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Windows 7: How to install a new SATA 6 HD under Windows 7

29 Mar 2012   #1

Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit
How to install a new SATA 6 HD under Windows 7

OK, so I just installed a new HD. - Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARX 2TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

I hooked it all up and the BIOS seems to see it.
And Windows "found new hardware" and "installed drivers".

Now what?

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29 Mar 2012   #2

Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit

BTW, I'm not seeing a D:

But the new HD is "working properly" in Device manager.

Is this normal?
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29 Mar 2012   #3

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate SP1, VMware Windows 7 64bit Ultimate SP1

Have you format it?
if not then this should help. just go from step 2.

Partition or Volume - Create New
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29 Mar 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

You can go thru disk management or open an elevated Command Prompt (run as administrator). Type or paste each of the following commands (one by one) and hit Enter after each command.

List disk
Select disk n (where n is the number that was given for your stick in List disk)
Create partition primary
Format fs=ntfs quick
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29 Mar 2012   #5

Windows 7 Pro-x64

"Active" for a D: drive?
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29 Mar 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carwiz View Post
"Active" for a D: drive?
Right, thanks, corrected. Good catch.
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