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When I look at my storage setup, I noticed that my "C" drive and my "backup" drive both have "active" next to them. What does "active" mean and should I remove it from my backup drive. If so.......How?
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it means that your automatic backup for that drive is enabled
    
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When I look at my storage setup, I noticed that my "C" drive and my "backup" drive both have "active" next to them. What does "active" mean and should I remove it from my backup drive. If so.......How?
Marking a partition as active on a basic disk means that the computer will use the operating system loader to start the operating system.

Source: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...tion-as-active

So if you don't boot off of your backup drive, it does not need to be marked as active. On the other hand, it doesn't hurt anything to just leave it.
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