OK, newbie here!
Glad I found this forum and tutorial
I'm running a Dell XPS Studio 8100, Lynnfield, I7-860, 2.8 & 8gb RAM. I do a lot of photo editing and was getting tired of my old XP machine. I upgraded to this a few months ago. It;s been fairly good but certainly not as snappy as I had hoped for going from my old 8400 to this.
That said, the OS has been a bit flaky lately and I can't boot without getting the black screen and flashing cursor, I have to hit f12 and then go from there for the OS to boot properly.
With that in mind, I've decided to order a 120gb or so SSD as my proimary drive. I keep the old boot drive for data only.
Here's what I need to know:
- I will be clean installing Windows 7 Pro x64 from the factory Re-installation disc from Dell onto the new SSD. Will this work?
- Do I need to do anything other than putting the disc into the drive when I start the computer?
- I assume, once I have the OS installed on the SSD, I can then reattach the original HD without fear of the computer trying to boot from that drive?