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How to change from active to storage drive in dual

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June 26, 2010 4:13:25 AM

Hello,
I have two hard drives,all are active drives, how can I change one from active to storage drive please, thanks in advance.

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June 26, 2010 6:52:27 AM

Wally the greenhorn said:
Hello,
I have two hard drives,all are active drives, how can I change one from active to storage drive please, thanks in advance.


[#0005ff]You don't need to make any changes to use either hard drive for any purpose you wish. Is all you want to do is change the name of the volume?[/#000ff]
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June 26, 2010 6:52:50 AM

Actually, all drives recognized by Windows are "active", ie, you can access them anytime. Changing over from active to storage doesn't make any sense, since even the storage drive is active. In fact, "storage" is just nomenclature.
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June 26, 2010 7:08:00 AM

Deleting an active partition may stop your pc from booting.
Active drives normaly have an operating system on them.
Maybe you better explain your setup, what's on each drive and how you installed W7, upgrade or otherwise and what was or is on the one that doesn't have W7.
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June 26, 2010 9:43:54 AM

Jonmor68 said:
Deleting an active partition may stop your pc from booting.
Active drives normaly have an operating system on them.
Maybe you better explain your setup, what's on each drive and how you installed W7, upgrade or otherwise and what was or is on the one that doesn't have W7.


I assume that could also apply to manufacturers' so-called Recovery Partitions - either way, as you say it's a bad idea to change the status.


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