Adding SSD Boot drive to new computer

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    So I just bought a new desktop and haven't yet touched it (meaning it is still in the box). I have already decided I'm going to add a 256 gb SSD to use as the boot drive. I assume I should go ahead and fire new box up (the SSD doesn't deliver until Oct 11) and configure it and then install new boot drive and transfer OS (Windows 10 incidentally)?
     
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    I did a clean install when I added an SSD. But I just use the SSD for the OS and the program files; all of the other storage including My Documents, Music, Pictures, Videos etc. are on a much higher capacity HDD.

    It definitely did improve my boot speed and program speed. The only small annoyance is when you've been operating solely off the SSD for a while and then you go to access something on the HDD and there's a delay of a couple seconds while the HDD spins up.
     
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    Adam,

    Thanks for the response. In my case (since you don't get a cd with the OS anymore) I'm wondering if I should at least fire up the box initially and do what ever minimal OS configuration is necessary and then install the SDD. I bought a Samsung SDD and from what I understand they provide an outstanding transfer SW that will take move the OS over. I'm assuming it will let me keep the music/docs/photos etc on the HDD.
     
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    Thanks Doug.
     
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    Good luck!
     
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    Thanks - the Macrium recommendation was spot on. The SDD is now the boot and program drive and blazing fast - setup similar to what Adam mentioned above - all default library locations are pointed at the HDD. What a huge difference.
     
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    Awesome! Glad it worked out so well for you Chris.
     

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