Moving to SSD; how to make old 'boot' drive not system anymore? Tags: SSD How To Boot Windows 7 Last response: March 23, 2013 5:15 AM in Windows 7 Share Dougmeister March 22, 2013 7:24:41 PM What is the easy way to use my old "C:" drive as a non-boot drive now that I've re-installed Windows onto an SSD? I could back everything up manually to another drive, re-format, and copy back the files that I need, but there must be a better way. Edit: is it as easy as deleting the Windows folder from the old hard drive? Link More about : moving ssd make boot drive system anymore alexoiu a b $ Windows 7 March 23, 2013 5:15:24 AM Make another partition on the old HDD, move the necessary files to that partition and format the C: one. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedSSD not booting as primary drive; System still recognizes old boot files Forum SolvedNew Win 7 SSD refuses to boot without old system drive plugged in, please help Forum SolvedRemove XP boot partition? (old XP disk becoming data drive on SSD system w/ Win Forum Moving old dual boot system on two drives to new single drive Forum how to make an SSD a boot drive only on windows 7 Forum Solved*QUICK* Which ssd? Win 8 boot drive (will not spend anymore!) Forum How to make my new SSD the boot OS drive? Forum How to install a SSD onto a system that has a HDD as the boot drive? Forum How to make the HDD primary after SSD is boot drive Forum How to make SSD the boot drive Forum SolvedAdding SSD as boot drive and wiping the old drive? Forum second HDD upgrade => no boot from the system drive anymore Forum SolvedMoving to a SSD, no windows7 cd or activation code. How can I legally get windows from this drive to my other? Forum SolvedSwitching boot drive SSD, old one faulty Forum SolvedMoving my boot drive from HDD to SSD Forum SolvedCan i make my new HDD as my primary windows 7 boot drive while i have an old HDD as my secondary? Forum SolvedHow to make SSD in optical bay as Boot HD Forum SolvedCan I make my SSD my boot drive without any special costly programs if it's on another drive? Forum Solvedhow to make backup using the files in the recovery drive of a w8 preinstalled system Forum Solvedhow to make default drive my HDD not SSD Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !