My O/S is Windows 7 Professional 64bit.
I have a new 60gb SSD on which I would like to do a fresh install of my Windows O/S and have it as my C:/ drive . My O/S is currently installed on a 1Tb HDD which will only be used to store files and programs.
My question is - Do I have to reformat the Hdd to get rid of that installation of Windows first before installing Windows onto the SSD?, or can I just temporarily disconnect the Hdd from my pc, do the fresh install of Windows onto the new SSD, then reconnect the old Hdd, rename it and delete it's C/Windows folder. I can't clone a system image from my Hdd because, at 165Gb, it is too large for the SSD..
I have backed up everything I want to keep onto a separate storage drive so losing data should not be an issue.