd in 4 different pc's in a single day. 

Plus programs installed on other drives would break since a lot of programdata/appdata would be deleted during re-installation.

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Just now, LukeSavenije said:

and that's a mith. I never had problems with cloning (with good software) or even straight up putting a hdd in 4 different pc's in a single day. 

Not a mith I am not saying it happens every time. But there is a chance that IT might happen. For me it's not an issue as long as you create a back up of your user files which later can be restored. Installing Windows doesn't take long using a USB and an SSD maximum it'll take 20-30 minutes. 

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Just now, Abdul201588 said:

Not a mith I am not saying it happens every time. But there is a chance that IT might happen. For me it's not an issue as long as you create a back up of your user files which later can be restored. Installing Windows doesn't take long using a USB and an SSD maximum it'll take 20-30 minutes. 

well, there is a lot that can happen with a fresh install too. programs break, accidental deleting, things like that. so it's kinda OP's choise here

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I'd go with a fresh install as well (or rather did, when I built my PC about three weeks ago). Save all your personal data somewhere save, format both drives and then start fresh. It's also a great opportunity to do some housekeeping and clear some space on the disks

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So is the rest probably

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