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Jax711
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OMEN: Win 10 installed on 238 GB SSD drive, but 2 TB SATA drive not being used for data storage.

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OMEN by HP Obelisk Desktop 875-0035qe
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

I have a brand new OMEN by HP Obelisk Desktop 875-0035qe that came with Windows 10  installed on a 238 GB SSD drive. The other 2 TB SATA drive is meant to be used for all other data, but everything is being saved to the smaller hard drive which gets full after installing two Steam games.

 

I talked to two HP technical support representatives; I was told to reinstall Windows 10 to Drive D and not use Drive C for anything. If that is the case, why build and configure the HP Omen gaming desktop this way? It should work properly out of the box. 

 

I am brand new to Windows 10. I tried the Change Where New Content Is Saved feature changed storage destinations from C: to D:, but all data and installations still are saved on C:  There has to be an easy answer to this.D9G6ivg.jpg

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Grzwacz
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Greetings,

Welcome to the forum.

I am not a HP employee.

 

I would not install the OS on the very slow platter HDD. Your PC will run much slower than it does now.

 

I would do a custom install of any large software such as games. This should allow you to install on the "D" drive instead of the "C" drive.

 

This creates a OS recovery snag because you have program installations spread across two disks. You would have to reinstall the software if either disk fails or you reinstall the OS on drive "C".

 

Regards

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