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Windows 7: Old HDD still has system in active partition. Need to move to new SSD

05 Nov 2012   #1
sww

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Old HDD still has system in active partition. Need to move to new SSD

Windows 7 64bit
Dell Precision Mobile M4500

Attachment shows disk manager screenshot

So I recently install a new SSD (Disk 1) into my laptop and loaded the OS onto it. I still have my old HDD (Disk 0) in my sata drive. Disk 0 has the system commands in the partition still and I would like to format this drive to free up room. I can't figure out how to relocate the system property to Disk 1 and though I am all around good with computers, I don't trust myself a whole lot with this because if I screw it up I'll have some serious boot issues. Any input on how to move the system property to Disk 1 would be great. I found this thread Changing Win7 System/Boot Partition without Reinstall but I want to make sure the comment by SIW2 will work in my situation.

Thanks again




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05 Nov 2012   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

I'd unplug drives other than the SSD and boot the Windows 7 DVD or Repair CD to confirm the boot partition is marked Active and run Startup Repair 3 Separate Times.

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
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05 Nov 2012   #3
sww

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Worked like a charm. Thanks for the help
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