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Windows 7: Question About Bootmgr

27 Jan 2012   #1
BrightBlessings

Win7 Pro-64 Bit
 
 
Question About Bootmgr

I would like to know the pros of moving the bootmgr onto C:/ If anybody could please explain, it would be greatly appreciated.

Odin


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27 Jan 2012   #2
gregrocker

 

If you have the 100mb System Reserved partition, then I would keep it as it isn't worth the bother to move it and has no real downside.

If the System Active flags are on a Recovery partition or OEM System partition this is because the manufacturer has configured Factory Recovery to run from a hotkey so as long as Factory Recovery can run I would leave it as is. Only if you're a diehard clean reinstall enthusiast would I wipe the HD to clean reinstall, and even then you might wantto factory Recover if you ever sell the unit or in some cases to ship it back under Warranty.

In any other case where the System Active flags wind up on a data partition, external HD, or other odd partition other than one of the above, I would post a screenshot back of your Disk management drive map and listings so we can advise you how to correct it. The standard steps are marking C Active to run Startup Repair 3 Separate Times. However there are unknowns like Logical partitions, Dynamic Disk, etc which require conversion first.

To recover the first partition System boot files and disk space in a dual boot: Partition Recover Space Used by an Older OS
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27 Jan 2012   #3
BrightBlessings

Win7 Pro-64 Bit
 
 

Thanks for answering Greg,
I really was just wondering because I have read here and there it is better to move it onto C drive as it creates less problems when system imaging. This is a home install and not a factory OEM/SLP system. It is a storebought OEM retail disc, so your advice would be to just leave it alone?
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27 Jan 2012   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I always move it. It is just a pain, e.g. for imaging and recovery. And it is so easy to move - just 4 clicks: Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD
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27 Jan 2012   #5
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Nice tutorial, Wolfgang. Bookmarked.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BrightBlessings View Post
Thanks for answering Greg,
I really was just wondering because I have read here and there it is better to move it onto C drive as it creates less problems when system imaging. This is a home install and not a factory OEM/SLP system. It is a storebought OEM retail disc, so your advice would be to just leave it alone?
You have the 100mb System Reserve partition? The imaging issue is pretty well resolved but had to do with SysReserved taking a drive letter which allows other programs to write to it, clogging the free space needed to create a SysVolInfo file necessary for Windows Backup Imaging.

It's up to the User but hardly worth bothering with since it's only 100mb and we hardly hear about the imaging issue any longer.
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27 Jan 2012   #6
BrightBlessings

Win7 Pro-64 Bit
 
 

Okay. Thanks for that Greg.
@WHS, I have already viewed your tutorial but was not sure if I should do it. But being only a few clicks I may as well, am just starting to have a go at imaging and don't want it to be a pain.
Thank you.

Odin
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