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Upgrading MOB & adding SSD to PC that has 3 OS INSTALLED ON 2 HDD's, what is the best way?

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  • SSD
  • Partition
  • Hard Drives
  • Windows 7
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December 11, 2013 1:20:33 PM

Have 2 HDD, 1st has Win 7 Pro(64bit), 2nd has Win XP32 & XP64 on different partition. Planning to upgrade MOB & add SSD for speed. If I install win 7 on SSD & then reattach 2HD's, do I get choice for booting from SSD& HDD at start?
What would be the best way to do this?
Is it better just to have OS on SSD & programs, data on HDD's?
OR just OS on SSD?

More about : upgrading mob adding ssd installed hdd

a b $ Windows 7
December 11, 2013 2:28:08 PM

well you will need to do a fresh install for each OS you plan to use on that new MB. I install the OS when only one drive is connected. I use my BIOS to select the OS to boot. I default the most used OS to boot by default.
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December 11, 2013 6:36:33 PM

anonymous1 said:
well you will need to do a fresh install for each OS you plan to use on that new MB. I install the OS when only one drive is connected. I use my BIOS to select the OS to boot. I default the most used OS to boot by default.


If I fresh install win 7 on SSD & then connect the HDDs with already running win7& XP, would it recognize the OS already installed & BIOS will give choice of OS?
Thanks for taking time to help, I appreciate it.
Also, SSD with only OS installed or OS & program would be more rewarding(for better performance?
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a b $ Windows 7
December 12, 2013 11:28:01 AM

You will need more that the OS to make the computer worth using. how and where the apps get installed is a different issue. I would have a FAT32 drive for my shared data. and still thinking of a fresh install for other OS'es.
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