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Windows 7: Too old to crawl under the desk

05 Jan 2012   #11
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by billman87 View Post
Umm there is this really cool feture in the BIOS from the 90's it's called boot order. No need to disable drives.
That's not good enough. The e.g. Win8 installer will still plunk the bootmgr into the first active partition it finds and not on the HDD where I want it.


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05 Jan 2012   #12
smarteyeball

 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by billman87 View Post
Umm there is this really cool feture in the BIOS from the 90's it's called boot order. No need to disable drives.
That's not good enough. The e.g. Win8 installer will still plunk the bootmgr into the first active partition it finds and not on the HDD where I want it.
Exactly.
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05 Jan 2012   #13
Qdos

 

Yup. That won't work. Unfortunately. All I did with my system was switch the ground wire to each drive, so when the system is at rest I can select which drives will be found at boot. It was worth doing
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05 Jan 2012   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I had a look into the BIOS. There seems to be a disabling function, but I am not sure whether that only applies for the boot sequence. The picture was taken from the boot tab.


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06 Jan 2012   #15
billman87

Windows 7
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by billman87 View Post
Umm there is this really cool feture in the BIOS from the 90's it's called boot order. No need to disable drives.
That's not good enough. The e.g. Win8 installer will still plunk the bootmgr into the first active partition it finds and not on the HDD where I want it.
Exactly.
So changing boot priority does not change which is the first available drive, OK?
I must be operating under false pretenses.
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06 Jan 2012   #16
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Whenever I get the urge to set up a dual boot system I use something like this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817997036

It's not actually dual boot, really, just more like two completely independent systems. It does keep the alternative OS I'm playing with from messing up my main system, though.
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06 Jan 2012   #17
cyclic

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

It should suffice to turn that controller off in BIOS setup, if it's on it's own controller.
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06 Jan 2012   #18
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by billman87 View Post

So changing boot priority does not change which is the first available drive, OK?
I must be operating under false pretenses.
It does, but in this case the setup procedure ignores boot priority and adds to any existing OS MBR. (ie Windows 7) It looks for the MBR on ALL detected drives.

WHS wishes to leave the existing MBR 'unmolested' by the W8 installation. With the existing OS drive disabled and unseen by the setup procedure, it will create it's own MBR etc.

All boot priority does is change which drive/device is looked at first for boot instructions.
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06 Jan 2012   #19
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

perhaps you need some motivation to get under the desk wolfgang

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06 Jan 2012   #20
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
perhaps you need some motivation to get under the desk wolfgang

That is my current solution. But she is not happy either about the gymnastics.
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