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How to disable the second hard drive in Windows 10 Home?

How to disable the second hard drive in Windows 10 Home?

If you have a second hard disk in the operating system of the "Home" edition, then for sure, you have repeatedly asked: "How to disable the second hard drive in Windows 10 Home?" And it's understandable that you are on They could not find the answer, because the main reason for disabling the hard disk with the help of software impact on it was that you have at your disposal a "home" version of the operating system, and not some other. It is for this reason that we want to tell you how to act in the situation when you are editing the Windows 10 Home OS, but you can not disconnect the disk not through the BIOS, or by disconnecting it using the removal from the system unit.

In the way we describe, we'll tell you about how the console utility "Diskpart" works.

Initially, you will have to open a command prompt, but only on behalf of the Administrator or use the PowerShell console, where you will need to alternately use 4 commands:

  • Diskpart
  • List disk
  • Selject disk 1
  • Offline disk

  • 1st command - starts the working environment of "Diskpart".
  • 2nd command - performs automatic input of user accessible disks.
  • 3rd command - allows you to select the disk that we want to disconnect.
  • 4th command - disables the selected hard disk.

Now, in order to make sure that the disk is turned off, use the "disk manager" and make sure that the disconnected drive is "Off-line".

As you can see, disconnect the second hard drive in Windows 10 Home is very simple and you can use the above described way any of you!

P.S. In order to re-enable the disconnected hard disk, you will need to go into the "disk manager" by right-clicking on the disconnected disk to select "On the network" in the context menu.