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Windows 7: 2nd hard drive with window 7 on it?

27 Dec 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
2nd hard drive with window 7 on it?

Recently, I just removed an old hard drive from my old system. I have Window 7 installed on this old hard drive. Now, I want to put it to my new system, which has one primary hard drive with Window 7 on that too.

The question is: when I put my old hard drive(2nd hard drive) in, and set boot priority to primary hard drive (1st hard drive), will the system boot normally (which I think so)? If so, then after booting, in Window, will the system recognize the 2nd hard drive? I need it to be recognized in Window environment to format it and use just as a normal storage drive.

Thank you.

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27 Dec 2011   #2


The scenario you describe will work just fine...
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27 Dec 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

If the hard drive with the system came from another system, there will be driver problems. In addition, if that system has an OEM key, you will have problems with the activation.
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 2nd hard drive with window 7 on it?

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