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Do you have to install two OS's?


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#1 Mr.Ninja

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 09:30 PM

Hello, I have a question regarding the installation of two hard drives in a custom computer. If you install two hard drives (one hard drive and an SSD) do you need to install two OS's (windows 7 twice)?

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 10:48 PM

Not at all, Windows will recognize both hard rives. Simply install your OS on your SSD and everything else on your secondary drive.

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 10:57 PM

Ok, thank you.

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 06:12 PM

If its a SATA harddrive it will not require you to change any pins to indicate it as a slave like older IDE harddrives. No it will not require you to install windows onto the secondary harddrive as that would just mean you had two seperate operating systems, Having a secondary harddrive is just the same as having say a usb drive plugged in. It should just appear in my computer when you reboot. It may require formatting though and will prompt you to do that if needed.




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