My situation is this: I have now Windows 7 in my HDD, and I just bought a new SSD to install Windows 10 in. Also bought a new Windows 7 license (old one is pirated ). I'm going to install Win7, then upgrade to Windows 10 and do clean install. The question is, will I be able to delete old Windows 7 from HDD and use it as my data drive as told in here: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answer...rive-data.html
Or will Win7 User data and folders be incompatible in Win10? Is there anything else I should know or do with this?
Disconnect the old drive.
Install Windows 7 to the SSD, apply SP1 if needed.
Upgrade to Windows 10.
Reconnect old drive, copy anything you want/need from the old drive to teh SSD.
Do a quick format of the old drive and it's all set to use.
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After you get Win 10 installed and activated on the SSD, you can do whatever you want with the HDD---wipe it clean, leave it as is, etc.
Here's what I would do, in this order.
Disconnect the HDD or remove it entirely.
Install the SSD.
Install the legal Windows 7 onto the SSD.
Do an upgrade install of Win 10 to the SSD. Make sure it's activated.
Do a clean install of Win 10 to the SSD. Make sure it's activated.
Reconnect the HDD and then sort out your data and put it where you need to put it. The HDD would presumably be recognized as drive D or E. You might have to find a tutorial on how to get your data to appear as under C:\users if that's what you want. Or you could just ignore C:\users and keep your data directly on D.
You ought to have some type of backup of your personal data files now on the HDD. Maybe you already do?
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Yeah, I'll propably just leave my data to D:\Users. You mean I can just leave C:\users to be and move on? I also read about registry tweak that can be used to change default installation location (I would like to install many less often used programs to D instead of C).
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