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If I put Windows 8 on my SSD over my Windows 7 install and I decide I don't like it and I end up reinstalling Windows 7, will all my programs and stuff on my HDD need to be reinstalled as well even if Windows is strictly on the SSD?
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If I put Windows 8 on my SSD over my Windows 7 install and I decide I don't like it and I end up reinstalling Windows 7, will all my programs and stuff on my HDD need to be reinstalled as well even if Windows is strictly on the SSD?

Why not make a Windows 8 Virtual Machine and see how you like it in there? VirtualBox is probably your best bet to try it with as it is open source and very easy to use. If you need help setting it up, feel free to PM me.
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If I put Windows 8 on my SSD over my Windows 7 install and I decide I don't like it and I end up reinstalling Windows 7, will all my programs and stuff on my HDD need to be reinstalled as well even if Windows is strictly on the SSD?
Windows 8 isn't that bad but a lot of people keep finding that the main start-up files in order to fast boot/instant boot aren't installed (longer log-in screen wait-for-it period). However, dman811 will be able to help you in case you don't like it entirely but hear me out. Windows 8 can really help you be up-to-what is happening around you and I really do love Windows eight.
Just do yourself a favor and either find a friend, contact the main brands (your device is relying on) and get your hands on the software in order to fast-boot, instantOn start-up files-> (for Asus), and so forth. They should be able to help you obtain that instantOn/etc software if you tell them that you're a big fan/user of their parts and that you're updating to Windows 8 and that you really would like to not wait five minutes before logging in.

Good luck and I'm out. thumb.gif
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