Question Is there a way to force Windows to use only the SSD for boot files without unplugging the existing HDD?

kyria9

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I need to reinstall Windows 10 on a family members computer. It has an SSD that contained the corrupted install and a HDD that had an old Windows 7 install on it, but was not bootable and mainly used for media storage. Now I know you are supposed to unplug all other drives before doing a clean install, but physical access is a bit of a problem. The panels have a lock, and the owner can't find the key. Is there a way to hide the other drive or otherwise force the installation to the SSD only without actually having to unplug the other drive?
 

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The side panels of the case had a padlock. At some point in the past a roommate had been stashing items inside. Roommate long gone, lock forgotten about. Its gone now though...
 

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