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Windows 7: Moving "System Reserved" partition

01 Jan 2011   #21

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If J will boot using the one-time BIOS Boot Menu key then I wouldn't worry about it, however if not it may require the same Repairs as done to the other HD when only it is plugged in.

With separate HD's, you want to boot by setting preferred HD as first HD to boot in BIOS setup (after DVD drive) then boot the other HD using one-time BIOS Boot menu key.
Yes, this worked. I can swap between the windows installations by reordering the disks in BIOS. It's not something I'll need to be doing regularly, and I'm happier doing this than having it as a dual boot as it keeps the new installation "clean".

Happy New Year everyone and thanks again for all your help!


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01 Jan 2011   #22
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello again Andrew, you're welcome and Happy New Year to you too!
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01 Jan 2011   #23


Good new, Andrew. You should also have a one-time BIOS Boot Menu hotkey to make it easier to boot the other HD:
Asus - F8
HP/Compaq - Esc
Sony - F2
Acer - F12
Gateway - F10
eMachnes - F10
Toshiba - F12
Dell - F12
IBM/Lenovo - the blue Thinkvantage button
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