I suppose I just need to get all my crap off the spinning HDD with the RC1 install but without totally wiping the drive if possible. Can I just delete the RC1 windows folder once I'm booted into my SSD install? I need to get RC1 to relinquish all control over my HDD so that my new win7 install can treat the spinning HDD as plain data to read - nothing locked out on it. Does that make sense; is this possible? I know a ton of people have done what I'm trying to do, once SSDs got cheaper.
One thing I did try, which failed miserably, but which I thought was kinda clever, was to go through the registry on my SSD install and change everywhere it said "C:\Users" (which referred to the SSD) and change it to "D:\Users" (the old RC1 drive). That way, I thought, all my user and non-executable data and media would stay exactly where it is on my RC1 drive, and the new win7 pro settings would merge into the HDD and I could just use it to host my user profile and only have apps hosted off the SSD. That just screwed up my SSD win7 admin profile and gave explorer a bunch of problems displaying the taskbar and a bunch of other crap. So I system restored and got back to fresh install and that fixed that.
thx for any advice or tips
Edited by spencerm, 04 December 2010 - 11:30 AM.