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I got a new Dell with a 225 ssd (c drive) and a 2Tb storage hd (d drive). I have an older HP with a 1 Tb hd with about 575 gigs on it. I can't transfer all my 575 gigs to the new 225 ssd (too small). I want to make my 2 Tb my C drive and make my 225 ssd into my "d" drive. That way I can zinstall all my existing 575 gigs to my new computer. How do I change drive letters making my D drive my C, and my C drive my D. I want to put my OS on my larger 2Tb hd. Can I just copy all the stuff on my small ssd to my large hd and change the drive letters so my 2Tb becomes my C drive with my OS (windows 10) on it and make my smaller 225 ssd my "d" drive with my recovery info on it? I think it was pretty lame for Dell to make my OS on such a small ssd drive. Any suggestions? Please? Thx.

Jeff

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Actually this is the new and correct setup.

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Because folk got tired of 5 to 10 minute boot times the SSD is your boot drive and for mass storage that's on the large HDD.

225GB is plenty for the OS and what apps won't store on drive C.

I'd move your files to the second HDD and install your apps and enjoy the fast new PC.

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Actually this is the new and correct setup.

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After playing round with it I'm on the right track. Created files on the HDD and will store them there.
The new PC is much faster than the old HP. Not used to the new configurations. Thanks for the response.

Jeff

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Don't do that

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Use the ssd for the OS and apps.

Use the hdd for bulk storage.

Create some folders on the new hdd and start copying things like pics/docs/vids from the old hdd to new hdd.

Apps you reinstall to the new ssd.

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Don't do that

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I got you. SSD is faster boot. Just wanted to zinstall the whole old drive to the new machine. Will take some time to create files on D. Xfered iTunes and it filled up my SSD. Oops. Got it all sorted out. HP was trouble free for 6 years and I'm not used to the new configurations. I'll work it out the way you suggested. New machine is much faster. I think it will be great. Thanks for the help.

Jeff

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