Windows 11 Clean Install Advice on Final Release

bikemanI7

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Wondering if it's advisble to disconnect my other drives when i do the clean install for Windows 11 soon as available for my main Gaming Desktop?

Debating on Putting 4TB External back internally in the system, and then using the Western Digital 1TB as Extra External Storage

only question i have at the moments
 
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Hello All

Wondering if it's advisble to disconnect my other drives when i do the clean install for Windows 11 soon as available for my main Gaming Desktop?

Debating on Putting 4TB External back internally in the system, and then using the Western Digital 1TB as Extra External Storage

only question i have at the moments


I would unhook all other drives when doing a clean install. I'd unhook the internet too.
 

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    Still assembled, still runs. Haven't turned it on for 13 years?

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?183088-5000-B-E-on-M2N32-SLI-Dlx-Overclocked&p=2891724#post2891724

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IMHO, When something like this event coming up, I disconnect everything but the C: If it turns out to be successful and after clean up and back up made, I start adding back my storage drives etc. A while back, both my storage drives were RAW after an update. So I do no want to see that again. Chances of that happening again are most likely ZERO, but.
 

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bikemanI7

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Yeah so think early on the day when i decide to do clean install of 11, then will do dust clean out, unhooking the other drives, getting it installed, then rehooking up other drives after first backup done
 

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    M.2 Samsung 970 Evo Plus 500GB Boot
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    Western Digital Black 1TB Storage Drive

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    Western Digital Elements 500GB
    Western Digital My Passport 2TB
    Western Digital Black 4TB In External Enclosure
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Sounds like a go. That scheme will certainly prevent boot files being loaded onto the wrong drives. As Meebers said, long odds, but why not make it certain.
 

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NavyLCDR

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Hello All

Wondering if it's advisble to disconnect my other drives when i do the clean install for Windows 11 soon as available for my main Gaming Desktop?

Debating on Putting 4TB External back internally in the system, and then using the Western Digital 1TB as Extra External Storage

only question i have at the moments
I never disconnect other drives. To do so on my laptop would require me to remove the bottom cover every time. My desktop computer has 3 M.2 SSDs, a couple of SATA SSDs and 1 spinning hard drive. If Windows setup puts the boot files on a drive that I don't want it to, it takes me 5 minutes to correct. It would take me longer just to open the computer to disconnect drives than it would for me to create boot files on the drive and partition that I want them on.
 

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    Homebuilt
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    ASUS ROG Crosshair VII Hero (WiFi)
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    32GB
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    EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
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    Windows 11 Education
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bikemanI7

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I've Only done it 1 time so far disconnected the other PC drives--despite its a bit of a hassle, does take a bit longer though, especially with my cable situation on this Desktop, but i know i can get it done just like i did the first time i installed this M.2 drive


When i attempted to move the Game SSD from Drive Tray area to Extra SSD mount that case had, except even though plugged the data cable into motherboard other Sata port, that should've been working, as with M.2 i should've only lost Port 5-6, 2,3,4 should still be working

So yeah a little hassle with my cables to disconnect other drives, but still do able
 

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    16GB DDR4 2400mhz
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    EVGA Geforce 1660 Super
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    M.2 Samsung 970 Evo Plus 500GB Boot
    Samsung 860 Evo 1TB-Game SSD
    Western Digital Black 1TB Storage Drive

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    Western Digital Elements 500GB
    Western Digital My Passport 2TB
    Western Digital Black 4TB In External Enclosure
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I've Only done it 1 time so far disconnected the other PC drives--despite its a bit of a hassle, does take a bit longer though, especially with my cable situation on this Desktop, but i know i can get it done just like i did the first time i installed this M.2 drive


When i attempted to move the Game SSD from Drive Tray area to Extra SSD mount that case had, except even though plugged the data cable into motherboard other Sata port, that should've been working, as with M.2 i should've only lost Port 5-6, 2,3,4 should still be working

So yeah a little hassle with my cables to disconnect other drives, but still do able
That could use a major clean up. Proper cable management will help you out. Just saying.
 

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Yeah need to do the proper cable management, this was like this from local shop that built system in June 2020, unforuately system wasn't built by me myself, but will get the cable management done as best i can after next dust clean out scheduled for early on October 5th
 

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    Intel I7 10700
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    Gigabyte B460M_DS3H
    Memory
    16GB DDR4 2400mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA Geforce 1660 Super
    Sound Card
    Onboard Audio
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    Asus VG245H
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    M.2 Samsung 970 Evo Plus 500GB Boot
    Samsung 860 Evo 1TB-Game SSD
    Western Digital Black 1TB Storage Drive

    External
    Western Digital Elements 500GB
    Western Digital My Passport 2TB
    Western Digital Black 4TB In External Enclosure
    Toshiba 2TB in External Enclosure
    Seagate 8TB in External Enclosure
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    EVGA G3 650 Watt
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    Thermaltake V200 TG RGB
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Yeah need to do the proper cable management, this was like this from local shop that built system in June 2020, unforuately system wasn't built by me myself, but will get the cable management done as best i can after next dust clean out scheduled for early on October 5th
A shop did that? Wow.. That was just poor work at best.
 

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bikemanI7

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Well they possibly just transferred all the cables i had connected to the power supply from my old Asus G11CD-K Tower.

June 2020 said it was done, and ready for pickup, first time opened it for dust clean out about 3-4 months later, decided well maybe i'll move the Sata ssd to one of those mounts, and temp mount my 8TB Seagate drive internally to check it faster for errors, in the end when i couldn't locate a working sata power cord, i was like back on the 3.5 inch tray for this ssd and fix it later, after i got some nylon zip ties, and can clean up wiring more

Still Need to sometime upgrade CPU cooler as well
Stock Cooler used on Intel I7 10700, Hope to tackle that Christmas or Birthday in February 2022
 

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System One

  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel I7 10700
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte B460M_DS3H
    Memory
    16GB DDR4 2400mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA Geforce 1660 Super
    Sound Card
    Onboard Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus VG245H
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    M.2 Samsung 970 Evo Plus 500GB Boot
    Samsung 860 Evo 1TB-Game SSD
    Western Digital Black 1TB Storage Drive

    External
    Western Digital Elements 500GB
    Western Digital My Passport 2TB
    Western Digital Black 4TB In External Enclosure
    Toshiba 2TB in External Enclosure
    Seagate 8TB in External Enclosure
    PSU
    EVGA G3 650 Watt
    Case
    Thermaltake V200 TG RGB
    Cooling
    Intel Stock CPU Cooler, 3 Front Intake Fans, 1 120 Exhaust in rear of case
    Keyboard
    Logitech G213
    Mouse
    Logitech G502
    Internet Speed
    Extreme Pro 800Mbps/20Mbps upload
    Browser
    MS Edge Chromium
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, Malwarebytes Free
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