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Windows 7: Adding SSD and Replacing MB

24 Aug 2011   #1

Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit
Adding SSD and Replacing MB

I am replacing my motherboard with a Asus P8Z68 Pro and adding a Patriot Wildfire 120GB SSD. I will install Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1 on the SSD. Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit is currently installed on my WD 300GB drive and configured as my C:\ drive.

Here is where I need advice:

Can I leave the WD HDD unconnected, connect my SSD and install the new Windows 7 Pro then connect the WD HDD and maintain a dual boot system for a while while making sure everything is working properly?

Will the SSD automatically configure as C:

After things are working can I just wipe the boot sector on the old HDD and leave the data intact?

What is your advice on what programs etc. to place on the SSD and what on the HDD?

Thanks in advance.

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