From what i understand, you do not wish to clone the drive because of programs that might be infected? or no longer needed. However you dont want to do a fresh install because of possible problems.
A fresh install will probably be your best option, just ensure your SSD has the latest firmware installed before you proceed, its risky once the OS is installed.
Next up remove all other drives, and install the OS (with recovery partition is it asks). As said, proceed with installing all your hardware's software, windows updates and everything else that makes your PC user friendly.
Now you can plug you other drives in, and transfer any files *not programs* to your new SSD if required, one may be your hidden AppData folder on C://.
Originally Posted by ja6on
*You will prob find the 'user' folder is your problem. you should have put the 'user' folder on the storage drive.
Even will my SSD's, its the User data that used up the most of it / or games.
I have 4 HDD's now and 2 SSD's and i use mklinks to ensure all my data gets saved where i want it.
See my video:
You will want to skip to 4:24 for the simple mklink code.
This ensures game saves and downloads o straight to your D: drive rather than C:
Hope this helps
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