upgrading windows and hard drive at the same time?

so, i recently built a pc that has a 500gb hdd and i installed a copy of windows on it without having a key. i plan on buying a copy of windows 8 and installing it on a new 128 gb ssd. how well will this go and can i unistall windows 7 off my old hdd without compromising any of my games and like 300 gb worth of data thats already on there?

thanks in advanced :)
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    As long as you install Windows on a different drive, you existing files on the old HDD will be safe. Programs will have to be reinstalled though.

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