Question Adding a second hard drive for storage

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On my windows based build, if I want to add a second hard drive for storage, do I need to install windows onto that drive as well? Thanks Ryan
 

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Hello Ryan,

No, of course you don't!
You only need one boot drive in a computer, and that will remain the one you have now.
You will only need to connect the new hard drive, and possibly create a new partition on it using the built-in Disk Management of Windows.

Here's a detailed guide on how to do the new partition (see the "Create New Volume" section):
 
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On my windows based build, if I want to add a second hard drive for storage, do I need to install windows onto that drive as well? Thanks Ryan
No.
A second drive will simply be another drive letter. D, E, F, something else.

If it does not automatically appear as just another drive letter, you'll probably have to go into Disk Management.
 

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