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britfrog

what drive to boot from?

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Hi its been many years since i last built a p.c. so would appreciate some help please.

I am building a new p.c. with a nmve m.2 drive but also want to incorporate some older drives from my last p..c would it be best to install a fresh version of win 10 on the nvme drive then attach the old drives  or boot from the old drives and then install the m.2. drive?

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You could get away with migrating the OS from the old drive onto the new NVMe drive using something like Paragon Disk manager, but unless you absolutely need to do that you're better off with a fresh installation of Windows and keeping the old drive as storage or backup copy of your OS in case something goes wrong.


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I'd run my OS off the fastest storage I have available. A fresh install on the NVMe is the route I would go. If your old hdd's have an OS installed, make sure BIOS places your NVMe first in the boot order or you'll end up booting to the old drives.

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