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  1.    06 Nov 2015 #1
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    Installing win 10 on hp pavilion dv7 notebook pc


    Dear all ,

    I want to ask you about the correct way to choose the HDD on my notebook to install win 10 on it , as you see in the pic

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    I am now using win 10 installed on HDD1 , but I have a very slow startup , may I re-install the windows on HDD2 makes it better performance ?
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  2.    06 Nov 2015 #2
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    No, stay with HDD! which is a SSD (Solid State Drive). It's much, much faster than your other drive.

    Did you install Win 10 on this computer? DO you have everything backed up? If yes you could do a clean install of Win 10 and see if that helps performance, see here:

    Windows 10 - Clean Install
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  3.    06 Nov 2015 #3
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    I think HDD1 was meant for the OS/boot drive.
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  4.    06 Nov 2015 #4
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    Thank you all for your replies .. this pic . shows how the HDD s partitioned now :
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    you think I do it right ? or I must re-install the windows with a new way of partitioning ?
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  5.    06 Nov 2015 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunset72 View Post
    Thank you all for your replies .. this pic . shows how the HDD s partitioned now :
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    you think I do it right ? or I must re-install the windows with a new way of partitioning ?
    You have 2 HDDs, depending upon the program used to see them they are either drive 0 [usually in the BIOS that way] or drive 1. The drives appear to be partitioned correctly and usually best to install the Operating System on the C:/boot drive which in your case is the first drive second partition [or Drive 0 Partition 2]. Don't be concerned with the small partition, it is normal and you don't need access to it, as it says it is reserved for the System. If the numbering of the drives is confusing just keep in mind that basically there is no number 10 in most computing things, starts with 0 and goes to 9. Programs can re-interpret that.
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  6.    07 Nov 2015 #6
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    If you want to try a clean-install, backup your data, and any drivers you may have, then delete both partitions in drive 0 and proceed to install Windows 10. Any partitions will be created automatically on the unallocated space. When asked for a key click Skip and then select your previous version Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro. When you have installed your drivers and you are online, Windows will activate automatically. If it doesn't activate you may have installed the wrong version.
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  7.    07 Nov 2015 #7
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    thanks for your replies .. so, is that mean the installation on drive 0 partition is the right choice ?
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  8.    07 Nov 2015 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunset72 View Post
    thanks for your replies .. so, is that mean the installation on drive 0 partition is the right choice ?
    Yes the 0 drive is your ssd drive which would be faster than the data drive. You might have carried over some software problems when you updated or is this a clean install of windows 10?
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  9.    07 Nov 2015 #9
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    This is a clean install
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  10.    07 Nov 2015 #10
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    sunset That's good its a clean install. Next question is what build of Windows 10 are you running and what media did you use to do your clean install. My Windows Ten starts in about ten seconds. Your should be close to that with a SSD
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