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January 25, 2013 10:48:03 PM

Ok, I just want to move my copy of windows 7 hp OEM to an SSD just by reinstalling it to it. But, if I keep the OS on the HDD will it still work, so i can keep it as a backup. In other words will i still be able to use the hdd for storage while keeping the OS on it,

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a b $ Windows 7
a b α HP
a c 79 G Storage
January 25, 2013 11:31:55 PM

In other words will i still be able to use the hdd for storage while keeping the OS on it,

Yes you can use it for storage and still be able to boot into Windows from it should you need to.

However, you must remember that it will be much easier to accidentally delete something that Windows might need in order for it to run properly, since those files will no longer be locked or in use. So be extra careful when deleting stuff on that drive.

Also, don't allow that drive's free space to get too low, otherwise Windows on that drive may not have sufficient free space to run properly when you need to boot from it.
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January 25, 2013 11:41:12 PM

Ok ty i doubt ill run out of free pace anytime soon bause its a 1tb csviar black thats formatted to 933gb. and i also probobly wont be deleting anything except spamware
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January 25, 2013 11:48:05 PM

oh wil i have to reinstall drivers to the ssd, and will i have to redo my shortcuts
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February 1, 2013 10:58:08 PM

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a b $ Windows 7
a b α HP
a c 79 G Storage
February 3, 2013 6:19:41 AM

You will have to re-install drivers and any applications or games that aren't included with Windows.
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