if the OP has an old windows install on it the HDD then it will have partitions from the old install not the new oneIt depends on whether you had the HDD offline when you installed to the SSD. Windows 10 uses 3 partitions when you install, so if more than one drive is available at the time, your boot files could be on the HDD even if the rest of Windows is on the SSD. Why MS did it that way defies my understanding, but that's the way they do it for some reason.
If the OS on the new drive was installed with both drives connected, it may well have both boot options, on the old drive.if the OP has an old windows install on it the HDD then it will have partitions from the old install not the new one
Yet to install it, just thinking ahead.If the OS on the new drive was installed with both drives connected, it may well have both boot options, on the old drive.
The best way forward is to first verify.
Disconnect the old drive.
Does it boot correctly?
If so, then you can wipe the old drive of ALL partitions, and start with a blank drive. Obviously, you save off any personal data you want from that old drive first.
Then, you are good.Yet to install it, just thinking ahead.
I plan on only having the SSD connected when clean installing.
So can I have my old drive in with all the programs and then install the same programs on my new drive before I format the old?Then, you are good.
When done, you can reformat the old drive so long as there is nothing of value on it.
I might wait a bit to do so just in case you forgot something.
Yh i'm gunna reinstall all the programs and just drag across files in downloads etc.After installing on the SSD, you can hook the HDD back up and do it however you wish. However understand that you can't just copy the applications from the HDD to the SSD, they have to be reinstalled. The data can be copied, just not the applications.
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