I have an 85 GB HDD lying around, that I'd like to move windows boot and windows files onto, since i am running low on space on my 250 GB hdd. Is something like this possible? Is 85 GB enough to fit the windows files and bootloader onto?
To be honest I wouldn't put Windows on an 85GB HDD... even if you install programs on a separate drive the program data they generate and other bits you cannot prevent from being installed to your C drive will add up, along with Windows Updates and before you know it you'll be full on space. A 240GB Crucial SSD drive runs around $32 now days, would be well worth it to upgrade to. Especially if your hard drives now are spinners and not solid state, would make the computer a whole lot faster.