I recently ordered a 128-GB SSD, on which I plan to reinstall Windows 8 as well as put applications, as well as a high quality 1 TB hard drive to replace my old, slow 250-GB hard drive. Once the transferring is done, I would format the old hard drive and use it for backup, probably.
Some applications, such as Adobe CS, take a very long time to install, and I'd like to save myself the pain of doing that by just moving selected apps to the SSD. Is it possible to do that?
I know that you can't just move files around and hope all programs will still work. A few years ago, I formatted my old computer, having put some apps and games on an external hard drive, and when I moved those back to Program Files, they didn't work. Error messages and/or bugs.
I know you can just clone a drive and it generally works well, but 1. the SSD is smaller than the hard drive and 2. I'll be changing other pieces as well, such as my graphics card, and I wouldn't want old drivers, useless things or bugs to come over. I'd like to start fresh and decide what I bring along.
Is there a way to do that, or do I just have to reinstall everything if I want to avoid problems?