Is it safe to move a secondary internal hard drive to a new computer with a different OS?

If not, how could I go about this?

I have a secondary internal hard drive on my first computer that I'd like to move to my new one. I'm generally new to building, so I'm not sure if it's ok.
My first computer runs Windows 7, and the one I want to move it to runs Windows 8.1. The first hard drive on the first computer has the OS, and the second one that I want to move doesn't. It sounds fine to me on paper, but I don't want to screw up. :(

I don't want to copy 1 TB of data over as is over the new one since that's going to take a while, and since the necessary data I need for work is in the second hard drive, moving it over seems easier. I apologize if this specific question was already answered, I was unable to find it.

Quick answers are much appreciated. Thanks.
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  1. That's perfectly fine, even if it had an OS on it the computer would still boot from the Windows 8.1 drive as configured in the BIOS.
  2. Sure, power off and install the hard drive (connect both SATA and SATA power cables). When starting the board, make sure that in BIOS the boot order hasn't changed.
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