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Os on ssd and data on a populated hdd

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March 3, 2013 5:37:11 PM

is ther any way to install an os to a ssd and still use your old hdd with data on it?

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a c 167 G Storage
March 3, 2013 5:49:11 PM

Just do it.

Install the os on the ssd without your old hard drive attached.
You will have to reinstall your programs.
After, reconnect your hard drive, and all your files should be available to you.
You can then delete your old windows files from the hard drive.

If your new ssd is as large as your hard drive, you could clone the hard drive to the ssd.
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March 3, 2013 9:23:45 PM

hammie7652 said:
is ther any way to install an os to a ssd and still use your old hdd with data on it?

thanks for the help geofelt. i will take your words of wisdom and install the ssd now. thanks again!
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a c 167 G Storage
March 3, 2013 10:05:11 PM

hammie7652 said:
thanks for the help geofelt. i will take your words of wisdom and install the ssd now. thanks again!

If you wish to preserve your settings, first use windows easy transfer to export them to a file on the hard drive.
Later you can import them back to the ssd.
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