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Windows 7: Windows Installation

01 Aug 2013   #1
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 
Windows Installation

Hi Folks,

On a pc with 2 separate built in hdd's (Sata) where should windows be installed Disk 0 or Disk 1


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01 Aug 2013   #2
pricetech

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Assuming both are blank and you have nothing to overwrite / lose on either, disk0 just because it's the first disk.

There may be other reason to pick disk1, but all factors being equal, disk0 is the proper choice.
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01 Aug 2013   #3
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Disconnect disk1 so that all of the install is on disk0
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01 Aug 2013   #4
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Use the best performing, highest speed, desired capacity HD, and as stated unplug the other HD before Clean Install Windows 7
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01 Aug 2013   #5
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pricetech View Post
Assuming both are blank and you have nothing to overwrite / lose on either, disk0 just because it's the first disk.

There may be other reason to pick disk1, but all factors being equal, disk0 is the proper choice.
Disk 0 is empty.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Use the best performing, highest speed, desired capacity HD, and as stated unplug the other HD before Clean Install Windows 7
When my friend got the pc, it came with Win7 Pro. 64bit installed on disk 1.
At present, the pc won't boot from a dvd, could the hdd be connected to the wrong port on the mobo?
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01 Aug 2013   #6
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Are you Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot It's hard to tell when you give us no contextual information at all.

If so first make sure in BIOS setup the Win7 HD is detected and set first to boot. Then if so boot the Win7 installer or Repair CD using the Asus one-time Boot Menu key (normally F8) to run Startup Repair.

If you're wanting to reinstall Win7 then decide which drive you want to use, plug it into DISK0 slot (SATA port 1 normally) and install.
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01 Aug 2013   #7
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Are you Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot It's hard to tell when you give us no contextual information at all.

If so first make sure in BIOS setup the Win7 HD is detected and set first to boot. Then if so boot the Win7 installer or Repair CD using the Asus one-time Boot Menu key (normally F8) to run Startup Repair.

If you're wanting to reinstall Win7 then decide which drive you want to use, plug it into DISK0 slot (SATA port 1 normally) and install.
Will report clearer tomorrow (Friday)
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02 Aug 2013   #8
VTechSquad

Windows 7
 
 

If both the disks are blank, use any of them.
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02 Aug 2013   #9
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VTechSquad View Post
If both the disks are blank, use any of them.
Look at post #5
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02 Aug 2013   #10
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Thanks to all for your help. Win7 is now installed on Disk 0 & the 2nd drive is Disk 1.
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