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May 18, 2011 12:02:41 AM

Question: How do I change my 80gig IDE hard drive from being master drive with Windows Vista 32bit to a new 1TB SATA hard drive being the master with Windows 7 64 bit?

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I've been upgrading my computer recently and I'm at the point where I got a new hard drive and widows that I want to upgrade to. Currently I have an 80gig IDE drive as the master with vista32 on it and a 40gig IDE slave hard drive. Yesterday I installed a 1TB SATA hard drive and I want to upgrade to Windows 7 64bit onto it and turn it into the master drive and make both of my smaller hard drives slave drives as a bonus storage for pictures and such. I've already formatted the 1TB drive and its recognized by the computer as its own drive and i can utilize it and all. I just want to know how to get it to be the master, put windows on it, and have the 80gig and 40gig drives as simply additional storage. Thanks for reading!

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a b G Storage
May 18, 2011 12:51:17 AM

You simply install Windows 7 to the new drive. You MUST do a clean fresh install. You cannot upgrade a 32 bit OS to 64 bit OS.
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a c 94 G Storage
May 18, 2011 12:52:28 AM

all you should need to do is set the boot sequence in the BIOS for the SATA to be before the IDE
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May 18, 2011 1:11:41 AM

So I should go ahead and install Windows 7 on the 1TB drive from the CD, reboot, go to bios and make sure the SATA drive boots before the IDE?
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a c 94 G Storage
May 18, 2011 1:20:00 AM

Yep
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May 18, 2011 2:21:29 AM

Thanks for the feedback, is much appreciated.
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