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Using an old HDD with Windows 7 installed in a new build.

I'm going to be transferring my old HDD into my new system. My question is:

Since my current HDD has Windows 7 installed on it already, and I'm going to have Windows 7 installed on my new SSD as well. When I install both drives, and boot from my SSD, will I be able to access the HDD like, say, a flash drive? Just open it up and access files through My Computer?

I would like to transfer files over from my old HDD before I format it, without purchasing an external drive.

Any help would be appreciated! Thanks.
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    Yup. Just install windows with ONLY the SSD installed, then add your old hard drive in, and it will just show up as another drive letter. Then once your done you can format the drive if you want and start clean or leave it in your old system if you still have it.
  2. drtweak said:
    Yup. Just install windows with ONLY the SSD installed, then add your old hard drive in, and it will just show up as another drive letter. Then once your done you can format the drive if you want and start clean or leave it in your old system if you still have it.


    Thank you kind sir! That's all I needed to know.
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