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I bought MSI laptop with 1TB Hard Drive+256GB Solid State Drive; I want to dedicate SSD drive to partition C that windows will be installed to boost the speed; how can I configure C just with SSD?

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In the bios, select drive D as SSD. Install windows to drive C. That's it. System on C and data on D.

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