I have a slight problem. Googled and searched around and haven't found anything along these lines for the
problem I'm running into (maybe I'm searching wrong ?).
I installed WIn 7 a long time ago in times bygone onto a 1 TB HDD. Now, I recently installed Win 7 onto a SSD.
I feel stupid for typing this; but, they are on separate drives as I described. Now I unplugged the HDD when installing the
new Win 7 install on the SSD to make sure the OS install isn't fussed with and it will only install onto the SSD and not conflict with
the old install that was on the HDD.
After installing the OS on the SSD, set everything up the way I want it (so far), I re-plugged the HDD with the old Win 7
back in. But nothing showed up?
The SSD is on Disk 0 and the HDD is on Disk 1 order. In the BIOIS, I set the SSD to have boot priority so it boots first.
It doesn't read the old HDD at all? What are the proper steps that I should have done when re-pluggin the HDD back in?
Is there any way to keep the files I had stored on the HDD?
I just want to delete the Win 7 system and registry and anything related to the old Win 7 install (on the HDD)
but keep the new OS Win 7 files and registry etc. that was installed on the SSD on the SSD?
I read somewhere that when I plug the HDD back in, it should be picked up by the system even if I'm booting into/onto
the SSD. And all that is needed to keep the files and everything on the original HDD be accessible to me on the OS installed on the SSD is to just assign
a drive letter like "K" or some unused drive letter to it? That way, all the old data from the Win 7 installed on the HDD would still be able to be used by me.
Is that correct?