Windows 10: Windows installed on my HDD instead of my SSD?

Discus and support Windows installed on my HDD instead of my SSD? in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Just downloaded Windows 10 and noticed both my "windows" folder and "old windows" folder are located in my HDD. How can I transfer windows 10 to my... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by C4Edgez, Aug 26, 2015.

  1. C4Edgez Win User

    Windows installed on my HDD instead of my SSD?


    Just downloaded Windows 10 and noticed both my "windows" folder and "old windows" folder are located in my HDD.
    How can I transfer windows 10 to my SSD? Windows 8 was originally on my SSD, I don't understand why it installed on my HDD.


    I'm not really a tech wiz but hopefully someone can help me out.
    Thank you in advance

    Edit - My computer is a lenovo Y500 for future reference, it has both a 1 TB HDD and a 25 GB SSD built in.

    :)
     
    C4Edgez, Aug 26, 2015
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    Hi i made my own pc i have a hdd and a ssd when i installed windows for the first time it got installed on the hdd instead of the ssd and i have no idea of how to reinstall windows on my ssd instead of the hdd my pc is empty only windows on it so i dont
    mind how its done i just need a way that works !!
     
    Prakticaljoke, Aug 26, 2015
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    Rodriquez6890, Aug 26, 2015
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  4. Ztruker Win User

    Windows installed on my HDD instead of my SSD?

    How did you do the install? I hope you were booted to Windows 8.1 and did an upgrade to Windows 10. If not you will not be able to activate Windows 10.

    Also, doing it that way should insure Windows 10 got installed to the same drive 8.1 was booted from.
     
    Ztruker, Aug 26, 2015
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  5. C4Edgez Win User
    Well I was up to Windows 8.1, it just decided to re-direct itself to my HDD for the weirdest reason.
     
    C4Edgez, Aug 26, 2015
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  6. How much free space was on the SSD? Maybe it determined there wasn't enough space and decided to install on the hard drive.
     
    sciencegeek, Aug 26, 2015
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  7. Word Man Win User
    Looks like the SSD on the Y500 is for system cache. Is it not in your case? I understand if WIn 8.1 was on SSD but I take it there was room for nothing else and Win 10 went to your HDD like science geek said. 25 GB seems like an odd number - Lenovo website describes Y500 with a 16 GB SSD.
     
    Word Man, Apr 4, 2018
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