I am looking to upgrade my PC with new CPU/MB/RAM & an SSD hard drive.
I currently have Win7 installed on a 300GB drive that's partitioned evenly as C: & D:. All programs are installed on C. (We'll call this PC "A")
I also have a second PC with a failing MB that will be cannibalized to make a newish PC out of the leftovers from PC "A". This machine is running Vista 64-bit. We'll call this one PC "B".
In a perfect world, I wind up with:
PC "A" using:
new MB, CPU, RAM
new SSD for OS
old HD for programs & storage
existing OS and programs
I'd prefer to do with without having to reinstall Windows, though I know it might be necessary with the hardware changes.
PC "B" using:
case, MB, CPU, RAM from old PC "A"
HD & OS from PC "B"
Where I really need help is getting the 300GB drive into the new PC "A" with the new SSD as the primary with the OS. I really want to do this without having to spend 3 days reinstalling all the software I use for work.
Help me out?