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Windows 7: Installing Win 7 with two hard disks


18 Aug 2009   #1

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Installing Win 7 with two hard disks

Loyd Case reported that when he installed Win 7 RTM part of it was installed one one drive and part on another. He disconted one drive reinstalled and then hooked up the second drive.

Is there a way to install on only one drive (e.g C) without having to do the above if you have more than one drive on your system?


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18 Aug 2009   #2

 

Without providing a link to Mr. Case's report, the report is of little value. Numerous SF members have installed on systems with two or more drives without encountering such an issue.

Perhaps Mr. Case is referring to the 100MB recvoery or system partition.
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18 Aug 2009   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Without providing a link to Mr. Case's report, the report is of little value. Numerous SF members have installed on systems with two or more drives without encountering such an issue.

Perhaps Mr. Case is referring to the 100MB recvoery or system partition.
here is Lolyd's website:Improbable Insights
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18 Aug 2009   #4

 

Thank you. A link to the report might pique my interest. A single report of such an odd error is not sufficient cause to avoid installing Windows 7 on a multi-volume platform. Possibly millions of installs have occurred without a simiar affect.

To answer your original question, Yes. There is a way. Insert the boot medium, boot, and follow the on-screen instructions. In the unlikely event that you encounter the same result as Mr. Case, please report back with a detailed synopsis. SF members would love to fix it.
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18 Aug 2009   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Thank you. A link to the report might pique my interest. A single report of such an odd error is not sufficient cause to avoid installing Windows 7 on a multi-volume platform. Possibly millions of installs have occurred without a simiar affect.

To answer your original question, Yes. There is a way. Insert the boot medium, boot, and follow the on-screen instructions. In the unlikely event that you encounter the same result as Mr. Case, please report back with a detailed synopsis. SF members would love to fix it.
I won't be updating for a while, but here is the exact link to Loyd's remarks:
Windows 7 RTM Diary: Prepping My System All Topics Improbable Insights
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18 Aug 2009   #6

 

What Mr. Case reports may have been caused by a fat finger. If he selected the secondary volume as the install target, the install would have proceeded as described. The author did not elaborate, which is odd. It would have been reasonable to investigate the cause, especially considering his position and publication intent.

Nonetheless, this is an isolated report and is not indicative of typical results. Proceed with confidence.
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18 Aug 2009   #7

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
What Mr. Case reports may have been caused by a fat finger. If he selected the secondary volume as the install target, the install would have proceeded as described. The author did not elaborate, which is odd. It would have been reasonable to investigate the cause, especially considering his position and publication intent.

Nonetheless, this is an isolated report and is not indicative of typical results. Proceed with confidence.
Thanks for the input very helpful
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