I have a laptop with 2 harddrive bays. One bay holds a smaller WD Scorpio. This is the boot drive that holds the operating system (Windows 7), and it no longer large enough. The other bay holds a newer (3 months old) Hitachi hd500gb that I was using for storage and backup of programs. This drive is not bootable.
I want to set my computer to boot from the newer 500GB drive without losing any of the saved backed up info on it. Is there any way to do this? I want to be able to remove the old drive from the laptop when I'm done, in order to save weight and power. The laptop model is a gateway p-7805u.