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Installing windows 8 on a new SSD, with windows 7 Installed on another HDD

  • SSD
  • Windows 8
  • Hard Drives
  • Windows 7
Last response: in Windows 8
June 30, 2014 5:03:35 AM

Ok so, here is the deal. I recently bought a SSD and want to instal windows 8 on it. However I already have windows 7 installed on my regular HDD. This, I want to get rid of as I want a clean instal. When trying the reset your pc option in the windows 8 instal it says : reset your pc unable to reset your pc. a required drive partition is missing.

How should I approach this?

More about : installing windows ssd windows installed hdd

a b * Windows 8
June 30, 2014 6:46:29 AM

What I would suggest here is to unplug your HDD and make sure you only have your SSD plugged in. After your SSD is pluged in, do a fresh install of windows8. After your fresh install, plug back in your HDD and format it.

I think it's that simple.
July 1, 2014 11:27:21 AM

ToineF is right, and you can cover it with an external hard disk case and make it a backup/emergency drive (if the hdd is not prone to failure). :D  ;)  . Why waste an HDD?
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