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I'm a noob when it comes to computers so it would be appreciated if someone would help me smile.gif
I recently built a computer with a 64GB SSD and a 1 TB HDD. I installed Windows 7 on the SSD, but the OS doesn't recognise the HDD. I want to configure it so that the OS runs off the SSD and the rest of my files (games, music, etc.) run off the HDD. Thanks! biggrin.gif
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Does it show up in the disk management console?

Type computer management in the start menu search bar, click it and then click disk management in the left panel of the computer management window.
     
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Does it show up in the disk management console?

Type computer management in the start menu search bar, click it and then click disk management in the left panel of the computer management window.
Disk Management can also be reached directly by typing in 'Disk Management' into the start menu search box.

Or you can right-click "Computer" and click "Manage".

If the drive has never been used before, you'll need to create a new Simple Volume in Disk Management. All the default options should be fine. Quick format is fine, although some people prefer to do a Full Format on new drives - Full Formats are just a chkdsk scan of the drive, and then a quick format.
     
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