I recently built a computer and did not buy an SSD right away, however I am thinking of buying one in the near future, mainly to install my OS on.
What I am wondering is: How do I go about installing the OS onto an SSD and then use my HDD as storage? Will I have to completely wipe the data off my HDD, or is there a way to simply uninstall the OS? The Hard drive isn't old, so it isn't in need of a clean up, so I would like to keep everything on it if possible.
Is it possible to just install the OS onto an SSD and as long as I set it to boot from that everything should be ok, as long as I plug in the hard drive after I have the OS up and running off the SSD?
I would start fresh with out Windows on the HDD because like popatim said, you will have to re-install all your programs anew anyway. And your personal data can easily be backed up for moving to the new system.
If you are only wanting a small SSD for the O/S, you may want to consider using something like this for a hi-speed cache to your HDD. It can be installed as-is. No changes to your O/S or HDD. And after a few sessions to get the SSD to learn your usage, you will think your whole HDD has become a SSD. I have one on my 2nd machine caching a 2GB drive. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008U3038I/ref=oh_deta...