A Few Issues

MagicDrop

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Ok I am new to building computers. I set mine up about 2 months ago and unfortunately I didn't partition the drive(480GB SSD) like I should have. Is there anyway to do that now without losing all the content I currently have leaving 1 partition with my games and videos and such and a 2nd partition with just windows 10 on it? Also I have am 8TB External HDD if that can somehow help.

Also I ran a test on my PC from the user benchmark website and I was performing well in all areas except in the External HDD, and my Internal SSD (numbers like 100 transfer when the others I saw where at 500) Anyway to fix this or did I just get a slow SDD?
 

nmsuk

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Grab Crystaldiskmark and post some screenshot of the benchmarks. Also, let's have a look at your disks in disk management
 

nmsuk

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Ok so how do you want the partition table to look?
 

MagicDrop

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Well I was hoping to get windows on its own and then have the rest of my programs and games in a separate partition. the Seagate is just to hold photos and videos for storage
 

nmsuk

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The speed test is about right for that drive.
 

Keith W

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There are many ways round your problem.. I would suggest shrinking your system partition to as small as you feel comfortable with (75GB ?). Then using the unallocated space as a new drive for your games. Simples ;) In most situations this can be done through Computer Management as in your screenshot above.

Or you could use the old Win7 backup utility to create a system image of your current setup to your 8TB drive, reformat your NVMe drive and start again. Making an image means you loose nothing. It's a great way to move your fave operating systems around.
EDIT - IMPORTANT - If you haven't already, make sure your NVMe is set to be a GPT drive, not MBR, or modern BIOSes won't see it as a UEFI boot drive.
 
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MagicDrop

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There are many ways round your problem.. I would suggest shrinking your system partition to as small as you feel comfortable with (75GB ?). Then using the unallocated space as a new drive for your games. Simples ;) In most situations this can be done through Computer Management as in your screenshot above.

Or you could use the old Win7 backup utility to create a system image of your current setup to your 8TB drive, reformat your NVMe drive and start again. Making an image means you loose nothing. It's a great way to move your fave operating systems around.
EDIT - IMPORTANT - If you haven't already, make sure your NVMe is set to be a GPT drive, not MBR, or modern BIOSes won't see it as a UEFI boot drive.
I’m a little confused. I can backup everything to my external drive. Then wipe my HD clean and partition it, but how do I move everything back properly? If I put games in 1 partition and say recording programs in another wouldn’t it be looking in C for those applications when in reality they will be in other drives now?
 

MagicDrop

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I also set up google drive and one drive and a backup image in google drive I think but I’m not sure how to turn all that stuff off as I’m not even sure they are working properly.

I am getting a 1TBSSD m.2 drive and I would like to take an old 750GB HDD drive in my PC but that has an old windows on it and a bunch of info can I just install it and wipe it clean after and it will still boot from my version of Windows?
 

nmsuk

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WHen you get the M.2 remove the other drives and clean install. You can then add the drives and wipe as necessary.
 
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