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Windows 7: Second hard drive

25 Oct 2010   #1

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
Second hard drive

Hello and good evening , i have question about install windows and no lost any information on my second hard drive have music pics , kk i have Disk C have only programs and windows install , i have second disk music and pics and some videos , if format the disk C and install windows again and i dont touch the Disk D is the secondary when finish installation the computer dont required format the second hard drive for can read it ?

i want kick the second disk during the installation of windows when finish install windows i conected again the disk back , my idea is format the PC only on disk C so when i finish install i conected back the disk D and bios read the disk and all good no required format

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25 Oct 2010   #2
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit

You may want to disconnect the 2nd drive and then reinstall windows on the 1st drive. I have read that sometimes when installing Win 7 with two drives in the system it does some strange things. After installing Win 7 then you can reconnect the 2nd drive and it should be fine.

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25 Oct 2010   #3


This is true. Unplug your data drive during WIn7 install.

Once you reconnect your second drive, you can copy over your data or even set the second drive up as a data vault to keep your User folders separate from the OS/programs. That way if Win7 ever becomes irreparable, you can reimage just the OS/Programs from an image stored on the second drive and your files will all be waiting and current.

Here's how: User Folders - Change Default Location
Video version: Data Partition
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25 Oct 2010   #4

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit

thanks for the help , the problem is i have some problem on boot today i try to find bios setup i press Esc and show me the boot and i press enter and i choice the second hard drive and the PC start windows and this cant hapenned because the second hard drive dont have system operative installed , so i restart again and i choice the first disk and all good the problem now when i restart the PC and the letter black say USB version etc... have some freeze for liek 3 second and that no good beacuse i know my PC for 3 year and i guess if i format the PC the problem was fixed
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