#1) Yes, good idea.
#2) Yes, a day is perfect.
#3) I would not use an enclosure as that complicates things and introduces possibly more complications, I see many posts of people whose Windows no longer recognizes the drive. I would personally rather keep things as simple as possible.
Yes, install the drive first as you don't want to be fumbling about with the enclosure while it's sitting there warming up every second you delay. Have everything ready like your machine already booted. Good luck moose!
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