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cleaning up 2nd internal hard drive that was previously the OS drive; also DVD drive disappears

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I recently installed a new SSD drive and loaded Windows 7 from scratch. Then I installed the orig hard drive as a 2nd drive, everything seems ok.

But to clean up the now 2nd hard drive, it is generally safe to delete everything under the "Windows" folder ? I don't see anything in there that I need particularly, but just want to check.

There is also F:\drive which says "Factory Image", has one folder, "Recovery", nothing else, It has 12 GB total, 1.65 GB free. Is there a way I can reclaim that ?

Also, when my computer goes to sleep, upon waking up the "D:\" drive (DVD) is missing . . . if I re-boot it always shows up again . . . I was inside the PC adding the new SSD drive and putting the orig HD as 2nd drive, but didn't really mess with the DVD drive / connection.
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It should be safe to delete the Windows folder on the second drive, but I would suggest renaming it instead.  If all works well for a while (week, month, whatever) then you could delete it.

F: is there as a way of reinstalling the original Windows installation from the factory.  If you no longer care about that you can remove the partition in Disk Manager and expand the other partition to take the space back.
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CompProbSolv, ok on both accounts, thanks a lot.
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worked ! thanks again . . .
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