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Building a Semi-New PC, just need some clarification...

So my Desktop took a dump on me, it is almost 10 years old.  So I bit the bullet and bought a new MB, CPU, Ram, Cooler, and SSD.  

 

My question is, if I make my new SSD my boot drive, can I still access programs from my old HDD if I keep it?  Or do I need to wipe it and spend a few days reinstalling all my programs?

 

Thank you in advance for any help.

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I believe you can migrate the partitions completely from HDD to SSD with adapters on another machine, if you want to keep your old OS installation; driver issues may emerge, but should be fixable. If you want a new OS installation, I would recommend reinstalling the programs as well, as most programs don't solely rely on Program Files (assuming you are on windows).

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