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But was the presence of any of those hard drives required in order to boot into Windows even though it wasn't installed to them?

Nope. I switch drives frequently (all my future builds will have hot-swap drive bays) and I've never needed the secondary drives for boot.

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If the other drive(s) is/are connected to a port (or ports) that can be disabled without losing access to the drive you want to install Windows onto, then yes. However, this isn't possible with many motherboards, so it's easier to recommend that people just disconnect the other SATA cable(s) from either the motherboard or the drive(s).

Interesting. I remember the UEFI on the latest motherboard I used had the option to individually disable SATA ports. Didn't realize that was the exception rather than the norm.

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Did you manually format the OS drive or something first? That is one way to stop it from doing it.

I actually did that for the build with 4 drives (quad-boot XP, Win 7, OS X, Kubuntu on one HDD so had to partition it beforehand). The rest, though (mostly the ones with SSD+HDD), I just installed Windows normally.
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Interesting. I remember the UEFI on the latest motherboard I used had the option to individually disable SATA ports. Didn't realize that was the exception rather than the norm.

 

Oh, I wasn't clear enough.  I apologize.  I'm not saying that it's the exception, but rather that there are still too many people out there who may see threads like this one who don't have a board that has this ability.  I believe it's true that most (or perhaps all) of the newer and newest boards have this ability, but there are still lots and lots of people who haven't upgraded yet.

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