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Windows 7: Windows 7 on two disks


24 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Windows 7 on two disks

Hello, everyone!

I accidentally installed Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on two disks. I want to get rid of Windows 7 on disk D. I learned that i have to edit BCD on C disk, but I don't know how exactly to do that. I found some commands on the internet, but it doesn't seem to work... Can you help me?

This is current situation:



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24 Mar 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello mate.


Before we make any specific recommendations will you please post a snip/screen-shot of the entire disk management drive map with a full description as to which drive/partition is which, so we can see what you have going on as there may be a fairly simple way to resolve the situation.

In the Windows start menu right click computer and click manage, in the left pane of the "Computer Management" window that opens click disk management and post a snip of that.


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24 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thank you for quick answer.

This is the screenshot you were looking for:

I was trying to be smart, and now both partitions are marked as Active. I would like to keep the C partition (the one with boot loader on it) and remove D partition (which currently contains boot manager).


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24 Mar 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Since it's already marked active, just do the 3 separate startup repairs with the restarts to create the "System" boot files to the C: partition.

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times



Then you can use step #7 from an elevated command window to do a wipe clean all to the other HDD if you want.

Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
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24 Mar 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I will try this tomorrow, and report the results. Thanks again!
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24 Mar 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

OK, be sure to post back here with an update.
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26 Mar 2011   #7
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Morpheus NS View Post
I will try this tomorrow, and report the results. Thanks again!

Hello again mate, have you had a go at this yet and if so how did it sort out?
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26 Mar 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

It worked! Thank you very much! I used system recovery disc, and it solved my problem immediately, didn't even have to run it three times. I got rid of the second Windows 7 installation, and now the only trouble is how to fill 320 GB of free space.
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26 Mar 2011   #9

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

This procedure does the samething and took less than 5 seconds (if that) - Boot loader on separate partition?.

I had the same issue as the OP - Boot loader on separate partition?
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26 Mar 2011   #10
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Good to see you got it sorted and thanks for the update.
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