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Shady Mage

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#1 12 years ago

I have two hard drives on my PC, each having an OS. I don't use one of them anymore and I would like to remove it and just have it as a "storage" drive. How do I do this?




marvinmatthew

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#2 12 years ago

I'm assuming that you're going to keep Windows as the OS you want.

So make sure that you've removed any importaint data from the hard drive that contains the OS that you don't want.

(Please be aware that what I'm about to tell you to do will erase everything from the hard drive that contains the OS you no longer want.)

Go into my computer, right click on the hard drive that contains the OS you don't want. Click 'format.' Select 'NTFS as the file system, and give the drive a new name, and click 'start.'

Depending on the size of the drive, you may have to wait a while while it does this (the larger the drive, the longer it takes).

EDIT- Before, you do this, would you tell me the drive letter of the hard drive that contains Windows?




Shady Mage

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#3 12 years ago

It's a second drive called the F: drive. I'm leaving C: alone.




rob.

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#4 12 years ago

Providing you are an Administrator; Go to 'Administrative Tools', then Computer Management, On the left, click 'Disk Management'. Once you can see all drives right click the one you would like to use as storage (I assume F: ), and select 'Format'.

Everything, on the drive will be lost.

You may have to create a new NTFS partition on the drive afterwards. Just let us know if you have anymore problems.




Shady Mage

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#5 12 years ago

Ok thanks.




rob.

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#6 12 years ago

You're welcome. Although Marvin did provide help aswell, so don't just thank me. ;)