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Windows 7: Reinstalling Windows 7 - SSD/HDD 2 Hard drive

01 Jun 2015   #1
Darkiie

windows 7 Professional, 64bits
 
 
Reinstalling Windows 7 - SSD/HDD 2 Hard drive

Hi, I have a Windows 7 Professional, lately I've been having some problem with it and I thought it was time to do a little refresh and restart everything from scratch.
I was going to use that tutorial : Clean Install Windows 7
But then I realised that I had 2 hard drive, a SSD (C: Drive) & an HDD (My D: Drive).
Since I want to completely reinstall Windows on my SSD & completely wipe out the HDD I'm not too sure how to do it.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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01 Jun 2015   #2
gregrocker

 

Please post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image.

You'd want to unplug the hard drive to make sure the boot files aren't derailed to it during install.

Other tips here to get and keep a perfect Clean Reinstall Windows 7 are the same for retail.
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01 Jun 2015   #3
Darkiie

windows 7 Professional, 64bits
 
 

Thanks you for the answer.
Here's the screenshot.


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01 Jun 2015   #4
gregrocker

 

As long as you choose the correct drive for reinstall then it isn't even necessary to unplug the other since it is Logical which cannot receive boot files.

Be sure to delete all of the target hard drive partitions during the booted Clean Reinstall Windows 7
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01 Jun 2015   #5
Darkiie

windows 7 Professional, 64bits
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
As long as you choose the correct drive for reinstall then it isn't even necessary to unplug the other since it is Logical which cannot receive boot files.

Be sure to delete all of the target hard drive partitions during the booted Clean Reinstall Windows 7
Okay, Thanks you very much !
But what about the D: drive ? I would like to empty it too since I'm restarting from the start but I'm not sure how.
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01 Jun 2015   #6
gregrocker

 

Do you have external storage space to move 650 gb of data off the D drive, or whatever amount needs to be backed up after you clean up the files you don't want on it? If not then I'd leave it be. Unless you have problems with the drive, it has nothing at all to do with reinstalling the OS to the other hard drive. I would focus on doing a great job on the Clean Reinstall Windows 7. Those steps will show you how to get and keep a perfect install.
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01 Jun 2015   #7
Darkiie

windows 7 Professional, 64bits
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Do you have external storage space to move 650 gb of data off the D drive, or whatever amount needs to be backed up after you clean up the files you don't want on it? If not then I'd leave it be. Unless you have problems with the drive, it has nothing at all to do with reinstalling the OS to the other hard drive. I would focus on doing a great job on the Clean Reinstall Windows 7. Those steps will show you how to get and keep a perfect install.
Actually I have already backed up everything from the D: Drive that I needed on an external Hard Drive so I don't really need anything on the D: Drive, that's why I was saying it. But like you said, I'll focus on reinstalling Windows for now.
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01 Jun 2015   #8
gregrocker

 

Good. Ask back any questions you have about the steps, and let us know how it goes.
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01 Jun 2015   #9
Darkiie

windows 7 Professional, 64bits
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Good. Ask back any questions you have about the steps, and let us know how it goes.
Thanks you for you help.
I could reinstall Windows without problems but into the device manager a lot of the device have a yellow exclamation and are saying they have no drivers and can't find it. I can't connect at all at my Ethernet connection so I had to install a Wireless USB adapter I had. I guess I'll try to find the model number of the Ethernet device to download it, I'll see for the rest.
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01 Jun 2015   #10
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Of course you have to reinstall drivers, windows doesn`t come with every driver out there. You get them at the motherboard or laptop manufacturers website.

What motherboard did you install (this is a custom build) where is the motherboard cd with the drivers on it ?

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