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Windows 7: Boot to specific partition on second hhd

27 Oct 2015   #11
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Yes, install it on C.
Also, when you can, post the DM screen print i asked for in post #6.
I'm sure you will need to get the Boot Manager copied to the new SSD so you can remove the old SSD.
Without seeing the DM screen print, i'm blindly guessing.


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27 Oct 2015   #12
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Thinking about it a bit more, I'm not sure what GParted did or how it works.
I don't know if it copied the Boot Manager to the new SSD.
Use the One Time Boot Menu and see if you can boot from the new SSD/OS.
The key you need to use at bootup to get the One Time Boot Menu depends on your specific PC / motherboard.
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27 Oct 2015   #13
natchezjohn

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

David, Thank you VERY much for your assistance. I'll try all of the above tomorrow and post the results.

John
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27 Oct 2015   #14
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Strange you didn`t get a boot screen allowing you to chosse either instance of 7.

But anyway, you should be able to use the one time boot menu key to choose either drive, setting the preferred drive to boot as default.
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27 Oct 2015   #15
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
sudo update-grub?

I notice that you wrote sda and sdb which are Linux-style drive labels.

If you have Linux installed and you are using GRUB, you could try running "update-grub".

WARNING:
Create backup images of your system before running the command below (just in case some weird happens)
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Code:
sudo update-grub
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27 Oct 2015   #16
natchezjohn

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

GParted is a linux app so it shows the partitions as stated
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28 Oct 2015   #17
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by natchezjohn View Post
GParted is a linux app so it shows the partitions as stated
I've used GParted to do all of my drive partitioning (for ~6 years).
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28 Oct 2015   #18
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

If you're using Linux for the Boot Code ignore my previous suggestion to use EasyBCD to add a boot entry.
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28 Oct 2015   #19
natchezjohn

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

PC has ONLY windows 7 installed. GParted works on Win.
EasyBCD IS applicable.
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28 Oct 2015   #20
natchezjohn

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

David, EasyBCD WORKED. Now all I need to do is figure a way to get rid of the Win 7 on disk 1 without losing the boot.

THANK YOU - THANK YOU
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