How to delete old os from hard drive?

cyrusthegreat

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im buying an ssd soon and i wanna know how do i remove the os (NOT FORMAT THE HARD DRIVE ONLY REMOVE WINDOWS OS FILES) on my current hdd so i can install a fresh win 7 on my new ssd. i want my data to still be on my hdd though.
also i do not want to backup data because i have way too much movies, music, games etc. on my hdd. around (600gb)

my current hdd is: wd caviar black 1tb

btw: do i need reinstall all my drivers again on the new ssd or not?
 
Windows doesn't keep everything in one place. You would need to delete the windows folder, the registry file for each user on the computer, and possibly other stuff.

You are better off installing the SSD and unplugging all other drives. Then install the OS onto the SSD. When completed, hook up the rest of your drives and make sure the SSD is listed first in the boot options in the bios. Now you can use the old drive as a secondary drive and it will give you time to figure out what all to delete from the old drive (OS).
 

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ok that sounds good but one question. do i need to reinstall my drivers on my new ssd or can i keep using the ones on my hdd