Windows 10: [Query]2nd internal HDD marked as 'system'-how to change?

  1.    13 Sep 2015 #1

    [Query]2nd internal HDD marked as 'system'-how to change?

    Dear All,

    I have 2 internal HDDs connected to my system, say A and B.
    I am trying to make a full system image backup in Win 10. After selecting the backup location as external hard disc, and clicking "Next," I am asked to select the drives that I'd like to create a image backup of. My primary Windows drive (partition in HDD A) is selected by default and also the other HDD B (250 GB drive, no partition) is selected as well, i cannot uncheck it as it is being shown as system drive.
    After that I went to Disk Management and found that the HDD B is marked as System, Active, Primary partition...any way to change that now without any data less (obviously)?

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  2. Dude's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro X64
       13 Sep 2015 #2


    Try the steps shown in this post
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  3.    13 Sep 2015 #3

    Dude said: View Post

    Try the steps shown in this post
    thanks a lot for that helpful pointer mate...i also got many similar threads on this issue from there with solutions...will try was my bad though should have kept the target drive connected only during OS installation..could have avoided all these complications...any ways lessons learnt.
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  4. Dude's Avatar
    Posts : 12,202
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       13 Sep 2015 #4

    I have seen having other hard drives cause that issue. I am one of the lucky ones, I have installed with other drives hooked up with now issue. Gotta love windows. Good luck and let us know how it works for you.
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