how to install hdd from laptop into tower proberly

Oct 18, 2016 1:47PM PDT

so i just installed a 750Gb hard drive into my tower which i pulled out of my labtop, i already have windows 10 installed on the tower, and i didnt wipe windows 8.1 bofore dismantling my laptop. so whenever i try to boot my tower with both my 250 ssd and the 750 hdd windows 8.1 takes over and i cant do anything because windows 8.1 cant recognise my mouse, i want to kepp the filed on the hdd and just use it as a soreage disk if possible, if not how do i wipe it clean?

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Check something for me.
Oct 18, 2016 1:50PM PDT

I find the desktops usually boot from the lowest number SATA port or by the boot order in the bios. Be sure this drive is on a higher number then re-test. If not, time to look at your boot order or try the motherboard's BIOS F9 or what key to select the boot drive.

Later after you sort the booting order you can get access to the files and wipe it out.

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thx for the replies guys
Oct 18, 2016 2:00PM PDT

im very much a noob, its my first tower which i built 4 months ago, so its gonna take some time getting this right.

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you can use dban to wipe the drive
Oct 18, 2016 1:54PM PDT
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The only way I can be sure not to wipe the wrong drive
Oct 18, 2016 1:57PM PDT
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(NT) well you do have to pay attention :-)
Oct 18, 2016 2:00PM PDT
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Here's the last hard drive wipe you'll ever need.
Oct 18, 2016 2:21PM PDT
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Holy hell, that was easy :'D
Oct 18, 2016 2:19PM PDT

especially with msi z97 mobo bios. as you said i just had to switch hdd and ssd in bios

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