Thanks for the reply, just a few questions before I try unplugging and doing this! I do have data on my hard disk I wish to keep. can that stay there while only the version of windows is deleted? or does the data need to be moved to the SSD, because my SSD is rather small. If that and my libraries can stay on the HDD like I believe you're saying, how exactly do I access the root of the drive? I'm just a little new.
Will I need to go into bios and choose which drive my computer uses to boot? should I select AHCI when changing that information in my bios?