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Windows 7: Extra Internal HD.... can I....

27 Jun 2011   #1
rbaron

Windows 7.... 64 bit
 
 
Extra Internal HD.... can I....

I have installed a 2gig HD in my HP Pavilian PC.

What I want to do is this......

Install Windows 7 on it. Can I do that? I made restor disks. Will the restor disks load Win 7 on the extra hard drive?

Also, what problems, if any, will I encounter with the "C Drive's" registry by installing?

If it is ok to do this, whenever I might add a program I would just need to make sure the installer installs whatever I am installing to go to the new Win 7 HD, correct?

Thanks in advance,

Rich


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27 Jun 2011   #2
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

What do you plan to do with the old hard drive??

Why did you install the new hard drive?
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27 Jun 2011   #3
rbaron

Windows 7.... 64 bit
 
 

I installed the new hard drive because of the storage it gives me. The original hard drive (C Drive) is still in the machine. Both HD's are SATA drives so there is no need for the "Master/Slave" thing.

Thanks for responding.....

Rich
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27 Jun 2011   #4
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

A what sized drive? I would leave W7 on the existing drive and use the new one for storage.
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27 Jun 2011   #5
rbaron

Windows 7.... 64 bit
 
 

The drive size is 2 gig, 5400rpm.... (yea, I know, I should have sprung for the 7200 drive)

Storage is what I was thinking when I installed it but then I got to thinking that if there was an operating system on the drive I could install some tech stuff to analyze the C drive by booting into that drive and repairing it if need be.

Thanks for the reply.........
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27 Jun 2011   #6
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

I'm guessing you mean 2 TB rather than 2 GB??

The rule of thumb is to put Windows on the fastest drive. What is the size of the smaller drive and is it 7200 rpm?

Storage seems like the best use of a 5400 rpm drive to me.
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27 Jun 2011   #7
rbaron

Windows 7.... 64 bit
 
 

Crap.... I did write gig instead of ter.

Good looking' out......
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