5 Replies Latest reply: Aug 19, 2013 10:43 PM by mende1
GhenWare275 Level 1 Level 1

Hello everyone,

 

I recently installed Windows 7 on my Mac. I only had just enough space to spare to insall the OS (120gb SSD, so I really couldn't spare anymore) I'm going to have to repartition to give myself about 5 more gb's so I can install Windows' updates but I'm not worried about that for now.

 

My big question is, can I use an external drive for everything else? is there a way to order all downloads and program installs to the external? like browsers, Steam and Steam games, things like that I finally got Windows installed and working now this is the last step and I'll officially have an awesome set up

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

 

Thanks


OS X Mountain Lion, 2.2GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, 8GB 1333MHz DDR3, 128 SSD
Solved by mende1 on Aug 19, 2013 10:38 PM Solved
GhenWare275 wrote: Here's another question then, if I delete a lot of applications from my Mac can I just go back to an older date on my Time Machine backup and they'll be back? Of course. To restore files from a Time Machine backup, you can use the Time Machine app (in /Applications) to restore apps from a backup, always that you didn't use an uninstaller to remove all the files of the app. In this case, the app may not work after restoring it from a backup
Reply by mende1 on Aug 19, 2013 9:58 PM Helpful
If you want to add more space to the Windows partition, you can use Paragon Camptune, so you don't have to erase the Boot Camp volume and install it again > http://www.paragon-software.com/home/camptune/ GhenWare275 wrote: My big question is, can I use an external drive for everything else? is there a way to order all downloads and program installs to the external? like browsers, Steam and Steam games, things like that I finally got Windows installed and working now this is the last step and I'll officially have an awesome set up  Of course you can put your data onto an external drive, but you may not be able to do it with applications, as most of them are installed in the Windows volume automatically and can't be changed

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  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10
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    If you want to add more space to the Windows partition, you can use Paragon Camptune, so you don't have to erase the Boot Camp volume and install it again > http://www.paragon-software.com/home/camptune/

     

    GhenWare275 wrote:

     

    My big question is, can I use an external drive for everything else? is there a way to order all downloads and program installs to the external? like browsers, Steam and Steam games, things like that I finally got Windows installed and working now this is the last step and I'll officially have an awesome set up

     

    Of course you can put your data onto an external drive, but you may not be able to do it with applications, as most of them are installed in the Windows volume automatically and can't be changed

  • GhenWare275 Level 1 Level 1

    I'll probably end up doing that because this is just temporary, hoping to build a new pc in the next few months and just want to have a temp pc while I wait.

     

    Here's another question then, if I delete a lot of applications from my Mac can I just go back to an older date on my Time Machine backup and they'll be back?

  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10
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    GhenWare275 wrote:

     

    Here's another question then, if I delete a lot of applications from my Mac can I just go back to an older date on my Time Machine backup and they'll be back?

     

    Of course. To restore files from a Time Machine backup, you can use the Time Machine app (in /Applications) to restore apps from a backup, always that you didn't use an uninstaller to remove all the files of the app. In this case, the app may not work after restoring it from a backup

  • GhenWare275 Level 1 Level 1

    thanks for the quick reply, buh bye Adobe! (for now) ^_^

  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10
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    You are welcome