Question Just bought PC parts to upgrade my lacking system.. Want to install Windows on new SSD but not loose the games on my 1TB HDD

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My current system consists of Ryzen 3 1200, Asus A320M and a WD 1TB HDD Cav Blue (currently no SSD or other drives until I insert my new parts.)... I'm upgrading to an i5 9400F, MSI B360M Pro-VD and RTX 2080 and an SSD for new Windows 10 boot.. SSD: 120GB (Windows 10 only)

I have games installed on my 1TB HDD along with Windows 10... I know that when I swap motherboards, I will be forced to wipe Win 10 and all data on 1TB HDD.

Question: Is there anyway that I can install Windows 10 on my new SSD and keep all of my games and data on my 1TB drive???
 

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For the OS activation, read and do this before you change any parts:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/20530/windows-10-reactivating-after-hardware-change

Then, the install:

Later, reconnect the old drive.
Assuming these are Steam games, the new Steam client you install can access these games.
Steam games location
In the steam client:
Steam
Settings
Downloads
Steam Library Folders
Add library folder
 

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