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post #1 of 9
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can I run the old boot drive as an extension to keep all the data
WITHOUT

removing the boot data, and use a new hdd as the new boot drive, but just boot from it. Will it cause any problems???

MEANING

running 1 drive with old boot data as extra storage AND another HDD with new boot data as boot drive. = not formatting the old boot drive.
    
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Yes you can... It will be like dual booting!!! You will have to boot from the new hdd!!! Thats all... And the old will be like a second storage!!!;p
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AWESOME! don't mind spending extra money as long as I don't have to risk losing my old data on the old boot drive. But I believe it will change the Local Disc C to the new HDD? Looks like I have to reroute the app locations.

But will the apps remain installed? *I am also changing my mobo btw, if it matters*
    
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oh ****... you mean that you can run your apps from the old??? not really sure cz some might work and some not... something with the registry..sorry!!!

edit: oh and when changing a mobo it must be a clean install of windows...
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post #5 of 9
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Yea, i plan to get a new windows and install it on a new HDD. and then just run it with the old boot drive (without deleting the data). So in Bios, I will just boot from the new HDD instead of the old 1.

I don't really mind reinstalling apps since I still have the installers (i hope) in the old drive and also steam.

But will booting it like this work?
    
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yes definitely !!!
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Bloody awesome DD +1 rep for you babe
    
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hey thnx sexy!;p
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post #9 of 9
Booting works fine on systems with multiple boot drives. Just be aware that if the boot order shifts in the BIOS, it may fire up the wrong OS.

For ~80% of your programs you'll need to reinstall them. A few (like Steam) don't seem to require it.
     
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