1.    13 Sep 2015 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 25
    Windows 10 64-bit

    [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)?

    Thanks,
    Troy.
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  2.    13 Sep 2015 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Texas
    Posts : 11,034
    Windows 10 Pro X64

    Troy,

    Try the steps shown in this post

    http://www.sevenforums.com/installat...tml#post982654
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  3.    13 Sep 2015 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 25
    Windows 10 64-bit
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Dude View Post
    Troy,

    Try the steps shown in this post

    http://www.sevenforums.com/installat...tml#post982654
    thanks a lot for that helpful pointer mate...i also got many similar threads on this issue from there with solutions...will try out...it 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.    13 Sep 2015 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Texas
    Posts : 11,034
    Windows 10 Pro X64

    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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