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Fresh Install W10 With 2 Drives Connected


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#1 jimlau

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Posted 10 March 2018 - 04:18 PM

I want to install Windows 10 on a drive that is not my main, C drive. The C is an M.2 drive that is a pain to disconnect. Is it ok to still install W10 on the second drive with the M.2 connected?

I tried and I'm getting a screen that asks which Windows 10 I want when trying to boot. Not good.

Can I somehow disable my M.2 drive?

Thanks.



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#2 britechguy

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Posted 10 March 2018 - 04:27 PM

If you have two valid installations of Windows (10 or earlier) and both drives are in the boot list you will be asked which instance you wish to boot. That's normal.

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#3 jimlau

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Posted 10 March 2018 - 04:35 PM

If you have two valid installations of Windows (10 or earlier) and both drives are in the boot list you will be asked which instance you wish to boot. That's normal.

Not sure I've explained it properly. I've had 2 boot drives before and in BIOS I set which drive to boot. This time there is an extra boot screen I never saw before asking if I want Windows 5 or 9. Also, when I check disk management, the new W10 drive does not have a partition for system reserve. Something went wrong.



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Posted 10 March 2018 - 05:25 PM

As for the missing partition I'm afraid I can't help you. All I got is my main partition and a "Recovery partition", and that was what Windows created for me during the install.

 

But for the booting issue I found this, maybe it will help, I hope it will. :)

https://superuser.com/questions/1045999/make-my-old-hard-drive-not-bootable






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