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  1. Posts : 196
    20H2 (build 19041.508)
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    Boot drive help


    Hi all
    When i was installing windows 10 it installed correctly to my main ssd drive but my boot drive is on my secondary ssd drive and was wondering is there any way to change this without screwing up my windows 10 on my main drive so that my boot drive and windows 10 drive are on the same drive if that makes sense.
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  2. Posts : 6,976
    windows 10
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    You never install 10 with two drives or this happens. You can fix it but we need to know what type the disk is is udfi mgr got etc if you can post a screenshot from disk management showing all the details so we can advise you
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  3. Posts : 196
    20H2 (build 19041.508)
    Thread Starter
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    So does that mean if installing windows 10 you have to only have one drive that seems strange

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    The C Drive is where the windows 10 is installed
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  4. Posts : 12,485
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
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    tzfrantic said:
    So does that mean if installing windows 10 you have to only have one drive that seems strange

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    The C Drive is where the windows 10 is installed
    No, not at all strange. Windows can use whatever drives are connected to the motherboard. I once had 2 drives [couple years ago] and Windows picked up the BIOS entry of AHCI/RAID and set up as a RAID system, when I took the D: drive out it broke the booting process, cured by reinstalling on the only drive left in the system.
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  5. Posts : 3,682
    Windows 11 Pro 64 Bit 21H2
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    Since you just installed Windows, Remove all drives but the Windows drive you are trying to use, and Reinstall Windows. Or
    If you don't want to do that then try a Repair Install
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  6. Posts : 196
    20H2 (build 19041.508)
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    spunk said:
    Since you just installed Windows, Remove all drives but the Windows drive you are trying to use, and Reinstall Windows. Or
    If you don't want to do that then try a Repair Install
    will try a repair install and just disconnect my other drives as dont want to lose any data has had this windows 10 for years.
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  7. Posts : 39,995
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
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    When installing or upgrading Windows it's best to remove or detach other drives.

    Are you attempting to dual boot on one disk drive or something else?
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    Windows 11 Pro 64 Bit 21H2
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    A Repair Install from a freshly downloaded Windows 10 ISO image from the Microsoft Page, will upgrade your Windows 10 you have had for years, to the latest version of 2004.
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  9. Posts : 196
    20H2 (build 19041.508)
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    zbook said:
    When installing or upgrading Windows it's best to remove or detach other drives.

    Are you attempting to dual boot on one disk drive or something else?
    i am not too tech savvy in terms of bios and boot partition is there issue with having them on separate drive the windows 10 drive which is ssd and the boot drive on the second ssd? .
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  10. Posts : 39,995
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
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    When windows is installed it creates partitions based upon the BIOS settings.

    BIOS Legacy -----> MBR
    BIOS UEFI --------> GPT

    The partition for boot will be on the same disk drive.

    What problems are you having that you want to modify the boot?


    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/win...ive-partitions
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/win...ive-partitions
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