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If I install WIndows "keep personal files only" what happens to my storage drive

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Like always this "Windows wrangler" is using beta/alpha windows and leaked versions. Anyways I am now moving from 8.1 preview to 8.1 RTM so the most I can keep is personal files only; this s good because I wanted to freshen up my comp again anyways. The question I come with tonight is what happens if I keep "personal files only". I have never had a second drive before in all my days of using alpha/beta/leaks. I know with single drives all files will be moved to "WIndows.old" due to past experience. This time I have OS on SSD and steam/media on HDD. So will disk 2 have everything moved to windows.old inn a folder on that drive also or will it go missing or will it not move at all or will it try to move to the ssd's windows.old?
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If you are affraid that your storage disk will be wiped, why not just disconnect it when installing W8,

then after installation place the Sata connector back and boot into windows
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I installed it with the HDD removed; now the new windows is not detecting that drive at all. It does appear in bios in the same sata port as before and you can hear it boot. But it doesn't show up in device manager or disk manager in windows.
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