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Two boot drives in the same PC

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I am currently running a windows as my main machine, however I have an old drive with an OS still installed in it and I will like access the data stored in there. If I simply attached the old drive to my new system in an attempt to use it as a secondary drive will installed OS in the old drive cause issue or conflict with my new windows? I want to use the old drive without formatting it.

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3 minutes ago, sputniq said:

I am currently running a windows as my main machine, however I have an old drive with an OS still installed in it and I will like access the data stored in there. If I simply attached the old drive to my new system in an attempt to use it as a secondary drive will installed OS in the old drive cause issue or conflict with my new windows? I want to use the old drive without formatting it.

just mash delete f2/f11 on start up and select your boot device from the bios.


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2 hours ago, Streetguru said:

just mash delete f2/f11 on start up and select your boot device from the bios.

Set your wanted OS drive as boot primary while your in there. It'll load the OS from that one only and the rest just sit around like normal data files.

 

Pulled the same thing moving some files to a Clean Win10 build from an old and abused Win 10 build no trouble.

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