1.    06 Feb 2017 #1
    Join Date : Feb 2017
    Posts : 4
    w10 64bit

    Use old w7 ssd as second hd in new w10 64bit home/8GB/M.2 128GB ssd


    Hi to all on the W10 forum

    This is my first post here, and I have a query as to how to achieve the following:

    I am going to remove the SSD from my old W7 laptop, which I wish to use as a second HD in my new PCS Ultranote IV
    W10 home 64bit 8GB M.2 128GB.

    My query is: If I install the W7 SSD into my new Notebook and attempt to clean it before using it as a second HD, will there be any damaging conflict with the W10 OS & M.2 SSD and boot problems? I only have the one computer, a SSD enclosure and an external 350GB SSD.

    I guess that I am really posing two question here. The question of any conflicting damage and is there any other way to achieve my aim using the few items mentioned here.

    All advice and guidance would be much appreciated.

    All best wishes
    Lojong
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  2.    06 Feb 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    Los Angeles
    Posts : 1,041
    Windows 10 Pro

    Unplug any external USB HDD;s,
    With the laptop with the M2 SSD installed and the old SSD plugged in, Boot into Setup (Bios) make sure both the M2 SSD and the old SSD are showing. Then go to the Boot tab, move the M2 SSD to the top of the boot order, move the SSD to the bottom or out of the boot order all together if possible. Save and Exit.
    Boot the computer into Windows on the M2, Backup any files you want from the Old SSD, go to Start/Search and type diskmgmt.msc, Right click the diskmgmt results and Run As Administrator. In the Elevated Disk Management window, in the Lower pane, right click the old SSD and choose Format. There will be no damage. Use this drive for data storage.
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  3.    06 Feb 2017 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9,394
    Windows 10 Pro

    an easier Windows 10 way (IMHO) to get to disk management is to press Windows key + X and select disk management. You'll find some other goodies in the Win + X list too.
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  4.    07 Feb 2017 #4
    Join Date : Feb 2017
    Posts : 4
    w10 64bit
    Thread Starter

    Thank you


    Thank you Spunk and Navy LCDR for you instructions and info.

    I will get back on the case this w.end, and will report back with results soonest.

    Best regards
    Lojong
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 


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