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Windows 7: What Device shall I get for 70


27 Dec 2011   #21

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

Since I didn't need to remove any Hard Drive's for this, will I need to remove any when installing the SSD (or was I just lucky?)


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27 Dec 2011   #22

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Hi,

Its always recommended to have only the hard drive that the installation is made to, plugged in - the reason for this is that during the Windows installation, some system files could be written to the other hard disk. You won't notice this difference until you plug that second disk out.

So, we always recommend to only have the one disk plugged in to the motherboard during installation to prevent this from happening. See this recent thread where exactly this problem occurred:

Win7 No Longer Boots After Removing Spare Drive, Why?

All you need to do, is unplug the SATA cable from the HDD/HDD's until your installation is complete. Once complete, shut down the PC, reconnect the SATA cables, and then reboot the PC.

Regards,
Golden
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27 Dec 2011   #23

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Hi,

Its always recommended to have only the hard drive that the installation is made to, plugged in - the reason for this is that during the Windows installation, some system files could be written to the other hard disk. You won't notice this difference until you plug that second disk out.

So, we always recommend to only have the one disk plugged in to the motherboard during installation to prevent this from happening. See this recent thread where exactly this problem occurred:

Win7 No Longer Boots After Removing Spare Drive, Why?

All you need to do, is unplug the SATA cable from the HDD/HDD's until your installation is complete. Once complete, shut down the PC, reconnect the SATA cables, and then reboot the PC.

Regards,
Golden
Hmm, I have full formatted the 2nd Hard Drive though and nothing has corrupted.
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27 Dec 2011   #24

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Open Disk Management, maximise it, then take a screen capture image and post it here, and I'll look at it.

Regards,
Golden
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27 Dec 2011   #25

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27 Dec 2011   #26

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Thats OK - both your MBR and system are on the same physical disk -this doesn't always happen this way. Compare your Disk Management image against the one in the thread I posted earlier.
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27 Dec 2011   #27

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

Well I'll try installing from SSD first, and seeing if it adds everything to the SSD Drive as I want to avoid messing around with PC components.
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