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April 21, 2014 6:33:46 PM


I currently have a SSD with my windows on it and a 1 tb hard drive for games, music, pictures, etc. I want to install a hard drive that was used in my old pc. It still has everything on it including the windows version i had on my old computer. I was wondering what i had to do in order to make sure the old windows doesnt boot up, delete the old stuff, and be able to store stuff on it... Thanks!!

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April 21, 2014 6:36:41 PM

Just put it in. You can check your boot sequence in bios. The new hdd shouldn't be on it at all.

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April 21, 2014 6:42:14 PM


Your PC will not definitely boot on that old drive if you set your boot priority correctly, set your SSD as the primary boot device next to your optical DVD/Blue-ray Drive. Then it will basically boot from your SSD not to your old HDD drive.
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April 21, 2014 7:06:26 PM

I just did that and when i looked at my hard drives in the disk management, neither of my HDD's were listed. The only thing that shows is my ssd... WHat do i do now?
April 21, 2014 7:21:30 PM

Ok so i got the 2 hard drives to show up. My older one that i have had in my computer is listed as "New Volume (D:)  Disk 1". The one that i just put in has no name and now there are like 3 different harddrives showing up. They are listed under "Disk 0" and are as follows: "450 mb NTFS... 916.42 gb... 14.65 gb" Now i have no idea what those 3 are and they dont have a name like all of my other drives do. Im pretty damn confused to be blunt. I appreciate all help!!! Thanks
April 21, 2014 7:21:59 PM

Lol sorry that is supposed to be : D