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Windows 7: need to back up second hard drive?

14 Oct 2009   #1
mallen

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 
need to back up second hard drive?

I will be doing a clean install when I upgrade to Windows 7. I also have a second drive with music and videos etc. Will I need to back up this second drive? Will anything happen to it when I install Windows on the main hard drive?


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14 Oct 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mallen View Post
I will be doing a clean install when I upgrade to Windows 7. I also have a second drive with music and videos etc. Will I need to back up this second drive? Will anything happen to it when I install Windows on the main hard drive?
NO

But to be sure dont even have it connected

Have fun
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15 Oct 2009   #3
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Disconnecting it is always the safest way. Then, once Windows 7 is installed, move your DVD drive(s) to E or so, and then when you reconnect your second HDD, it should grab the letter D. Of course, this may not be a concern of yours, so you could skip this step.
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29 Oct 2009   #4
mallen

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Everything loaded ok.
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