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Currently I am running Windows 7 and all of my programs from one 500gb Western Digital Caviar Black HDD, but I'm planning on making the switch to SSD this Christmas. If I were to install Windows 7 onto said SSD and set it as the primary boot drive, would all the programs on my HDD still work, or would they need to be reinstalled? Basically, what would be the best way to make this switch?
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Kingston HyperX 3k 120gb SSD Western Digital Caviar Black 500gb Western Digital Caviar Blue 500gb Sony Optiarc Black 
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most would work, but some wouldn't as they'd be intertwined with registry settings that don't exist on your new installation of windows, or other programs, and missing links etc..
its best you do a complete reinstall and reinstall all your programs to avoid problems.

and when you install windows on the SSD make sure you disconnect the HDD so you have a boot manager on the SSD., i forgot that step last time i reinstalled rolleyes.gif
    
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Intel Core i5-2500K Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD4 Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Gaming G-Skill Ripjaws 1600MHz 8gb (2x4gb)  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Sandisk Extreme 240GB WD Green 500GB WD Blue 500GB Seagate 500GB 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung DVD Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Crossover 27Q LED-P 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS VS248 Ducky Shine Zero D2108S (Blue-LED) (Cherry MX B... Corsair TX-750 Silverstone Raven RV01 
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Logitech G9x Roccat Taito Audio Technica ATH-M50 
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