Backing up my files for a Windows 7 install over multiple internal hard drives

I have a home built computer with 3 internal hard drives. One of the hard drives is running XP while the other two are simply storage (music, games, etc.). I want to upgrade my OS from Windows XP to Windows 7. Do I need to format the two "storage" drives, or can I simply disconnect them during the install of Win 7 and reconnect them afterwards? I'm hoping to avoid moving all the data from the storage drives, but I don't want to risk them being unusable once Win7 is installed.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated :)
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  1. There is no problem, just install win 7 on your XP drive. Just make sure you don't select any of your storage drives instead, or like you said, disconnect them while you install Win 7.
  2. Definitely disconnect them!
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