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Windows 7: Need help in moving the System partition to a different Hard disk

18 Feb 2014   #11
Sanjeeb

Win Xp prfessional and Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Also in order to boot from DVD player I need to adjust jumper setting to make it as Master as DVD disk is connected to the same IDE cable as Disk0


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18 Feb 2014   #12
Kaktussoft

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Do this Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD
But move to D instead in that tutorial.
Afterwards in elevated command prompt:
Code:
diskpart
select vol c
inactive
select vol e
inactive
select vol d
active
exit
Most likely C was made inactive by easybcd. Most likely D was made active by easybcd.

Afterwards reboot again to win7 and make disk management screenshot
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18 Feb 2014   #13
Sanjeeb

Win Xp prfessional and Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Forgot to mention this screen shot is taken when booted into Win7 OS. I understood that during the installation of OS the old HD was not unplugged causing this behavior. Another query: in case I change the drive letters manually is it going to impact the functioning of OS or any of the installed software?
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18 Feb 2014   #14
Sanjeeb

Win Xp prfessional and Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

If I make Vol c inactive, does it cause any issue of booting into win7 without any windows restore DVD. Do I need to create a rescue disk before performing the step you are suggesting...
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18 Feb 2014   #15
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sanjeeb View Post
Forgot to mention this screen shot is taken when booted into Win7 OS. I understood that during the installation of OS the old HD was not unplugged causing this behavior. Another query: in case I change the drive letters manually is it going to impact the functioning of OS or any of the installed software?
Drive letters are defined in the registry of current running OS. So in winxp, vista or win7 it can differ! When booting with install dvd... and actually installing.... the disk letter where you install will be called C.

Since you installed from within winxp.... C was already occupied.... C was not used for the install volume.

Don't change the drive letter of win7 from within win7. It makes the system malfunction
Don't change the drive letter of winxp from within winxp. It makes the system malfunction
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18 Feb 2014   #16
Sanjeeb

Win Xp prfessional and Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

It is late night for me , I'll catch up with this thread tomorrow and try as suggested. I am really thankful for all the valuable suggestions and your precious time.
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18 Feb 2014   #17
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sanjeeb View Post
If I make Vol c inactive, does it cause any issue of booting into win7 without any windows restore DVD. Do I need to create a rescue disk before performing the step you are suggesting...
A rescue cd or win7 install dvd is always handy. System Repair Disc - Create
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18 Feb 2014   #18
gregrocker

 

I've already given you the steps that will fully repair Win7 so that you have all of its functions including the Repair My Computer System Recovery Options on F8 Advanced Boot Options which is NOT reinstated by EasyBCD.

For this reason the best method is the one we've used here tens of thousands of times: Mark Win7 Partition Active, power down to unplug DISK0 swapping its cable DISK1 so it becomes DISK0 which is preferable, then boot into Win7 installation media or Repair CD (linked by Kaktussoft above) to run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times.

When Win7 starts install EasyBCD to add XP to a Dual Boot menu.

After this is all successfully completed plug back in the other HD to Mark Inactive the old System Partition.

The only way to have both XP and Win7 on C is to boot their installer to install each, preferably to separate HD's with the other one unplugged.
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19 Feb 2014   #19
Sanjeeb

Win Xp prfessional and Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thanks @Greg and @Kaktu for your valuable suggestions
I am confused now, have two suggestions which one should I try now (#12 and #18). As @Greg mentioned to get full repair of windows7 I should go for #18 which seems a safer bet, @Kaktu your advice please on #18, waiting to hear from you if I am on right track.
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19 Feb 2014   #20
Kaktussoft

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Do #12. The bcd output shows that all itmes in it are refering to D and E. Only bcd entry memtest and bootmgr and ntldr (=winxp) are on C. Easybcd transfers them without problems. "advanced boot options" should work afterwards.

Report back if win7 works afterwards. And post disk management screenshot.
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