Windows 10: Can a Desktop be created on a second internal HDD?

Discus and support Can a Desktop be created on a second internal HDD? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; On Win 10 Home my Dell desktop has an internal 128 GB SSD (C drive) and a 1TB standard HDD (D drive). Wondering if it is possible to somehow create a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by fdm2000, Jan 24, 2020.

  1. fdm2000 Win User

    Can a Desktop be created on a second internal HDD?


    On Win 10 Home my Dell desktop has an internal 128 GB SSD (C drive) and a 1TB standard HDD (D drive). Wondering if it is possible to somehow create a desktop for the 1 TB drive as documents, photos, videos and other storage hogs will be on it.

    Dell tech support (if I was able to understand the support agent) said it could only be created on the drive containing the OS.
    Wondering if that is correct?

    Frank

    :)
     
    fdm2000, Jan 24, 2020
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  2. Manoj111 Win User

    internal HDD

    Namaskar Friends

    This is my first post, I wish to know the maximum size of Int HDD that can support My present Asus MoBo

    P8H61-M LX3 R2.0


    pl suggest BIOS version is up to date 1107
     
    Manoj111, Jan 24, 2020
    #2
  3. My second hdd doesnt show up

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    I suggest you to follow the below steps & check if it helps.

    • Type “Troubleshooting” without the quotes and click on
      Troubleshooting. Thenclick on
      View All on the left panel of the screen.
    • Click on Hardware and Devices.
    • Click on Next andfollow the instructions.
    • If the issues still persist, refer to the below methods.

    If the issue persists follow the suggestions provide by the
    Anil Madishetty
    from the below link..

    second HDD not detected in windows 10

    I hope this helps.

    Thank you.
     
    Mohammed AliAli, Jan 24, 2020
    #3
  4. topgundcp Win User

    Can a Desktop be created on a second internal HDD?

    Create installation media using small partition on HDD?


    If you watch the video from post #5 to create a Macrium Rescue disk. It would be the same procedure to create the Windows Installation disk.
    1. Download Windows Installation ISO: Windows 10 and put on desktop for easy access.
    2. Create a partition on an internal/external drive around 5GB, format as FAT32.
      NOTE: Set the partition Active if the disk used is an MBR disk. No need not to do anything if is a GPT disk .
    3. Use: WinRar/WinZip/7-Zip to extract the ISO file to the root of the partition created in step 2.
    4. Set the BIOS as first boot priority then boot.
     
    topgundcp, Jan 24, 2020
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