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It's not even really anything crucial, just about the programs see. I've had some bad experience with inconvenience relating to transferring large amounts of data from drive to drive, and I'm worrying about what happens when you move the huge (lots of little ones ontop of big) amount of programs that I have into some folder on the backup, then back.
As in, will anything go wrong with shortcuts, in Start Menu, etc.

EDIT: OK, so basically I'm screwed with all my programs? O_O


I certainly hope so. :s
Actually, all you have to do is take each name of the program you want to "save", and then Google things like "How to back up program name". Like say, "How to back up Firefox" or something.

This way, you can learn how to save things like settings, options, etc.

You see, when a program is installed, Windows becomes "aware" of it, more or less.
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Oh-... SCHIEBE.
I have to go through installing every single program/gave again?
I have a LOT...

You know what, the other option I was planning seems MUCH more easier now.
The one where I:
1. Make current partition on new TB smaller, making room for the new OS to be installed.
2. Unplug old HD
3. Installed mobo/CPU
4. Boot up, install Win7 on new TB's empty partition (30GB suffice for Win7 Pro 64bit?)
5. Replug old HD, which will now be recognized as a data disk, the 1TB HD will the primary/OS disk.
6. Slowly move things to the new partition, make it gradually bigger, until the old partition on the 1TB HD is gone.

How does that sound?

But wait, then... I have to backup old HD's files anyways to get rid of Vista. Oh my-
What to do, what to do.
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Oh-... SCHIEBE.
I have to go through installing every single program/gave again?
I have a LOT...

You know what, the other option I was planning seems MUCH more easier now.
The one where I:
1. Make current partition on new TB smaller, making room for the new OS to be installed.
2. Unplug old HD
3. Installed mobo/CPU
4. Boot up, install Win7 on new TB's empty partition (30GB suffice for Win7 Pro 64bit?)
5. Replug old HD, which will now be recognized as a data disk, the 1TB HD will the primary/OS disk.
6. Slowly move things to the new partition, make it gradually bigger, until the old partition on the 1TB HD is gone.

How does that sound?

But wait, then... I have to backup old HD's files anyways to get rid of Vista. Oh my-
What to do, what to do.
That will take much more time, but I suppose it could seem like less work due to piece-mealing it day by day. I don't know.

But yeah, in general when starting fresh like this, most programs cannot just be transplanted and then work right away. However, some can. But I don't know which ones can and which ones can't.

Anyway, you don't have to touch the installation of Vista on the old hard drive. You can leave it as it is. Plus, you'll be able to boot into it any time you want. And if you do this, the very first time you boot into Vista with the new motherboard, Vista will likely ask you to reactivate it, but that's as bad as it'll get. It won't force you to format and start over just because it sees a new motherboard or anything like that.
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I don't? So then I could do the procedure I mentioned, and just leave it at that? No touching the old HD whatsoever? Meaning no format, no backing up? Sounding better.

But then how am I supposed to ensure the dual OS to work?
If it was just installing another OS I could manage, but doing all this in the midst of completely new hardware, including the motherboard, makes it so complicated.
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I don't? So then I could do the procedure I mentioned, and just leave it at that? No touching the old HD whatsoever? Meaning no format, no backing up? Sounding better.

But then how am I supposed to ensure the dual OS to work?
If it was just installing another OS I could manage, but doing all this in the midst of completely new hardware, including the motherboard, makes it so complicated.
It's pretty easy, actually. Just leave the old drive unplugged during the installation, and then when you're ready, Shut Down, plug it back in, turn it back on (but make sure the new HDD is first in the boot order), and then use it however you see fit.

If you install Windows 7 on the new drive with the old one plugged in, then it'll create a dual boot menu, and it'll probably put the MBR on the old hard drive.
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Oh, alrighty then! Sounds much better!
I'll probably end up getting rid of Vista later, but thankfully I don't have to worry about it immediately!

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If you install Windows 7 on the new drive with the old one plugged in, then it'll create a dual boot menu, and it'll probably put the MBR on the old hard drive.
Yeah that was part of the problem I was thinking about.

So then...
I really don't know how to look this up this either,
xd_1771 offered that procedure to me because I wanted Win7 on new drive originally anyways,
How simple is it to make a new partition to install Win7 on, on the new drive?
Like... how? It is like that right?
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Oh, alrighty then! Sounds much better!
I'll probably end up getting rid of Vista later, but thankfully I don't have to worry about it immediately!


Yeah that was part of the problem I was thinking about.

So then...
I really don't know how to look this up this either,
xd_1771 offered that procedure to me because I wanted Win7 on new drive originally anyways,
How simple is it to make a new partition to install Win7 on, on the new drive?
Like... how? It is like that right?
If you want the new drive to have two separate partitions so that they show up as two separate drives in Windows 7, then I think it's done during the setup of the installation (like, prior to finally telling the installer that it's ok to go ahead and start installing).

I've never done it, but I remember seeing the option when the installer asks you where you want to install Windows (as seen here). So I think what has to be done is that I think you need to enable "Drive options (advanced)" (then it'll look like this), and then click "Extend. I think. I've never done it. I just prefer not partitioning a drive because it doesn't benefit me.
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Oh I don't have to make a separate partition? I can just install it as is on "Drive A:" which is the 1TB HD's partition?
This is becoming simpler and simpler.
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Oh I don't have to make a separate partition? I can just install it as is on "Drive A:" which is the 1TB HD's partition?
This is becoming simpler and simpler.
Well, it'll be the C: drive, but yeah I personally don't yet know of a reason to have 2 or more partitions on one drive in this day and age. So when the installer asks you where you want to install Windows 7, you can just click Next. But that's only if it's the only drive is plugged in (which I'm assuming you'll take care of prior to running the installer).

So yeah, the 250GB can be plugged in when the installation is all done and then be used as a storage drive. Plus, you'll still be able to boot into that installation of Vista if you ever need to. Like, maybe you'll wanna take a screenshot of something to help you set something up. It'll be cool.

But of course, just make sure that the 250GB is definitely not the first drive in the boot order. On top of that, connect the new drive into the very first SATA port before installing.

(by the way, what was the reason given for having more than 1 partition on the new drive?)
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Oh, thank you thank you thank you! Getting clearer and easier still!

First SATA port... I'm assuming it'll be labeled? In pictures of the mobo I see no labels though. O_O
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Only two ports on current mobo so I have no idea.

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Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Crucial M4 128GB 6Gbps/ WDBlack 500GB/ Seagate 1TB Windows 7 Pro|x64 Acer|1440x900 Corsair CMPSU-600CX|600W 
Case
Thermaltake V3 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsHard Drive
i7-5700HQ Unknown GTX970M 3GB Crucial MX300 m.2 500GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Unknown 1TB HDD Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Samsung 23.5" 1080p 60Hz Steelseries Keyboard (on laptop) 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Roccat Kone Pure Madcatz Medium Mousepad Logitech Z323 2.1 Speakers 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon II x4 640|3.6Ghz|1.45V ...2680Mhz NB ASUS M4A89TD PRO MSI GTX460 Cyclone|768MB| G.Skill ECOs|1600Mhz|2x2GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Crucial M4 128GB 6Gbps/ WDBlack 500GB/ Seagate 1TB Windows 7 Pro|x64 Acer|1440x900 Corsair CMPSU-600CX|600W 
Case
Thermaltake V3 
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