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Ssd config problem

Hello, I am having problems with my new ssd. I just bought a ssd for my os and one game it’s 128gb so I couldn’t clone the OS without deleting my games and apps. I downloaded windows to my ssd with a USB, but windows would use it to boot so I went into the bios and disabled my hdd as a boot source. The ssd booted fine but everything was gone so I needed to get my apps and games from my hdd to my desktop right? But when I did these errors were coming up about how the side by side configuration is something something. So I got all mad at myself for buying an ssd and how I can’t fix it. Then after a minute or two all these program files started to appear on my desktop, it’s now half full of program files. I know I probably didn’t set up the ssd right but I need help and any help will be appreciated.

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This does not sound like a config problem.

Apps do not take kindly to drive letter changes so I end up reinstalling the games. Most game saves are saved so I don't have to start over.

I can't imagine buying 120GB SSDs today as just this week I got email offers for a 27 dollar 240GB SSD and for 97 USD a debonair bona fide Intel 1TB M.2 SSD.

Again, nothing wrong so far. Just how apps hate drive letter changes PLUS they may need registry and more to get working. NO ONE can fix these so we just reinstall as needed.

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I didn’t try to move my game to the ssd yet I just tried to get my other apps from like chrome and steam onto my desktop

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Nope.

The old HDD has a new drive letter PLUS the OS changed and has no data/registry entries and more about the apps on the old drive.

NOTHING IS BROKEN HERE.
EVERYTHING IS BROKEN HERE.

Yes, confusing but if you want Chrome you install it on your newly installed OS. Same for Steam. I use Steam and if I choose the game and point it to my old install it won't download gigabytes plus my game saves are safe.

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So what do I do with the ssd? Just put a game or two on it? The whole reason I bought it was for the OS so it would boot faster and a game

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Your choice

But you seem to be trying to run what's on the old HDD or copying apps from the HDD to the SSD.

BOTH THOSE MOVES WILL FRUSTRATE FOLK NEW TO THIS.

If I had a machine with a HDD and wanted to migrate to SSD I could install the SSD get that working then install Steam, Chrome and for the Steam games answer where to install to get the effect I wanted. I would answer the old HDD location if I wanted to preserve drive C SSD space.

For the one game, on Steam you install Steam, log in and let Steam install to what drive you want and game on.

Easy peasy.

Post was last edited on May 14, 2019 2:51 PM PDT

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Ok thanks for the help

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