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SO, before I rant here is the layout.

C: is 160 GB
D: is 1TB

I have Win 7 on C:
I want to reformat D: and make it the new primary.
Once I install Win 7 on D: can I while loaded into the Windows install of D: copy files I want to keep from C: to D: or will I get some access error? I won't be copying .exe, just some music and game saves. I currently to not have a external storage device.
 
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Install the OS onto the 1TB HDD, boot from the 1TB HDD, and then transfer files (music, etc) from the 160GB HDD to the 1TB HDD? That will work just fine.
Edited by thisischuck01 - 3/19/11 at 7:31pm
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post #3 of 7
Unplug the c drive and just leave the d drive plugged up. Install the new os and the D drive will then become the new c drive. Once you get down installing the os, plug the old c drive in and it will become a unused drive letter once you plug it in.
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Awesome. Rep+, thanks for quick response. I was confused cause I tried this way back from XP to Vista and I lost alot of files in the process. Must've been operator error. Darn ID10T code...
 
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Originally Posted by KILLER_K View Post
Unplug the c drive and just leave the d drive plugged up. Install the new os and the D drive will then become the new c drive. Once you get donw installing the os, plug the old c drive in and it will become a unused drive letter once you plug it in.
I don't think he even needs to do that, he can just choose to format/install the OS onto the 1TB during OS setup.
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post #6 of 7
It's better to install windows with only the drive you're booting from wired up. Then plug in the other one after.
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I hate to tell you this mate, but changing hard ware can cause Windows Vista & 7 to fail to activate... Just so you know up front...

The above poster is correct, unplug C when you install to D...
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