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Installing and configuring SSD with HD

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  • Hi,

    My Desktop Computer specifications are as following:

    Processor: AMD FX 8320, Motherboard: Asus M5A97, RAM: Kingston HyperX 16 GB (8*2), HD: 1TB WD Black, Graphics Card: 2GB Saphire 5450, SMPS: Cooler Master 650W, OS: Windows 10 64-bit

    For faster operation with multiple VMs, Nested VMs and other jobs, I am planning for using WD GREEN PC SSD 160GB with 1TB WD Black.

    Currently computer is working fine with WD Black. Along with Windows 10 64-bit, all applications and VMs are installed in WD Black.

    Before installing and configuring SSD with HD, please guide me as per my followings strategies;

    • First of all I would like make SSD as a Primary Drive so that I can install Windows 10 64-bit, all applications (MS Office and other applications) and VMs in SSD only.
    • I would like to make WD Black as a Secondary Drive.
    • In case of any issues with SSD or as an optional, I would like to boot system with WD Black also so that I can do work in WD Black.

    Please guide me as per above scenarios.

    Regards

    InTech

    Wednesday, April 18, 2018 4:34 PM

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  • Hi InTech,

    According to your description, it seems that you want to make your computer have dual boot of Windows 10 64 bit on SSD and Windows 10 64 bit on WD currently, right?

    If my understanding is right, that's possible.

    You just insert your SSD fine. And then use the Windows 10 installation media to boot from the media (either USB or DVD) then choose install the Windows 10 on SSD drive partition.

    After finishing, dual boot is fine. When you boot the computer, it will give you a boot menu that have two system choice.


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    Thursday, April 19, 2018 2:25 AM
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