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Is it possible to switch out SDD's?

  1. #1


    Dallas, TX
    Posts : 17
    Windows 8.1 Professional

    Is it possible to switch out SDD's?


    I was wanting to dual boot Win7 and Win8 but I just want to switch out the SDD's to this. Is this possible? Or will the secure boot thing mess up the Win8 installation?

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    Well it seems that if your removing your SSD that has the win 8 install, it would never see the Win 7 installation If it doesn't turn off secure boot in your BIOS
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  3. #3


    Melbourne,FL.
    Posts : 187
    Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center x64


    It kind of sounds like he wan't to use a seperate ssd for each o.s. I'm not sure on the fundamentals of SecureBoot in your U.E.F.I. as far as Windows 7. I don't think it work's in 7 though, as it was a new feature added to Windows 8. Thus, I'm unsure how you'd go about it for both, but I would leave it enabled for 8/8.1/8.1 Rollup 1. It keep's rootkits off your pc at startup.
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    Dallas, TX
    Posts : 17
    Windows 8.1 Professional


    Thanks for the quick replies. And yes I would like to use seperate SDD's for each O/S. I have an Asus p9x79E-WS. It has a
    UEF-Interface. I would set up Seven with a EFI Bios Mode but no secure boot. I also know that enabling Windows Eight secure boot is well .....secure as brkkab123 stated above. Would that cause problems? Maybe I should just follow the tutorial on Dual booting Win7 and Win8. hmmmm..
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    Quote Originally Posted by pwilson471 View Post
    Thanks for the quick replies. And yes I would like to use seperate SDD's for each O/S. I have an Asus p9x79E-WS. It has a
    UEF-Interface. I would set up Seven with a EFI Bios Mode but no secure boot. I also know that enabling Windows Eight secure boot is well .....secure as brkkab123 stated above. Would that cause problems? Maybe I should just follow the tutorial on Dual booting Win7 and Win8. hmmmm..
    I think I would follow the tutorial. I did a dual boot on my P7P55D-E Pro, of course it did not support Secure boot, I had Win 7 SP1 Pro on and added a SSD installing Win 8 there. Worked great as long as I kept win 8 in control, once I change the boot to to windows 7 I had to go though the Win 7 dual boot process which is several click longer routine. Leave Win 8 the priority boot and your only 1 click away for booting your windows 7 system. I wouldn't worry about secure boot until your fully on win 8. Its really a pain in the butt anyway if your a power user.
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