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I just bought a ssd and I plan to fresh install windows 7 onto the new drive. Although, if I do this can I simply reconnect my existing old hard drive that has my data and use it as storage? My question is if I install the OS onto the ssd and connect both drives, as long as I boot off of the ssd do I have to worry about the old drive interfering with the new one, thus bypassing the moving any actual data?
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Your data drive should still work as a data drive, but by default all of your directories will be on the solid state drive. You could move those directories to the data drive and move your data into them, but I recommend a clean format just for the sake of starting fresh.

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It shouldn't be a problem as long as you do a fresh install of windows on the SSD, although any programs on that HDD shouldn't be functional (as most require registry entries to work) and I would recommend deleting them after the fresh install. Otherwise, you should be alright.
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