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

19 Feb 2014   #21
gregrocker

 

Mahmoud was in the forums about six months ago and I asked him about it, but haven't heard that EasyBCD will now rewrite the F8 WinRE link. If you use EasyBCD to move the boot files please let us know if F8 Advanced Boot Options work afterwards.


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19 Feb 2014   #22
Kaktussoft

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Greg: easybcd keeps most bcd settings the same as they were before moving. Afaik only bootmgr and memtest.exe are copied to new volume. Of course bcd settings are updated accordingly.

All other settings like: linux boot entry, a winpe entry, winxp entry ..... those entries will all be copied to new volume untouched.
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19 Feb 2014   #23
gregrocker

 

I would not have advised that using EasyBCD does not rewrite the hotlink to WinRE if this hasn't come up countless times before. In fact it was discussed in a thread with the author of Easy awhile back who said he would try to update it, since it cannot be a best practice to advise consumers to use a method which leaves out the ability to repair from the PC itself. So there is a reason why marking Active to run Startup Repair x3 has been the Best Practice for doing this since beta, at least until Mahmoud updates Easy.
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19 Feb 2014   #24
Kaktussoft

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I just tested it myself. I moved (actually it copies) bootmgr with easybcd to another primary partition. bcd store still has code to load recovery environment and it still works with F8. Let's wait for OP if it works.
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19 Feb 2014   #25
Sanjeeb

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I did all the steps (#12) but without rebooting the System the diskmanagement screen shot doesn't show D: as System partition. I did it from EasyBCD. Is it fine for the reboot?
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19 Feb 2014   #26
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sanjeeb View Post
I did all the steps (#12) but without rebooting the System the diskmanagement screen shot doesn't show D: as System partition. I did it from EasyBCD. Is it fine for the reboot?
Post screenshot of dsik management as it is now please.
D has been marked active automatically?
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19 Feb 2014   #27
gregrocker

 

Reboot and check Disk Mgmt for System flag.

Then reboot again and tap F8. Is Repair My Computer listed at top? When you select it does it detect a Win7 installation?
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19 Feb 2014   #28
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Reboot and check Disk Mgmt for System flag.

Then reboot again and tap F8. Is Repair My Computer listed at top? When you select it does it detect a Win7 installation?
Then reboot again, select windows 7 in the list, and tap F8
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19 Feb 2014   #29
Sanjeeb

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Unfortunately Disk management was not refreshed and I didn't check by listing volume in Diskpart. I am attaching the screenshot before reboot (all the steps mentioned are completed by now), I need to reboot and change the Boot order to the Disk1.


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19 Feb 2014   #30
Sanjeeb

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Wonderful, I am able to boot into Win7 without any issues and also D drive is showing the System partition. I will check the F8 option. Windows XP also shows in the dual boot options, not sure it will boot into XP or I need to do something in the EasyBCD to make it work.
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