should I reformat my hdd?

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so I just ordered a MX500 ssd , and I have a question about it ,
when I install the ssd and all once Im finished and I set the ssd as first boot option .
I plug the hdd back in , reboot , will all my games and files be there ? or should I wipe it ?
what will happen with the current os on the hdd ? should I wipe it after I install the ssd and plug the hdd back in?
 
All including your games on old HDD will be there but most likely they would not work from new OS. Would have to be reinstalled. As most of them wouldn't work you should reformat old disk and delete all the partitions on it so you don't waste space.
 
As mentioned games may need to be reinstalled. But all files will be there.

You were right to install OS on SSD with only SSD plugged in. Once done then plug in HDD and you're good to go. But you may want to erase old OS n programs from HDD.
 
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ill keep some of my important files which are not much , and erase the entire hdd , should I do it before I install the os on the ssd or after I install it on the ssd and plug it back in and only then erase it ?
 
I would install OS in SSD first but without HDD present. Like that you'd have "spare" OS if something would go wrong. Backing up important personal files first would be even better. If you don't have enough storage, you could also make a new partition in HDD at it's end, move files to be backed up in there and than delete other partitions practically reformatting them. later one you could merge partitions and fave full disk again or just make new partition(s).
 
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thanks ..!
my main thought was that when ill boot that both drives are plugged in and both have os , that they will conflict ..
 
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I downloaded it and all and whenever I try to extend a partition , it says operation partition failed cause applications are opened , but I closed everything!
another question , everytime that I will download anything after I have installed the os on the ssd , will it be downloaded to ssd or hdd?
and is 240gb ssd enough for couple of games and os?
 
That and programs like this you have to use from Windows but can only make changes to other disks, not the one from which is started.
Place where programs are downloaded is determined by Browser you use to download it. Default place (unless you change) is C: /Users/(your name)/Downloads.
 
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sorry but I didnt understand how I fix this ..
 
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