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Just to make sure I understand this correctly. I backup the primary drive to an external drive. Wipe that drive and install the SSD. Once I get the SSD installed and loaded with Win 7 and a few other programs, then I can go into the external drive and pick and choose what I want to load back onto the storage drive.

Am I on the right track here?

Also this is the drive I'm looking at getting. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231378

Thanks
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Looks like your up for a clean install.

Transfering stuff that was installed on your primary can be done, but it will be out of Partition Alignment and will not defualt to 1024 and adjust other items.
 
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You can use Windows easy transfer to copy your settings and data files to the new drive. Clean install is best.
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from what I've read:

- whatever you want to save from your primary drive put it in some folder what not
- Remove Primary drive
- Install SSD making sure SSD is the only drive connected
- Make sure AHCI is enabled in BIOS
- Install windows on SSD
- Install your old primary drive
- Move files you want to SSD then

someone correct me if i'm wrong
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