|I meant a backup plan for the existing Levono computer. You really should have one. If the second drive is in the computer it is not the best location for long term backup. |
I didn't realize your Laptop could hold 2 hard drives. You probably should have made that point.
All you need to do is go into Windows Disk Management and delete the partitions on the second hard drive. Then create 1 partition using all the available space. Then format the new partition. I would recommend using full format if you see that choice. That just assures you there is nothing left of the old files on there.
you must be careful you do NOT disturb your original hard drive partitions.
The new drive should be labeled as disk 1 in Windows Disk Management.
Your original drive should show as disk 0 with 2 partitions.
You can OPEN the Windows partition on your original disk to view the folders and files. By examining those files you should be able to verify that you are actually viewing your original Windows installation. Look at the Documents folder, for instance.
You should probably have an external hard drive to use for backup/imaging purposes.
Always keep at least 2 copies of any files you need to retain.