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Windows 7: Drives Boot Order


18 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 
Drives Boot Order

SSD, HDD and DVD DRIVE.
What should be the boot order for these three? Someone told me it was DVD>HDD>SDD and on a guide I read it was HDD>DVD>SDD. Is there actually a specific boot order or is it based more on what you're using it for or something like that?



Not too sure which category to post this thread in since im building a new PC and I think that goes under 'Installation'... Or maybe it shouldve been in 'Hardware'...?

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18 Jul 2012   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Pro 64-bit SP1
 
 

I have always done SSD>HDD>DVD
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18 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HonorGamer View Post
I have always done SSD>HDD>DVD
And how long does it take for your computer to boot?
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18 Jul 2012   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Pro 64-bit SP1
 
 

Not long at all.
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18 Jul 2012   #5

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mintos45 View Post
... or is it based more on what you're using it for or something like that?
That is what I do. I boot my machine from a USB stick, and all other boot devices available in my BIOS are disabled. But if I wanted, I could make an HDD the second boot device and the machine would boot from there if/when the stick might not be present.
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18 Jul 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

Set HD to boot first for absolute best performance, then if you need to boot disk or stick use the one-time BIOS Boot Menu key given on first boot screen:

Asus - F8
HP/Compaq - Esc
Sony - F2
Acer - F12
Gateway - F10
eMachnes - F10
Toshiba - F12
Dell - F12
IBM/Lenovo - the blue Thinkvantage button
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