windows installation on a redundant disk

  1. Posts : 7
    windows 10

    windows installation on a redundant disk

    i have a tablet cum laptop Haier Y11b
    it has two disks namely disk1 and disk2(USB type disk) as can been seen in the pic attached.

    the screen or detachable part with 30GB as disk1 and the disk2 of about 500GB that is placed under the keypad/keyboard area of laptop,

    Windows installation by default is allowed on disk1 i,e 30GB in order to make use of the large space I want to install it on the disk2 of 500GB but owing to reasons unknown i cant do so. moreover the disk2 is also not shown in the boot order.

    kindly guide
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    Last edited by agri; 24 Oct 2019 at 01:16.
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  2. Posts : 19,241
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux

    Looks like disk2 already has windows on it, can you change BIOS to boot from it ?
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  3. Posts : 17,370
    Windows 11 Pro

    You can't do a normal install of Windows to disk 2 because it is as removable drive connected via USB. If you did use some trickery to get a windows installation on it, it would likely be extremely slow.

    It is unusual that disk 2 has an EFI partition and an A: drive partition. Are those clones from disk 1?
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    Thread Starter

    @CountMike you are right I did something experimental and clone that disk1 in an attempt to install windows on disk2 but of no use.
    As far as the boot order is concerned disk2 is not listed in boot order do not know why may be disk2 isn't a conventional a disk !!!

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    @NavyLCDR yes disk2 is a usb type disk I did cloning of disk1 to get windows on disk2 but its not working
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  5. Posts : 17,370
    Windows 11 Pro

    If you want to try booting the USB drive you can try running the following command in a Command Prompt (Admin):

    bcdboot A:\Windows /d /addlast

    And then reboot the computer. You will then have a dual boot menu.
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