Question PC mechanic installed Windows 10 without my knowledge so it could make "your PC faster". How do I switch to my old SSD drive with Windows 11?

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My friend (who is actually quite a tech Einstein) advised me to copy my files to my third drive, an HDD. Afterwards, we have copied the Windows 10 folder to my SSD, now I do not know what to do. Any help?
 
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doesn't sound like a tech einstein

what do you mean copied? did you mean install windows 10 to the ssd?
if that the case. windows 11 is gone. need to do a fresh windows 11 install
I did mean to install W10, W11s were getting on my nerves a little.
 
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What is the actual issue?
What do you want to achieve?

Go back to your Einstein friend and ask him to fix it.
Issue is the boot drive being an empty drive with none of my personal files on it, I want my stuff on the drive, including screenshots, games, passwords etc..
I need to get my boot drive as my old SSD, which is drive D.
Cannot, doesn't respond, he has stuff to do aswell other than being bothered.
 

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1. Your title does not match the text:
"PC mechanic installed Windows 10 without my knowledge"

"Don't want to go back to Windows 11, performance isn't really a problem for me."


2. Your "PC mechanic" is clueless and irresponsible.


3. What is the current state of the system, and what do you want the end state to be?
 
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1. Your title does not match the text:
"PC mechanic installed Windows 10 without my knowledge"

"Don't want to go back to Windows 11, performance isn't really a problem for me."


2. Your "PC mechanic" is clueless and irresponsible.


3. What is the current state of the system, and what do you want the end state to be?
To answer your points, which are reasonable and I do agree with;
1. I am an imbecile.

2. He has a bad rep, was my last resort unfortunetly.

3. Current state; I have no idea how to continue further, have backed up my main files onto the third drive, which is a terabyte in total. I am in the state of trying to get my BIOS Boot menu to recognize my old SSD (which was my main boot drive and my only one before this "mechanic" added the two drives) as an option to boot into.
End state; old SSD as a boot drive, with my personal files accessible and two drives to store games and other data into.
 
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So, to proceed:

What physical drives do you have now?
What is on them?
What specific OS do you want? Win 10 or 11?
Did the system come with Win 11?
I currently have three drives, one M.2, one SSD and one HDD.

M.2 is currently the main problem, boot drive with Windows 10.
SSD is my goal to get into, old boot drive with my personal stuff AND copied Windows 10 from the M.2.
HDD is my storage drive, currently holding the contents of my SSD as backup.

I got stuck in Windows 11, hated it. I wish to have the Windows 10 again.

No, had the PC before Windows 11 got annouced. Upgraded to Windows 11 to test it out, forgot about the deadline and got stuck inside the hell.