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Dell studio 1749

By any chance does anyone know how ( if possible) to boot from the second hard with bios version AO8? The bios knows it is installed but it is not in the boot menu. Crazy ?????

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It appears such is possible BUT

It seems to require that the booable drive not be Windows for many reasons. Also the bootable drive have a bootable system on it. Since this is something of a beast with one thousand eyes I can't write about all the requirements except that on most requests like yours the owner/client/member wants to boot Windows from some USB drive which is a dead end unless it's the Windows Installer system and even there, so many caveats.

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It's October so I'm leaving my typo as-is.

"booable".

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Re: second hard drive

There's a good chance that you can install another OS (like another version of Windows or some Linux distro) on that second hard disk and boot from that (and run it) when it's installed.
Many people do such on their desktop, but there is no obvious reason why it would't work on a laptop.

However, if it's one hard disk with 2 partitions, you can only install Linux next to the existing Windows 7 (after you made disk space available for it).

Post was last edited on October 6, 2019 11:11 AM PDT

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