Photoshop has nudged me not-so-gently to upgrade my Photoshop + database PC (WIN7, 64) from a motherboard with a hard limit of 4GB RAM. System is 6 years old and that is around my usual 'next build' horizon. I have a second PC used for all other on-line, e-mail, text, etc. That makeover comes later, perhaps with this mobo & CPU. The two PCs share dual monitors through a KVMS.
Question: As I swap out the mobo and CPU (and RAM and maybe the power supply etc) I thought I would add an SSD as the new boot drive (C:) and convert the current boot drive into (another) data/scratch drive. I figure with 32 to 64 GB of RAM and an SSD, of maybe 250 GB, I should be in good shape for a while. (Hardware concerns follow.) What steps must I take in what order to make the SSD the boot drive and inherit the OS and other executables, etc., while also changing out the mobo and the CPU? I intend to keep WIN7 64 on this machine.
Years ago I actually followed a Microsoft tech's directions which required going to an MS protected cache in London to change change out a key. I'd like to get ahead of as many issues like that as I can. One doesn't hear about that process much any more.
Thanks in advance.