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adding another hdd

wardyboyo

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Windows 7- Home Premium
#1
i have a hdd from an old pc which has windows on it, i was just wondering if i wanted to out that in my new pc as a second hdd do i just put it in?..
or do i have to format?
 

AdvancedSetup

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#2
You can just put it in as long as it's not set as the BOOT drive.

Then review and make sure you copy any data you want from it, then I would go ahead and format it just to give myself clean space for storing more data.

However there is no need to format or delete as long as you're not confused by which drive has what since they will now have similar folder names and data, just on different drives.
 

wardyboyo

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#3
im looking to dual boot windows and linux..

never tried linux..just want to know if its any good

and singe ive only got 2 hdd's ones a 75gb (in this pc now)
and the other one im going to install linux on is a 30gb so its esier than pertitoning the drive..


sory for bad spelling!..im tired.