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Windows 7: How do I seperate my hard drives to act as seperate drives again ?

29 Mar 2016   #1
mondonewc

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
How do I seperate my hard drives to act as seperate drives again ?

Hey,

Firstly my apologies for being a complete Noob with PC's and wordings used etc.

I would like to seperate the two hard drives so they act as seperate drives, please could you tell me how I do that or link me up to a guide for how to do it. I apologise if I'm being too vague here but not sure what other information I should share, lmk if there is anything else and will reply staightaway.

Thanks very much for any help.




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29 Mar 2016   #2
mondonewc

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

PS I plan a full install of Windows 7 again so it's not important I keep any data.
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29 Mar 2016   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Not clear what you want to 'seperate'.. Looks like you have 2 SSDs - one without a named partition.
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29 Mar 2016   #4
mondonewc

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Only the Samsung is a ssd thus why I don't want them acting as one drive. Maybe seperate is the wrong word ? I want to put the operating system onto the OCZ-VERT EX PLUS R2 SATA Disk Drive and then have the Samsung SSD Drive to install seperate files to, how would I do this please ? Sorry if I'm being a moron and this is very simple
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29 Mar 2016   #5
mondonewc

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thank you whs, your use of the word Partition was enough for me to figure the rest out lol.

Will mark as solved once I've completed the task I'm attempting, thanks again.
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29 Mar 2016   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Looks like that was simple. Have fun.
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29 Mar 2016   #7
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Make sure you unplug the other drive when you install windows.

Clean Install Windows 7

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

SSD Alignment
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30 Mar 2016   #8
mondonewc

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks AddRAM, sadly I began reinstalling a clean Windows before you posted so I should redo the whole thing now then otherwise my SSD won't work at full capacity ? (I put the OS on they other drive)
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30 Mar 2016   #9
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

If you have 2 drives connected when you install Windows, there is a chance that Windows will install stuff to both drives.

You don't want that because Windows wouldn't boot if one of the 2 drives failed or was disconnected.

If only 1 drive is connected, Windows has no choice but to install everything on that 1 connected drive.

It has nothing to do with capacity.

The only way to confirm this is to redo with 1 drive connected or to post a screen shot of Windows Disk Management so we can see if Windows in fact did install to 2 drives.

It may be easier just to reinstall if in doubt---with 1 drive connected.
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30 Mar 2016   #10
mondonewc

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hey ignatzatsonic, here is the screenshot requested.

Thanks.


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