I've just installed a new SSD into a Dell Vostro - I first tried cloning the old HDD onto the new SSD, then switched the boot priority but it wouldn't boot from the SSD and fell back to the HDD.
So I booted from the recovery DVD and did a proper fresh install of Windows 7 onto the SSD, and left the HDD connected as a second drive.
Updated the BIOS boot order and my fresh SSD install loads within a few seconds, wonderful.
BUT now I can't see the old HDD in My Computer or even in the Disc Management tool.
I've switched the boot order back, but I get a BSOD on boot with the HDD.
I did try to switch the HDD to I: and the SSD to C: earlier in the process, but that didn't help and maybe that caused the BSOD.
Anyway I stuck the HDD in a USB enclosure and booted from the SSD again - now Windows 7 loads fine and I can browse the old HDD via USB without a problem.
I have no desire to boot from the HDD again, just want the old files and to keep it as storage.
Should I just delete the windows folder?