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Windows 7: Two HDD with Windows 7 at the same time?

08 Sep 2016   #11
Mike99

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I know you want pictures but so far I've had only one drive at a time connected. I'm just a little leery about connecting two OS drives at the same time & having one of them scramble the data or registry on the other.


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08 Sep 2016   #12
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

The chance of a problem with both drives connected are near zero, but suit yourself and post the screen shot of Windows Disk Management with ONLY the SSD connected.

If the PC will not boot with just the SSD connected, for whatever reason, then yes, you do have a problem to overcome.
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08 Sep 2016   #13
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

I agree with ignatzatsonic.

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But the HDD has Windows 7 on it & I thought about deleting or renaming Windows so it doesnít interfere with the SSD Windows. But I canít do that unless itís connected, which means both drives will be active when I boot up. Is there anyway to accomplish what I want to do?
If you don't want to start Windows with both drives connected, and you want to set the HD Active partition to Inactive:

Burn a MiniTool Partition Wizard bootable cd
https://www.partitionwizard.com/part...otable-cd.html

Disconnect the SSD, connect the HD
Boot up with the Partition Wizard bootable cd
Select the Active partition and click on Set Inactive


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