Setting an SSD as new Gaming OS? -
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I've had an SSD for a while now but never tried installing a bootable OS on it, but yesterday I felt like taking the venture.
I installed Windows 7 on it and booted off the SSD (leaving my HDD and my main OS installation intact).
The boot time was phenomenal and Windows started in a few seconds. My Windows Index score for HDD performance went up from 5.9/7.9 to 7.5/7.9 and it was very noticeable when opening folders and web browsing with Firefox. Now I booted off my HDD because I have all my installations and Firefox preferences set up here.
Gaming was about the same, with Skyrim booting as fast as always off my SSD and with little to no loading times. And Skyrim is one of those few games that actually DO benefit gameplay wise from being installed on an SSD, especially in outside areas where the world is constantly being loaded. Makes gameplay much smoother. Other games that preload worlds don't get that benefit of an SSD and are fine installed on an HDD.
Only thing keeping me from transfering permanently to my SSD OS is losing all my application/game installations and registry information, as well as my Firefox browsing history/bookmarks etc that I have set up over the years.
Wonder if anyone knows of a way that I could transfer all those registry/application and game installations and possibly all the shortcuts I have set up from my HDD Windows 7 installation to my SSD Windows 7 installation? I'd like to keep my applications and games installed on the HDD as my SSD is only 64 gigs. Between the 20 gig OS, Firefox, Skyrim and maybe another couple of games I want nothing else installed on the SSD, maintaining everything else installed on the HDD.