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Windows 7: Help out the old guy

08 Feb 2014   #1
Jimintexas

32 bit Win 7
 
 
Help out the old guy

O.K. I'm the old guy that doesn't know beans about computers, so please help out here. What I'm trying to do is put Windows 7 on one hard drive and another program on a second one. I installed the new HD and it all booted up to the already installed Win 7 just fine. When I looked at the hard drive content, there it was, but I noticed that there was some Wondows (I don't know what version) files on the new HD. So, I wiped it clean. Now I cannot see the new HD in Windows 7. When I go to the boot menu, I see it and when I select it as the primary boot HD. The machine reverts itself back to the original HD as the primary boot HD. My problem now is, how do I load the new software (ububtu) on to the new HD? Do I need to do something to the new HD to make it visible?


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08 Feb 2014   #2
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Format?

"So, I wiped it clean."

Did you try formating the "clean" disk?
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08 Feb 2014   #3
Jimintexas

32 bit Win 7
 
 

Uhhhh no, I don't think so. I'm not real sure what that even is. Hey, I told you that I was computer illiterate. How is that done?
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08 Feb 2014   #4
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Here s A Couple of Tutorials

Here is a couple of tutorials to get started.

Format a HDD or USB

Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
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08 Feb 2014   #5
Jimintexas

32 bit Win 7
 
 

Thank you very much. I'll give this a whirl.
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