How to properly install Windows on a system with multiple drives

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  1. Ionising_Radiation

    Ionising_Radiation ?v = ve*ln(m0/m1)

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    A good idea to add in the IEC vs SI prefixes.

    Windows, Linux and OS X all display data sizes differently.

    The values shown in Windows are actually in IEC sizes, so if you see a disk drive that shows 931 GB, it's actually 931 GiB, or 931 x 2³? bytes, which is almost exactly one trillion bytes, or 1 TB. OS X uses the SI prefixes, so WYSIWYG: if you see a disk that has 1000 GB of storage, that's what it has. Linux (and BSD, for that matter) is also WYSIWYG but it uses the IEC prefixes, so files would be '5.5 MiB' or '2.7 GiB' rather than the '5.5 MB' or '2.7 GB' you see in Windows.
     
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  2. SL2

    SL2 Notebook Deity

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    Does two partitions on one disk affect Bitlocker in any way? Thought I read it somewhere but can't remember where..
     
  3. Nefter

    Nefter Notebook Enthusiast

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    Isnt it enough to set the disks offline using diskpart during installation?
     
  4. Phoenix

    Phoenix Super Tweaker

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    and how do you do that?
     
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    Nefter Notebook Enthusiast

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    when you partition the disks before the install starts with shift+f10 like in the original guide

    >diskpart
    >select disk X (X = number of disk you want offline)
    >offline disk
     
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  6. Phoenix

    Phoenix Super Tweaker

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    Thank j00 for the tip. I will try that the next time
     
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