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Windows 7: Drives gonna go corrupted?

13 Jan 2015   #1

Windows 10 Professional x64
Drives gonna go corrupted?

Hey! Im gonna build a new PC and put my harddrive that im using in. But i have 1 question, i have 2 drives on the computer ( C: and D: ) will the the D: Drive corrupt when im gonna move it to the new PC or is the 2 drives just gonna change letters?

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13 Jan 2015   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP

The way I do it is to install the main drive that will be C: then install the Operating System and drivers. Once that is working I install the second drive which usually will become D: with the Optical drive becoming E:. If there is an old Operating System on D: there usually is not a problem but best to uninstall its files or if the data is not needed use Disk Management to delete the partition/s the recreate as desired and format.
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13 Jan 2015   #3

Windows 10 Professional x64

No i mean C: is the OS drive and D: is my Data/storage drive. I mean if the letters will change after putting it in(it is 1 single harddrive) or the Data/storage drive will corrupt?
Btw you are almost at 1000 posts!
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13 Jan 2015   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP

Since it is a single drive there are 2 partitions on it, C: and D:. Putting the drive in a different computer shouldn't change that but there may be issues with Windows when it sees/identifies a different motherboard.
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13 Jan 2015   #5

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Laith,

If you are going to be using a new motherboard, then it would be recommended to reinstall Windows instead of just using the existing installation from another motherboard to avoid potential issues.

If the drive letter of your D: (Data) drive gets changed, then you could always change it back to D.

Drive Letter - Add, Change, or Remove in Windows

Hope this helps,
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