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Installing an SSD and putting Win7 on it

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I currently have a 1TB HDD with Windows 7 in my PC.

I got a new SSD and want to change my Windows 7 boot drive to it.

Will I have any problems doing the following:

1. Take HDD out
2. Put SSD in
3. Installing Win7 on the SSD
4. Put HDD back in, use as data drive

Thanks
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post #2 of 16
You shouldn't at all really.

Do exactly that, change the boot order and you should be golden.
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Is there a way to remove Windows 7 from the HDD afterwards to free up space?
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Originally Posted by wuddersup View Post
Is there a way to remove Windows 7 from the HDD afterwards to free up space?
Formatting works .
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post #5 of 16
Copy what you want to a different drive and reformat
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post #6 of 16
Or look @ the ssd (after installing) then look @ platter drive. And remove the stuff that u see in ssd. Not the best way but better if you still need the stuff on platter drive.
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post #7 of 16
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Yeah I don't have any other HDDs lying around so I might just delete the Windows folder and stuff haha
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Dont forget AHCI
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post #9 of 16
Yes ahci mode ftw.
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What is AHCI?
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