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Windows 7: Multi-Drive 7 Ultimate installation on top SSD

05 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7
Multi-Drive 7 Ultimate installation on top SSD

Is the data on the other physical drives safe through an installation?
Hopefully this is not a completely unusual installation.

I have a
32GB SSD drive with the windows 7 evaluation build (7100) running well.
This was and will be my Windows 7 ultimate Installation drive and Boot disk.

Multiple other Sata drives previously used as Data Storage (MP3's, JPG's) AND program file installations for the evaluation period.

The question is, can I leave the current data directories in place and utilize them for the new installation? I'd rather leave the music and pictures in place.

I can always go back and clean out the old program folders I think....

Anyone out there have a clue?

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05 Mar 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP


Yes, your files should remain safely on other HD's during reinstall as if on an external. Of course, a second backup is extra insurance.

Suggest you place your programs on same HD as OS, since they have to be reinstalled anyway.
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