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Installing an m.2 ssd

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey, im trying to install an m.2 ssd but i've seen a few yt vids that u have to download a whole new copy which i dont want to do. i want to keep all my my files and all of that but still having an ssd only to store my games on, not my windows on. is there anyway i can do this or do i have to download windows on the ssd for it to work? sorry for my english btw not that great. 

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If you intend to keep your windows on the same drive it's already installed, then no reinstallation is needed. Popping in the M.2 SSD will simply add an additional empty drive in which you can store your files.

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You don't have to install windows to the m.2. Just install the m.2, make sure bios settings configured to use the m.2 properly, if it doesn't show up with the other drives in windows explorer then it needs to be initialized in drive management.
  Depending on your mobo m.2 may disable sata ports on the mobo, usually the top 2


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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, Cyracus said:

You don't have to install windows to the m.2. Just install the m.2, make sure bios settings configured to use the m.2 properly, if it doesn't show up with the other drives in windows explorer then it needs to be initialized in drive management.
  Depending on your mobo m.2 may disable sata ports on the mobo, usually the top 2

alright thanks, ill try that tmr 

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