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I have 2 HDDs. Can I have install windows 7/8 to my second without formatting

#1BlueOverturePosted 11/6/2013 5:57:45 AM
My first?

My primary drive a lot larger and has a lot of stuff on it.

Also if used my second hdd would I still need a boot disk?

Getting sick of vista.
#2Jprime666Posted 11/6/2013 6:10:40 AM
That reminds me. Didn't someone post a while ago saying that w8 has better performance in games than vista/7?

Might have to upgrade to 8 soon.
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#3Lady UnePosted 11/6/2013 6:18:29 AM
BlueOverture posted...
My first?

My primary drive a lot larger and has a lot of stuff on it.

Also if used my second hdd would I still need a boot disk?

Getting sick of vista.


So long as the drive with the OS on it is set as your primary boot device.

Basically, so long as the drive you want your OS to run off of is first in line in terms of non-removable media in your BIOS, any other drive can have whatever you want on it.
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#4Lady UnePosted 11/6/2013 6:20:33 AM
Jprime666 posted...
That reminds me. Didn't someone post a while ago saying that w8 has better performance in games than vista/7?

Might have to upgrade to 8 soon.


Under DX11, this seems to be the case.

To the extent that less powerful systems hardware wise could post comparable benches to slightly higher hardware under DX11.

I've not done much research into it outside of a few incidental articles though.
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