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Windows 7: Fresh install on new SSD with Windows 7 still on previous HDD

09 Dec 2015   #11

Windows 7 Professional

No problem, I figured it was a long shot anyways.

I will just fresh install Windows on the SSD and format the HDD. Just use the SSD as a boot drive and HDD as a data drive.

Thanks for your help.

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09 Dec 2015   #12

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

That`s exactly what DavidE was saying to do, just backup your data on Disk 0 to Disk 1 first

After that, unplug Disk 0 and Disk 1 and start your install on the new SSD.

Don`t forget to setup the SSD before you install windows.

SSD Alignment

Personally, I use a Partition Wizard Boot CD to setup my drive for a Windows install.

Bootable Partition Manger | MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable Edition

When you are done, go back and put the SSD on sata port 1 on the motherboard and put your 1 TB drive on sata port 2, then format the 1 TB drive, then start storing your data on it.

If windows does not let you format the 1 TB drive, (most likely it won`t) then use Partition Wizard or Diskpart.
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