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01 Mar 2010  

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Hopefully it is formatted NTFS. Else do a Quick Format - unless you like an overnighter. Make sure you don't put 4 primaries on it - 3 primaries and one extended instead. Else you'll be stuck with 4 partitions. If you add another OS, unplug the other drive(s). Then you end up with a completely independent OS installation that you can switch to via the BIOS boot sequence. That is much more convenient than a double boot -- but whom am I telling all that. I bet you knew that all along. LOL Else it is just another disk.
Mostly, but I wasn't aware that any harddrives were already formatted. I just assumed that they came totally blank out of the box.
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