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What would happen if I try to install windows 10 on a fresh ssd when I already have it installed on my hdd?

I have a 1 tb hd and I want to install a ssd as my boot drive. Can I just install windows 10 on my SSD and use my hdd as my storage as easy as that? If I install windows 10 on my SSD while my hdd is active will my computer automatically delete the windows files on my HDD? I have 800 gbs used up on my hdd and a 250 ssd so I can't copy everything over. I want to keep all the files on my hdd as they are now.
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  1. You'll have to reinstall Windows on the SSD and make it your boot drive. You could then use the HDD as secondary storage; nothing would be deleted on it while installing Windows on the SSD.
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    Temporarily disconnect the HDD (either SATA cable or power); do the windows install on the SSD. If all goes well, just reconnect the HDD and use it however you want.
  3. rchris said:
    Temporarily disconnect the HDD (either SATA cable or power); do the windows install on the SSD. If all goes well, just reconnect the HDD and use it however you want.


    Yup, I forgot to mention this as well. Disconnect the HDD during the Windows install on the SSD just to ensure there's no accidents :)
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