Switching old hdd C drive with new SSD

I've got a 1tb harddrive as my C drive in my computer right now. Its almost full.
I would like to switch it out with a 64gb SSD and install just the essentials. Any advice on how to go about doing this? can i just copy and paste windows lol? any advice would be much appreciated. I know a bit about computers, but would just like some input before i go ahead and attempt this. I do not want to lose any information on my C drive.

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  1. Install the SSD. Unplug the 1Tb drive. Install your OS on the SSD. Don't foget to change the boot disk in the bios to the SSD. When finsihed, plug your 1Tb drive back in.
  2. +1 on what Hawkeye22 said. Treat it like a single drive and install Windows. Then put your 1TB back in as a data drive. Once you are sure all is good, you can delete the Windows folder / installation to clear up space...

    Which SSD? OCZ Agility 2 is a good drive => http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227542&cm_re=agility_2_60gb-_-20-227-542-_-Product
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