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Windows 7: Using different OS, then restoring Win 7?

17 May 2015   #11
Maltesespace

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Yeah there is that too. I recently picked up a 320GB 7200rpm laptop drive for $69.99+tax (Canadian dollars) which is O.K but not great price wise, so YMMV. A 5400rpm 500gb drive was same price, but decided speed > space. Have OneDrive and a 2TB external for that xD


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17 May 2015   #12
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

It's always nice to have options, a hard drive swap isn't something a lot of people think about. Especially if its a laptop. It's fairly easy on my ASUS laptop. 3 screws to remove the drive bay cover. My wife's Acer is a totally different story. I had to take the whole bottom half of the case off to get at the hard drive when I put an SSD in it. A dozen + screws. The two spinner drives I took out of my laptops went into USB 3 drive enclosures for backup and extra storage. My ASUS now has a 128 GB SSD for Windows and a 256 GB SSD for DATA. I put a 256 GB SSD in my Wife's Acer, it only has the one drive bay.
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18 May 2015   #13
Maltesespace

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Yeah. Always good to have alternatives and such. Which Asus model out of curiosity do you have that has dual drive bays? Is it relatively on the hefty side or is it thin? I haven't seen a laptop with 2 drive bays in ages...
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18 May 2015   #14
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

It's a K75DE. It has a 17.3 inch screen so its wide and has the room for dual drives. full specs are listed in my profile on Ten Forums, Windows 10 Forums Same username as here. I use the same username on Eight Forums too.
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18 May 2015   #15
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

If a laptop doesn't weight any more than a 12 pack of beer, their isn't have a weight problem.
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19 May 2015   #16
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

I don't find mine heavy, just big, but I wanted a big screen. That's why I bought it. Being big it gets me a full sized keyboard and the dual drive bays, win win.
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19 May 2015   #17
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yea I tried installing Linux along side win-7 :/
I did not like the close relationship at all = Linux can see windows but windows hasn't a clue that Linux is around

It's very easy I've read to get virus.... in Linux that will not effect Linux but will effect windows = See above about the close relationship

So yes either use the live cd or flash drive method or on it's own hdd or ssd as a better option to install Linux on then Win-7 is completely separate from Linux....
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