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November 28, 2013 2:24:30 PM

Just a question I have about having 2 hard drives. If I have them both hooked up inside my computer, at the boot screen do I choose which one to boot from, or can I set it to automatically boot from a specific one unless I choose otherwise? I guess I'm asking if I have 2 installed can I just boot my computer from either one? Or will it be different having 2 installed? Thanks.

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November 28, 2013 2:31:28 PM

If you only have one OS install, then it will boot from that drive. Or if you have multiple OS's you can order them with your preferred at the top so that it will default boot if you don't make a choice.

Your bios should be set to boot from the correct drive if you only have one OS, which it should be if you added one later that does not have an OS.
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November 28, 2013 2:43:17 PM

RealBeast said:
If you only have one OS install, then it will boot from that drive. Or if you have multiple OS's you can order them with your preferred at the top so that it will default boot if you don't make a choice.

Your bios should be set to boot from the correct drive if you only have one OS, which it should be if you added one later that does not have an OS.


Both drives have Windows 7 on them, but you're saying I can set one to default boot unless I say so, correct? Also either one I pick would load normally with the desktop and whatnot, right?
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November 28, 2013 2:46:09 PM

In the BIOS you specify the order in which devices are used to boot from.
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November 28, 2013 2:47:21 PM

Yes, you can change the default boot system. HERE is a tutorial to change the bootloader default.
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November 28, 2013 2:50:54 PM

RealBeast said:
Yes, you can change the default boot system. HERE is a tutorial to change the bootloader default.


Ahhh awesome, thank you so much.
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