installing windows 7 on lappy w/ two hds

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Hey guys! I love this form everyone is so helpful and I always have my problems solved, so thanks again for everything everyone!

so I am pretty confident reformatting computers. I know how to boot from a cd and go through the process but I have been hit with a curveball.

this laptop has both an ssd and a regular hdd. How would I do this? Is itlike on desktop where you unplug regular hdd then install win 7? Or can I just pop the cd in and it let me do it?

thanks again for any advice!
 
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Hi, you should just be able to stick the CD in and you'll get a choice which hard disk you want to install to after the language selection screen.

You only ever need to remove a hard disk if you have some kind of existing installation and don't want the boot screen overwritten (eg. if you have windows 7 installed and are installing XP on a 2nd drive and don't want the windows 7 screen overwritten with XP).
 

izicmirza

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Hey Matthew!

Thank you very much, now I am less nervous about re-formatting this thing!

This forum is great!
 

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Ok, so I reformatted, and now it starts up fine, but it is only recognizing the SSD. The regular hard drive is still in the laptop, still hooked up, but I cant see it.
 
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Can you see in in disk management? Right click Computer \ Manage \ Disk Management.
 
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