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Windows 7: Make second drive into master drive?

20 Dec 2012   #1

Windows 7 32bit
 
 
Make second drive into master drive?

My C: drive is failing and beyond repair. I have added a new second drive. How can I make the second drive the master boot drive in Windows 7 (32bit)?

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20 Dec 2012   #2

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Change boot order in bios when powering up computer will tell machine which drive to boot from
I personally would also change sata connector for drive to first sata plug on mobo normally sata0 just be aware that if you reinstalled to new drive with old drive still connected the boot info for windows (the little 100MB partition) may still be on old drive so to be safe have a recovery disk ready I case you need to do a startup repair or post a screenshot of your disk management if your not sure and we can advise
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20 Dec 2012   #3

Vista Ultimate X64/ Windows 7 Dual-boot
 
 

Image the boot drive to the new HDD...
I use and recommend Acronis True Image for this...
An excellent Free choice would be Macrium Reflect.
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20 Dec 2012   #4

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Success! Thank you both for your help
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20 Dec 2012   #5

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Happy to help glad to hear you it sorted
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