Integrating ssd to system help

Hello. Ive purchased a new intel 510 120 gb ssd and have been looking around the net for instructions and Im even more confused then when i started. Here is what i want to do. I have Vista 64 running my system on a 500gb hard drive. I dont need tons of storage as I only really use my rig for a few games. I want to install my os on the ssd. is it possible to keep what i have on the original hard drive and delete the opertating system and still be able to load the games and programs on the old drive? Can i migrate certain programs to the ssd? Are there any guides that can help me with what im looking to do? Thanks for any help.
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  1. No, you cannot just delete the OS and not re-install the games/programs.

    While it seems like a hassle, save yourself a lot of heartache and do a clean OS install on the SSD, optimize it with one of the many guides (like some in this very comprehensive post: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum2.php?config=tomshardwareus.inc&cat=32&post=284934&page=1&p=1&sondage=0&owntopic=1&trash=0&trash_post=0&print=0&numreponse=0&quote_only=0&new=0&nojs=0 ), and then install your most used programs and games to the SSD/everything else to the HDD.
  2. Realbeast is correct. It is preferable to do a clean install on your SSD. It won't take that long. Just remember to enable ACHI on the BIOS before installing win 7.
  3. fantastik250 said:
    Realbeast is correct. It is preferable to do a clean install on your SSD. It won't take that long. Just remember to enable ACHI on the BIOS before installing win 7.
    ^ +1 Definitely use AHCI in your bios just prior to the re-install.
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