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Windows 7: New Hard Drive - I did something a little wrong

08 Jun 2010   #1
NewToit

Win 7
 
 
New Hard Drive - I did something a little wrong

I bought me a new hard drive. I loaded Windows 7 onto my new HD. It loaded perfectly. The hard drive was recognized right away. I used the Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade CD. I could not find my Vista CD so I used this one.

Right now when I boot my hard drive my computer is dual booting. It is asking me which operating system I want to use:

Windows 7

or

Windows 7

Obviously I have a bootable version on both hard drives. So, my computer is a little confused. While I do not think this could cause harm I would like to address it. Do I just go into my bios and select the single drive I want to boot from? How do I set this up so just boot from the one drive?

Or have I done something more serious? I am not sure if this is an HD or operating system 'error'. So, I placed it in general. Any help would be awesome!


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08 Jun 2010   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Go into msconfig > Boot tab and delete the one you do not want.
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08 Jun 2010   #3
NewToit

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Go into msconfig > Boot tab and delete the one you do not want.
Thank you. I posted this message 5 minutes ago and got a reply 2 minutes ago! Very cool thanks! So, I did not do any harm. Thanks thanks!
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08 Jun 2010   #4
NewToit

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NewToit View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Go into msconfig > Boot tab and delete the one you do not want.
Thank you. I posted this message 5 minutes ago and got a reply 2 minutes ago! Very cool thanks! So, I did not do any harm. Thanks thanks!
Hey!

I have one last question. Are you still here

Drive J my new drive is listed as the Default OS

Drive C me old drive is listed as the current OS.

So, all I am going to do is delete drive C: from the boot menu? THANKS for the help
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08 Jun 2010   #5
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello NewToit.



Before you delete anything, post a snip of disk management for us to see as you don't want to delete the one with the boot files on it; have a look at the tutorial at the link below to see how to post a snip; you can find disk management at, right click computer in the Windows start menu and select manage, at the left pane select disk management and post a snip.
C: probably has the boot files.


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08 Jun 2010   #6
NewToit

Win 7
 
 
Ya

That would stink if I deleted the wrong thing. I do not want to remove any data. I just want my computer to recognize drive J: as the only one to boot from. I almost rushed in and deleted. But, I figured better take it slower and posted that info here.

So, here is the 'snip'. Do I make drive J the current OS then delete drive C:?

Thanks!

(I once learned the hard way. Doing something wrong in system config/system files can be a real bummer).


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08 Jun 2010   #7
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello NewToit.



Before you delete anything, post a snip of disk management for us to see as you don't want to delete the one with the boot files on it; have a look at the tutorial at the link below to see how to post a snip; you can find disk management at, right click computer in the Windows start menu and select manage, at the left pane select disk management and post a snip.
C: probably has the boot files.


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We need to see disk management not that so we can see the system partition, like my snip below, see in my snip C: says system?
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08 Jun 2010   #8
NewToit

Win 7
 
 

crap! I was sort of close :\


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08 Jun 2010   #9
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

OK see how your C: is system/active?



Here's what you need to do, in disk management, as you want to keep the J: right click J: and select "mark as active" do that and then we'll go on from there.
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08 Jun 2010   #10
NewToit

Win 7
 
 
Marked Active

I want to keep C: as well. I just want it to boot from J. When I reboot it gives me a dual boot option. Win7/Win7

Drive J has been marked as active.

That changed Drive C: to system, boot, pagefile, blah.....


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