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installing windows 7 on lappy w/ two hds

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by izicmirza, Jan 20, 2013.

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  1. izicmirza

    izicmirza Thread Starter

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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!
     
  2. matthewdownloads

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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).
     
  3. izicmirza

    izicmirza Thread Starter

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    Hey Matthew!

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

    This forum is great!
     
  4. izicmirza

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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.
     
  5. Lance1

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    Can you see in in disk management? Right click Computer \ Manage \ Disk Management.
     
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