Windows 10: New Win 10 on new PC, where to put program files ?

Discus and support New Win 10 on new PC, where to put program files ? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hello, The new PC will have a Samsung 970 evo plus 500GB boot drive. The operating system only will be on this drive. A friend suggested that I have... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Riley7, Jan 31, 2020.

  1. Riley7 Win User

    New Win 10 on new PC, where to put program files ?


    Hello,

    The new PC will have a Samsung 970 evo plus 500GB boot drive. The operating system only will be on this drive.
    A friend suggested that I have all the program files on a different drive to minimize wear on the ssd. I use many non mainstream programs that do not have an option as where to install. If I do this, I would end with program files dirs on two drives.

    Is there any real advantage of doing this? Will it make the boot drive last longer?

    :)
     
    Riley7, Jan 31, 2020
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  2. CK011885 Win User

    Installing Windows 10 on New PC?

    I'm going to be building a new PC on Christmas and want to install Windows 10 on it. I have Windows 10 on my current PC, which I installed upgrading from 8.1 with the files on a USB. How do I go about installing a clean copy of Windows 10 on this new PC? I think I recall something about installing it once makes Microsoft recognize your hardware, but since this will be a PC I'm not sure what steps I need to take. Do I need to go 8.1 -> 10 or is there a method of going directly to 10?
     
    CK011885, Jan 31, 2020
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  3. r.h.p Win User
    Installing Windows 10 on New PC?

    What's your intended PC specs ??
     
    r.h.p, Jan 31, 2020
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  4. yertiz Win User

    New Win 10 on new PC, where to put program files ?

    New Win 10 PCs cannot see other PCs on network

    Ken

    It may be that both steps were necessary. I just did them one step at a time.

    Indeed. Whilst it's good to have a solution I cannot say I feel I understand how the problem has been resolved. Everything I read suggests that SMB1 should only be required for older versions of Windows. In fact, without SMB1 checked, the only computer visible to the new Win 10 boxes was a Win 7 box!!!
     
    yertiz, Jan 31, 2020
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