How would I choose a default drive to save from?

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I've got an ssd and installed my windows on it so my computer and applications run faster but I'm wanting all my programs and games saved on the hard drive instead of my SSD how would I choose a default drive? Thanks In advanced!
 

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Read this:
Win 7 & 8: http://www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-1834397/ssd-redirecting-static-files.html
Win 8.1 & 10: http://www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-2024314/windows-redirecting-folders-drives.html

For Steam games, this:
Steam games location
In the steam client:
Steam
Settings
Downloads
Steam Library Folders
Add library folder


 

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Thanks for the reply, however how would I apply a default driver for the whole system? I dont want any space being taken from my SSD as its running low
 

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This you do not do.
Many things are required to end up on the C drive.
Windows Updates, etc.

Try to force everything to be elsewhere, and many, many things will break.

What size/make/model is the SSD?
 

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With that being said (unrelated question) would a 550w Silver power supply be able to handle this https://pcpartpicker.com/list/qJhmpb ? I know it states it uses 400w however Id like to be on the safe side
and ask an expert.
 

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128GB SSD with 20GB remaining, I installed some programs on it that I use alot however I can just transfer it
 

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Right.
A couple of things to look into:
hibernation. This will take up space equivalent to your physical RAM.
Disable it, here: https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/819-hibernate-enable-disable.html

System Restore points
See how much space this is sucking up. Adjust as needed.

Pagefile
Depending on how much physical RAM you have, consider turning it down.
I see you have 16GB RAM? Turn the pagefile down to 1GB min/max. You will see zero performance difference.

Games
What games did you install on the SSD? Maybe put those over on the HDD.


Bottom line, though...this is why I stopped recommending 120GB drives a few years ago. Too small, and you run into this situation.
It can work, but you have to do far more maintenance on it.
240GB or larger these days.
 

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Thanks alot for the help man, I'll look into it.
 

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