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Windows 7: How do I exactly install a 3/4th not so old Sata HD's with data on

06 Apr 2016   #1

win 7 x64 bit ultimate
How do I exactly install a 3/4th not so old Sata HD's with data on

Hi forum. I have an OCZ 512GB SSD and 6TB Wesern Digital HD running on Win 7 64bit ultimate custom build. The previous not so old previous sata Hd's being 3tb and 1.5tb I wont to add without losing any data that is on them. I had terrible problems with Acronis software that came with the SSD and gave up on it as were unable to help me. So purchased a new 6tb HD as a 2nd HD to get up and running.

However I now Have a 3tb HD ? formatted as had Win 10 on it a free download - but not happy with it and went back to win 7- which keeps trying to give this back to me as an important update (no mention at all it is a win 10 permanent advert). So as I now know this I don't download it but is easy to do so as mixed in with other (important)updates as is the intention and very sneaky) Plus a 1.5 TB HD also full with video/photos etc.
Now I have installed these two drives (not as a 1st boot of course) - looked at Bios and changed boot sequence a few times.1st lised as UEFI. But having not done this before I thought it would be simple- but so far not seen theses HD's in the Bios or shown on computer. I understand I need to give them drive letter's i.e V for video as Letters F.G.H.I already used up as a portable device i.e card reader. It appears most help assume it is to format new HD's. Which I most definately don't want on the 1.5tb as need data for my video editing software. I recall putting important info onto the 512gb SSD from the 3TB HD and I think I formatted this one to get rid of win 10 as was nowhere as secure as win 7 probably why it was free ( assumption based on Bitdefender reports). I know I can possibly use these as external HD's via extrnal USB. But USB seems stupid. I would like to use the remaing space and keep for storage- I recall the 1.5 tb is actually full.

Sorry if this is a bit long/dis-jointed. Basically am trying to add these two drives without losing any data ? via disk management. I'm sure im missing something silly in getting pc to recognise these drives. etc.
Any one able to put me in the right place and or give an exact plan to follow. Or at least get the 1.5tb HD up and running in system as this has important video data I use in conjunction with my editing software.
Many thanks for any help Robo 5.

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06 Apr 2016   #2

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu

Just connect the drives to sata data and power, boot the system.

If you cannot see the drives in windows check the drive management and make sure they are assigned drive letters.

Once you can see the drives in windows go to properties at the root of each drive and give your current (admin) user full access, may need to take ownership, and make sure this is cascaded to all sub folders

If you have issues as one or more of the old drives are still marked active from the previous system installs you can correct this using Partition wizard

Once you are up and running it is probably a good idea to move the required data onto the new drive, temporarily and wipe and reformat the older drives
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06 Apr 2016   #3

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Hi and welcome to SeveForums,
You can use this to disable upgrading
Upgrade to Windows 10 Update - Enable or Disable in Windows 7 or 8.1 - Windows 10 Forums

I believe Barman pretty much summed up the drive issues :)
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10 Apr 2016   #4

win 7 x64 bit ultimate

Many thanks Barman 58 and Thrashzone (Great Handles) for very quick reply. Barman 58 you put me in right direction- clear info- however still had a problem- strange on occassion I was getting a boot up with all four drives but mostly not as windows wanted win 7 dvd- but did nothing except check drives for errors. I realised one drive was EFI so used disk management to reinitialize the 3TB drive after changing to GPT. Rather than MBR to allow over 2TB. Seems to have worked. I noted on cmd prompt list disk another drive 6TB not master SSD had an asterisk on the right side indicating EFI. Yet not shown on disk management - so am confused- yet all for the moment seems ok. I am leaving this drive for the moment as a lot of info on it. So thanks again. Having restarted a few times boots up ok. I think a little slow for an ssd. Something else I will be checking on.
Thrashzone thanks. As for the irritating win 10 advert on start up- I had thought I had shut it down. But what caught me out is the fact it is hidden with other "Important " updates so you get it back. Other updates explain what they are- but not this 10 update- WHICH SHOULD BE STATED. However the link provided was different to the method I had used. So much better if downloading future updates - expect they will be few but offending update should not sneak in again.
Sorry if delay in replying. Robo 5
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10 Apr 2016   #5

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Most of the problem with the win-10 updates is really just a simple misunderstanding of the update settings that mix up the win-10 recommended updates with real Important updates
As long as the Give me recommended updates the same as important updates is Unchecked they should not cause any I'll effects
Just ignore the Optional section :)
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