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Windows 7: two win 7 in two different HD


06 Aug 2010   #1

 
 
two win 7 in two different HD

Hey,

I had a win 7 in my first hd, yesterday i added second HD, and installed a 64 bit ver on it. now when i'm booting i see the boot manager, and two option to be chosen are
Windows 7
Windows 7


is there any way to change those labels ?
some thing like
Windows 7 32
Windows 7 64

and second question, what would happen if i unplug the additional HD ?
the boot manager will disappear ?thanks for help !

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06 Aug 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello igalep,

This can help show you how to change the names of the listed OS's in the Windows Boot Manager screen.

Dual Boot - Change OS Name in Windows Boot Manager


If you unplugged a drive that wasn't the boot drive (system drive), then the OS will still be listed and not work. If you unplug the boot drive, then nothing will boot.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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07 Aug 2010   #3

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post

If you unplugged a drive that wasn't the boot drive (system drive), then the OS will still be listed and not work. If you unplug the boot drive, then nothing will boot.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
thanks for the answer...

when u mean "boot drive" u mean to the original drive that belongs to the machine, or u meant to the additional drive i added ? because on the both drives i've installed OS

thanks
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07 Aug 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

The boot drive will be the drive that the first OS was installed onto and marked as the "Boot" drive in Disk Management (diskmgmt.msc).

two win 7 in two different HD-diskmgmt.msc.jpg


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08 Aug 2010   #5

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
The boot drive will be the drive that the first OS was installed onto and marked as the "Boot" drive in Disk Management (diskmgmt.msc).

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Ok, thanks...

and if i unplugged the non boot drive, as you said, the second OS still will present, how it can be deleted ?

thanks again
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08 Aug 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You would only want to delete the second OS if you do not plan on connecting the non boot drive back. You could use the tutorial below to removed the second OS from the list if it's still there afterwards though.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...list-boot.html
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08 Aug 2010   #7
Microsoft MVP

 

The best way to boot OS's with multiple HD's is via the BIOS one-time Boot Menu key given on first bootup screen or in your Manual. This keeps the HD's independent to come and go as you please, whereas a Windows-created Multi-boot interlocks them.

Of course you need to keep the other OS HD unplugged during install to set this up in the first place, or recover the System Active MBR into a HD which is missing it to make it standalone before BIOS booting will work right.
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