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How do I install Windows 7 on new ssd when windows is on one of my current HDDs?

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February 16, 2014 9:55:57 AM

Im getting a Samsung 840 Evo with a new copy of windows 7 and I have windows 7 on one of my hard drives, how do I get rid of windows on the hard drive, but keep my files?
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a c 522 $ Windows 7
February 16, 2014 10:03:33 AM

First, you save any critical data currently existing on the HDD. Save it elsewhere. Docs, pics, usernames/passwords

Disconnect the HDD
Connect the SSD
Install the new OS
With a new OS install, all your applications will need to be reinstalled.
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February 17, 2014 7:18:38 PM

Can I keep Windows 7 on my HDD? Like can I unplug the HDD and plug in the SSD and boot from the SSD and install Windows then plug in the HDD and keep the SSD as the boot drive?
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February 17, 2014 7:23:20 PM

ixkobexi said:
Can I keep Windows 7 on my HDD? Like can I unplug the HDD and plug in the SSD and boot from the SSD and install Windows then plug in the HDD and keep the SSD as the boot drive?


There is no need to keep the Windows install on both drives. One or the other.

Follow the above directions and links.
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