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I have a new HDD that I put the OS in(Windows 7 Ultimate) but my new rig is booting from the old HDD.

How can I prioritize the booting so that the new HDD is always the priority or even better is how can I delete the old OS from the old HDD.
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  1. you have to put the new hdd in the first sata plug on the board and let it boot alone without the old on plug in,then stop system plug old one in the second sata plug and could could delete the os that is on and format it .
  2. scout_03 said:
    you have to put the new hdd in the first sata plug on the board and let it boot alone without the old on plug in,then stop system plug old one in the second sata plug and could could delete the os that is on and format it .


    How do I stop the system? And can I remove the OS without formatting the whole drive? I still have files on my old drive 1.8tb worth of files if not how can I transfer files from my old OS to the new one while using my computer? I don't want to wait for the files to transfer while I can't use the computer.
  3. what os you have on the old hdd .
  4. scout_03 said:
    what os you have on the old hdd .


    They actually both have the same OS. Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
  5. name and model of those hdd .
  6. scout_03 said:
    name and model of those hdd .


    Old 2tb WD Caviar Black
    New 3tb WD Caviar Green

    I was looking for a temporary solution to my problem(Boot priority) but I realized that I'm still going to transfer OS to Caviar Black again as it boots faster. Just need to transfer files.
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    use this and copy all the old hdd to the new one so all file will be copy anf the you could revert it back after to copy them on the black http://support.wdc.com/product/downloaddetail.asp?swid=119
  8. Change the bootdisk to the hdd you want to boot from while the old one is connected. Once youre in windows format the old hdd

    How exactly can you remove the OS, if you dont format it??

    Is the 1.8 tb whatever it is on the same partition on this hdd, or are the files you need on another partition?

    And I take it the old hdd was on this before, (not on another system)? Because you cant copy from one to the other if its from another system

    The only other way youre going to do it is connect both boot change the bootdisk to the one you want to boot from.

    Copy whatever from the old to the new then format the old hdd
  9. Paul NZ said:
    Change the bootdisk to the hdd you want to boot from while the old one is connected. Once youre in windows format the old hdd

    How exactly can you remove the OS, if you dont format it??

    Is the 1.8 tb whatever it is on the same partition on this hdd, or are the files you need on another partition?

    And I take it the old hdd was on this before, (not on another system)? Because you cant copy from one to the other if its from another system

    The only other way youre going to do it is connect both boot change the bootdisk to the one you want to boot from.

    Copy whatever from the old to the new then format the old hdd




    Tried choosing to boot priority the new HDD but it keeps on reverting back to default and keeps on booting old HDD when I startup my rig.

    Same partition

    Other system.

    Going try thatlike what scout_03 recommended. Thanks
  10. change the hdd wiers one to anoter
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