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Windows 7: 3TB hard drive install


06 Jan 2014   #1

windows 7 64bit sp1
 
 
3TB hard drive install

Hi I'm in need of some help/advice I'm installing a third drive and getting insert system disc error. A copy of the disc management attached.do I need to move the 100meg boot partition to the c drive as I think its on the I drive but I'm unsure.I am replacing the I drive with a 3tb drive.



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06 Jan 2014   #2

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To have a 3tb boot drive you will need install in UEFI mode.

How to install Windows 64 bit on a uEFI/BIOS firmware:
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with

Also you have your boot files on Disk 1 & OS on Disk 2.
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06 Jan 2014   #3

windows 7 64bit sp1
 
 

yes that's the problem I wish to replace disc 1 with a 3tb drive, the OS is on a SSD drive I want to keep.
Is it possible to move the BMR to the c drive with Easybcd and is it advisable
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06 Jan 2014   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Did you install windows on the ssd ?
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06 Jan 2014   #5

windows 7 64bit sp1
 
 

I bought the computer with windows 7 installed on the SSD, it looks like they fitted the storage drive before windows 7 installation and the mbr was put on the storage drive.
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06 Jan 2014   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Well you would need a Windows 7 install dvd or you need to create a startup repair disc/cd

Mark the ssd active, then unplug the 2 hard drives and then run startup repair, up to 3 times.

Partition - Mark as Active

System Repair Disc - Create

Startup Repair

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
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07 Jan 2014   #7

windows 7 64bit sp1
 
 

What would happen if I made a image with Acronis of the c drive / 100mb system reserve. unplugged all except the SSD drive and used the image file to restore?
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07 Jan 2014   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

I don`t think you can make an image of 2 things on separate drives.

But it still wouldn`t be right.

I would just unplug everything but the ssd and try to get it booting on it`s own.

All the links are above.

And where are you gonna store the image ?
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07 Jan 2014   #9

windows 7 64bit sp1
 
 

I was thinking reinstall 7 on the ssd with no other drives attached then add a second drive with the image just a thought. I will do the repair at the weekend thanks for all the reply's.
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07 Jan 2014   #10

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by baccini View Post
I was thinking reinstall 7 on the ssd with no other drives attached then add a second drive with the image just a thought. I will do the repair at the weekend thanks for all the reply's.
I believe what you stated above about the ssd should work; unless there is something preventing windows being installed on the ssd.
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