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Installing Windows 7 on SSD


sargeg

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Hi, I've been running XP 32bit on my PC. But I'm about to install Windows 7 64 bit on a new 128GB SSD. I'll re-install programs that I use frequently onto the SSD as well. I'd be grateful for some advice:

  1. I'm planning to leave some programs (eg my son's gaming programs) on the HDD. Will Windows 7 automatically include these in the program list?

  2. I'm thinking of leaving My Documents folders on the HDD. I'll certainly leave any video and picture files on it. Can I configure Windows 7 to open My Documents folders on another drive, when I click on "My Documents" from the Start Menu?

  3. Can I leave Windows XP on my HDD? Ie as long as I reset my Bios to boot from the SDD, I'm guessing that it won't affect the operation of Windows 7.

Thanks!

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lotvic

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1.No

2.Yes but not the My Documents you mention "I'm thinking of leaving My Documents folders on the HDD"

3.Not sure what you want to achieve. Dual boot? http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/8057-dual-boot-installation-windows-7-xp.html

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rdave13

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A good guide here, click here.

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