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How to use boot drive and data drive in Windows 7

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January 8, 2011 4:14:37 AM

Hey I just installed Windows 7 HE on a new OCZ Vertex 2 SSD. I also have another HDD in my system with windows XP still installed and all my old programs and data. I also backed up all this data onto my external hard drive (~350GB).

Now my SSD only has 60GB of space, and i want to use the old HDD to house all my music, videos, documents and whatever other programs i cannot fit onto the SSD and run Windows 7 as my operating system.

What is the best way for me to do this. I want to keep things like game data so i backed this all up using Genie Backup Manager 8.0 (including programs files etc).
I don't mind losing the old XP operating system on that HDD.

I've never done this before, so what steps should I take. A reminder that I want all my data that is backed up to be accessible on the HDD, just as if it and the SSD were the same thing.

Here is my System:

Athlon II X4 620 @ 3.2GHz, OCZ Gladiator 92mm cooler.
4GB Corsair PC-6400
Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-US2H mobo
gigabyte radeon 5830
OCZ 600W ModXStream PSU
Hitachi Desktar 500GB HDD (WIndows XP installed)
OCZ vertex 2 60GB SSD (Windows 7 HE installed)

Thanks in advance!
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