Building a new rig this weekend. Installing 8.1 onto a new hard drive, but am also putting my old Windows 7 drive in the computer (mainly so I have an easy way to copy over old files). After I install 8.1 and connect my old drive is there anything special I would have to do in order to use it? I mean it was a Windows 7 OS drive so it is already formatted to NTFS and stuff like that. I just want to make sure I am hooking it up correctly so I don't accidentally delete everything off of it.

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billcom6
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Nothing special. It'll just show up as the D: drive or whatever.

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Jakomako

You should make sure to set the drive with W7 on it below the one with W8 in the boot order in the motherboard firmware.

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