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Windows 7: Location of bootmgr file.

04 Sep 2009   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Location of bootmgr file.

Mine is sitting on the C drive i.e. it's not actually in the Windows folder. Is that normal?

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04 Sep 2009   #2

 
 

It's normal don't worry...
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04 Sep 2009   #3

Windows 7 x64 RC1, Vista Ultimate, XP Pro
 
 

bootmgr is a hidden system file which set on the root directory of the C drive and as far as I can remember that is where it has always been.
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04 Sep 2009   #4

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

If you are booting up - then it is in the right place.

That may be the C: partition - not necessarily.

It depends on your installation history.

If you look in Disk Management, the partition labelled System , Active will be the location of bootmgr.
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04 Sep 2009   #5

Windows 7 x64 RC1, Vista Ultimate, XP Pro
 
 

That may be the C: partition - not necessarily.

When it comes to computers you can make any partition anything you want. Dell and a few others have taken the first partition which is called the C: partition (for all practical purpose) and put in some of their predatory crap. However if you are one who builds your own computer and I have build over a thousand for work the bootmgr will always go on the C partition and that will be in the root directory which was your original question. You can also call your first partition anything you want such as WXY or Z but the Active partition will have your bootmgr which again will be on the root directory.
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05 Sep 2009   #6

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks all.
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