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Computer doesn't recognize/name second hard drive

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Trying to install reformatted HDD from Windows 7 dead computer to new Windows 10. Device manage sees HDD but "This PC/Control Panel" don't recognize so new computer doesn't assign new drive ID. Drivers are current, according to Device Manager. 

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@Skip-Searcy 

Not clear on what you are trying to do ...

 

You removed a drive from a Win7 PC, reformatted it, and are now trying to add that as a second drive to a Win10 PC, right?

 

But when you boot the PC, you can see it in Device Manager, but otherwise can not access it?

 

But, it already has a drive letter and that is showing up in File Manager?

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Computer has not assigned a drive letter to it. I can see it in device manager and my backup software, but cannot access it or view content. I know that it is installed properly, and was ever able to update drivers compatible with Windows 10. It does not show up in file manager.

 

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@Skip-Searcy 

OK, it won't show up in file manager until it is assigned a drive letter.

 

In the start area, enter "create and format" (without the quotes), and when options appear, select the one to create and format hard drive -- that will open Disk Management console.

 

Scroll down through the list of drives until you see your second drive.  Then, select the option to assign a drive letter.

 

When you then reboot, your File Manager will see the drive.

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