First, I have already cleaned everything I want off the system drive that is in the pc now...pictures, itunes library, some documents, a few videos, etc. I moved them all over to another internal hard drive. I also copied all my favorites from internet explorer to add to the new install. (The pictures and videos are also on my unraid server)
Then, I made a list of all the programs that I will want to re-install onto the new build.
(Utorrent, photoshop, vegas movie studio, itunes, and a few other things)
Now, my plan is to clean install windows 7 64bit...I was running 32 but since I have the original CD I bought from MS I figured I would install the 64bit version this time.
1. Set BIOS to AHCI
2. Clean Install Windows 7
3. Updates, drivers, etc.
4. Re-install programs....this is where I am still unsure.
From past threads some suggest to install photoshop and vegas to the SSD. How about itunes?
If I want to install some programs to my 2nd or even 3rd internal drives, do I add a folder called programs to the other HD and point my installs there?
Or am I better off keeping all my programs on the ssd and everything else on the large HD's?
BTW, the SSD is 128GB. The PC also has a 1tb second drive and I will probably re-use the HD thats in there now as a third drive...its a 300gb.
Any different suggestions?