how to install win 8 pro oem on a new ssd
i have windows 7 ultimate on my 500gb hard drive(drive C). i also have another internal HDD. I bought a 64gb SSD and i want to put win 8 pro clean install on the ssd and ultimately remove win 7 or reformat the HDD with win 7 on it. I've been looking on the web for ideas and i think i have a headache for every different idea i've found. some say to disconnect the hdd and so an install on the ssd then reformat. others say not to etc. I have an older mobo so i'm not up on the latest hardware but i think i can get this done. What would be the best steps to take in order to get this done. i'm looking for the best way to do this which may or may not be the easiest. oh btw the reason for me going to win 8 is to go up from 32 bit to 64 bit so i can add 4gb more memory etc. i find that using photoshop bogs down in the 32 bit version of the OS. another concern i have is what drive do i label as the c drive and how do i get the os on the ssd and point other software and components of the os to the hdd
Last edited by Ronb; 11-10-2012 at 05:01 AM.
CPU - Intel i5-3570k
Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H
BIOS Version - F18
Ram - Corsair Vengence 1600 32GB (4 x 8GB)
Op Sys - Win 8 64 bit on Crucial V4 64gb SSD
Video Card - nVidia GT220
1 500gb 7200 WD HDD in tower
1 750gb 7200 Seagate HDD in tower
4 exteranl drives connected via USB or of which are 1tb each sata drives the other 2 are older drives of
250gb and 500gb.
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