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14 Jun 2014   #1

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Windows 7 dual boot dual disks

Hi

If everything goes well I'll be building my first gaming desktop later this year.
One of the scenarios I'm considering is having 4 hard disks and two OSs,
a1, a2, b1, b2
the a disks would be 128 SSDs each with its copy of Windows 7,
the b disks would be 1 TB HDDs with data.

I want a1 (when I boot with it) to recognize only b1, the same with a2/b2.
In sum, I want one of the data disks not to be seen/accessed by the "other" OS.

Is this possible, and if yes how?

Regards

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14 Jun 2014   #2
Microsoft MVP

 

Just remove the unwanted drive letters in Disk Mgmt and it will not be seen in Explorer.


During install of each OS, unplug all other drives. Set preferred OS to boot first in BIOS setup, then trigger the other OS SSD using BIOS Boot Menu shortcut key.


If this isn't to your liking install EasyBCD to add the secondary OS to a Windows Boot Menu. This way the drives will still be independently bootable to come and go as you please. They would not if you leave the other one plugged in during install.
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15 Jun 2014   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks Gregrocker
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15 Jun 2014   #4
Microsoft MVP

 

Let us know how this works for you.

When ready you can mark the thread Solved at top.
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