How to install windows 7 on a second harddrive?

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  1. itsmeh

    itsmeh New Member

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    How do i install windows 7 on a 2nd internal harddrive, without it writing a MBR to my main drive. I want it to totally not touch anything on my primary drive.

    I plan on booting it at the bios startup by my bios selection menu

    Im afraid to install it, i dont want my main drive touched in anyway by windows
     
  2. Witchsong

    Witchsong New Member

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    A simple solution is to disconnect the main drive, removing all possibility that it might write to the main drive MBR.

    Though, I'm not sure why you'd want to do this?
     
  3. spookn

    spookn New Member

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    may help

    I understand why--its called paranoyyyaaa--and I get it too.
    My friend, if you have a western digital, they suggest to do exactly that, disconnect the other HD before installing new OS\
    see;
    Disconnect any secondary hard drives (internal or external) from their data cables before starting the Operating System installation process. Data may be written to these hard drives during the Operating System installation process. These secondary hard drives should only be connected back into the computer once the Operating System and system drivers have been completely installed and updated.
    Recommended precautions to follow before installing Windows or Macintosh Operating Systems.

    you are not alone
     

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