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Windows 7: Hard drive configuration help please...


18 Jun 2011   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

If it's any help, the boot menu lists

Older OS
Windows 7 (which I know is the new SSD) - defaulting to
Windows 7

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18 Jun 2011   #12

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

How many OS's do you wont?
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18 Jun 2011   #13

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Easeus Partition Master can supposedly change logical to primary:

EASEUS Partition Master 7.5.1 Beta/ Partition Master 7.1.1

Another possibility is to clone the logical to another drive and then restore it as a primary partition.
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18 Jun 2011   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
How many OS's do you wont?
Just one. Windows 7.

As I said, lets ignore the SSD setup, which I'll remove for now anyway and worry about another day.
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18 Jun 2011   #15

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Incidentally I had the same setup on my laptop.

Win XP
Partitioned
Installed Win 7
Copy boot.mgr and boot folder to Win 7
Reboot and repair with Windows 7 disk
diskpart delete xp partition
diskpart Windows 7 partition active
bootrec /fixmbr

And worked straight away. Can't fathom why it's not working here too.
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18 Jun 2011   #16

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Lets not ignore the SSD drive, as this is the best drive for the OS.

You can not boot to a Logical drive.
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18 Jun 2011   #17

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

So what do you recommend?
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18 Jun 2011   #18

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

If you don't want to put the OS on the SSD, your options are limited due to the logical drive issue.

My only suggestions are Easeus or cloning as mentioned above.
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18 Jun 2011   #19

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
If you don't want to put the OS on the SSD, your options are limited due to the logical drive issue.

My only suggestions are Easeus or cloning as mentioned above.
Cheers mate. Just confused as to why this worked fine on my laptop and now the same process isn't working on my home desktop.

Laptop is Pro 32bit and Desktop Home 64bit.
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18 Jun 2011   #20

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1) Unplug the cable from Disk2 & plug in to SSD drive.Make sure BIOS boot order is SSD first HD boot.
2) Unplug all other cable from HD's.
3) Install OS to SSD.

Have a read of those tutorial:
SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System
SSD Tweaks and Optimizations in Windows 7
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
User Profile - Change Default Location
User Folders - Change Default Location

When you are up & running, replace the HD's one at a time, sort out the DATA if need.

When you get to the drive with the old OS's on, save your data, than you can delete the partitions.
Partition or Volume - Delete
Partition or Volume - Create New
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