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Windows 7: Internal SATA drives are treated as removable drives

12 May 2016   #31

Windows 7 Professional x64, Arch Linux

Sorry to hear that. It makes a difference for me in W7. I ran W10 briefly but don't remember how it behaved.

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12 May 2016   #32

Windows 10 Professional x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphaniner View Post
Sorry to hear that. It makes a difference for me in W7. I ran W10 briefly but don't remember how it behaved.
Early on in the Windows 10 rollout the system still had some issues. I've loaded it over 8.1 and backed it off several times. I currently have Windows 10 Pro installed again. Seems to be pretty stable. The portable device entries and SATA drives showing up as removable is an issue that's been around since Windows 7 possibly earlier. It's doesn't really harm anything as far as I know. But, it would be nice to know at least WHY Microsoft designed that behavior in to Windows in the first place and offer a workaround to those who desire it.
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