I bought a new SSD and i want to put it inside of my Desktop computer, and transfer just my OS (Windows 7 x64) and a couple select programs to it while keeping my current HDD as well. I want to put my OS on the SSD so i have faster startup times and some programs will be much faster. i don't want to get rid of my HDD because it still has a lot of my data on it that i still want to access and be able to play some other games from which are on it as well. Newegg.com - Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
My HDD is 1 TB in size and has about 400GB used so far, i only want to transfer the OS and a few programs, is there anyway for me to safely do this once it arrives?
How exactly do i go about transferring my OS to my SSD from my HDD? Do i need to do a fresh install on just the SSD with my HDD unplugged and then try re-connecting both of them? perhaps some type of cloning or imaging software that will do this for me?
I only have one copy of windows 7 that i bought from newegg which is a CD with my key and such on it, if i did a fresh install, then how would i get all my settings to come back from my HDD?