[SOLVED] Can I install Windows on a new disk while not losing my old data?

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I just bought an SSD for my PC because I've been booting off of an HDD for the past 2 years. Is there a way for me to install windows on my SSD without losing data on my HDD? If I don't lose any data, how do I remove my old install of windows from that disk?

Thanks in advance.
 
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Just install Windows on SSD. You will have your old data on your HDD.
If you want to remove old data, you can. There will be folders like:
C:\Program Files
C:\Program Files (x86)
C:\Windows


Some of old data you might need. Example C:\Windows\users\<your username>\
Example: Desktop,Documents,Downloads
 
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I would clone the HDD to the SSD.
The only problem you might have is.....if what is on the HDD is larger than about 80% of the SSD.
You don't want to fill your SSD to more than about 80% because performance might suffer.
 
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I would clone the HDD to the SSD.
The only problem you might have is.....if what is on the HDD is larger than about 80% of the SSD.
You don't want to fill your SSD to more than about 80% because performance might suffer.
Thing is, I have about 750gb used up on my HDD and the SSD is 240gb. Even if I uninstalled everything I didn't really need I don't think I could get it under 240gb. Will I have to just do a clean install?
 
Aug 20, 2019
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Just install Windows on SSD. You will have your old data on your HDD.
If you want to remove old data, you can. There will be folders like:
C:\Program Files
C:\Program Files (x86)
C:\Windows


Some of old data you might need. Example C:\Windows\users\<your username>\
Example: Desktop,Documents,Downloads
 
Reactions: NoofenNN
Aug 20, 2019
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Just install Windows on SSD. You will have your old data on your HDD.
If you want to remove old data, you can. There will be folders like:
C:\Program Files
C:\Program Files (x86)
C:\Windows


Some of old data you might need. Example C:\Windows\users\<your username>\
Example: Desktop,Documents,Downloads
Thank You! This is really helpful
 

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