Installing drivers in non-OS SSD partition?

By edwardamin13
Nov 2, 2012
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  1. Hi guys,
    Just got my Y580, installed Samsung 830 256 GB. (fresh install wins 7)

    I have 2 partitions, 1 for OS and 1 for anything other than that.

    I put most of my drivers in C: (wins 7 OS) I observe a slower boot time from ard 8 secs to 20 secs after all the drivers have been loaded.

    My question is, will it help if I install the driver in the non-OS partition instead?
    Will it work and will it have any consequences in the future?

    and what is the average Samsung 830 boot time with drivers and programs? just for comparison..

    Thank you very much for your help
  2. Coodu

    Coodu TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 179

    10-15s should be about right. You can't really install drivers to your secondary partition as they usually copy essential files to system32 for example anyway.

    I mean you could always go to msconfig and turn their respective applications off? Realtek HD Audio Manager is a good example, but then you lose that functionality (Volume, device selection, Tests etc)


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