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Blank hard drive installing an OS

Last response: in Storage
March 29, 2011 3:01:17 AM

I recently build a new system and ordered a 160 GB hard drive from Newegg, and I'm not sure if there is anything extra I should know before it comes.

I do not have any other hard drive in the computer, so it will essentially be a blank hard drive in a new system. I have a Windows 7 Ultimate boot disk, so will that work if I put it in the optical and install it?

Input is greatly appreciated!
a c 84 G Storage
March 29, 2011 7:29:06 AM

that is how it usually works. make sure to set your dvd drive as the first boot drive in the BIOS
a b G Storage
March 29, 2011 6:57:24 PM

Also, it's a good idea to have the controller set to AHCI prior to installing the operating system.
March 30, 2011 5:34:49 AM

Much obliged, thanks for the input