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Windows 7: System reserved is C: and OS is D:?

21 Mar 2015   #11
stuckstuck

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
Changing the drive letter of an installed OS is very difficult and time consuming. Reinstalling the OS is the easy way.
It's not difficult at all, I did it in cmd?
The problem is when I restart, ( Failing to boot again ) return to the cmd in the repair disk and check the disks and letters etc, everything was back to what it once was, as if I never changed the letter to C: etc.
So the changes I make to the letters just doesn't stay.


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21 Mar 2015   #12
stuckstuck

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

One thing I have in mind is to delete the system reserved partition, then re-create a brand new system reserved?
I'm pretty sure people have done that before when they accidentally deleted their system reserved or something.
Is this a good idea?
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21 Mar 2015   #13
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

It might help others help you if you complete this tutorial by Golden and post here.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
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21 Mar 2015   #14
Urthboundmisfit

Win 10 Pro x64, Win 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
It might help others help you if you complete this tutorial by Golden and post here.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
+1
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21 Mar 2015   #15
stuckstuck

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
It might help others help you if you complete this tutorial by Golden and post here.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
Ah, I didn't know you could access disk management from the OS installation disk.
Just a reminder that I'm unable to access my OS which is what I'm trying to solve, if it be can be solved.
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21 Mar 2015   #16
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

How are you going about seeing all these partition and drives?

Do you have a new install of Windows 7 after you installed your new motherboard and other hardware?

After you completed your build update has Window 7 ever booted?

If and when you did a fresh install of Windows did you have just the one drive you wanted Windows installed hooked up?

I'm just trying to figure out what you have done and in what order.
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21 Mar 2015   #17
stuckstuck

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

via cmd. I'm using the windows installation disk to access the startup repair etc.


Okay okay. So in order.

1. My computer with whatever was inside it at the time, works fine.

2. I had bought a brand new motherboard, CPU and RAM and had upgraded computer components.

3. I'm here on my laptop seeking guidance aha.

I haven't done anything with my drives, no new windows installation, no installing anything, simply just connected everything back up to my new motherboard and here I am.
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21 Mar 2015   #18
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stuckstuck View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
Changing the drive letter of an installed OS is very difficult and time consuming. Reinstalling the OS is the easy way.
It's not difficult at all, I did it in cmd?
The problem is when I restart, ( Failing to boot again ) return to the cmd in the repair disk and check the disks and letters etc, everything was back to what it once was, as if I never changed the letter to C: etc.
So the changes I make to the letters just doesn't stay.
Changing the drive letter is easy. But changing it so things actually work, that is the hard part.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Mar 2015   #19
stuckstuck

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stuckstuck View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
Changing the drive letter of an installed OS is very difficult and time consuming. Reinstalling the OS is the easy way.
It's not difficult at all, I did it in cmd?
The problem is when I restart, ( Failing to boot again ) return to the cmd in the repair disk and check the disks and letters etc, everything was back to what it once was, as if I never changed the letter to C: etc.
So the changes I make to the letters just doesn't stay.
Changing the drive letter is easy. But changing it so things actually work, that is the hard part.
True. I mean it works, but then it reverts back for some reason, I'll change everything around in cmd but then when I restart and go back into the cmd ( via windows installation disk ), nothing stays the same.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Mar 2015   #20
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Once you change the motherboard it always best to do a Clean Install of Windows 7.

Here is a tutorial by Brink that will help. Be sure you only have the drive you want Windows 7 on hooked up.

Make sure you have the COA activation key handy.
With a new motherboard you will need either a Retail key or a new OEM Builders key.
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