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Windows 7: dual boot help


11 Oct 2011   #1

window 7 64bit
 
 
dual boot help

hi i recently installed windows 7 on a new HDD that i bought but it seems like it installed it as guest OS because when i remove my old HDD from the computer i can't run the new window...so my question is what do i have to do to make my New installed windows a Host can i just format the old HDD?

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11 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Hi pdawod welcome to sevenforums.

Please provide a screenshot of your Disk Management (just search for it in the Start menu) so we can see what's going on.

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/14...ool-vista.html
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11 Oct 2011   #3

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Physically disconnect the old HD.
Make the Windows 7 HD, disk0 & first HD boot in BIOS.Also connected to the first Sata port on the MOBO.

Do a startup repair:
Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
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11 Oct 2011   #4

window 7 64bit
 
 

here is an attachment of a pic that i took from the disk management


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11 Oct 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Ah yes, the problem is that your Windows boot manager is stored on Disk 0, and the new install has just attached itself to it.

Follow Theog's advice above and that should fix it.
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11 Oct 2011   #6

window 7 64bit
 
 

@theog i already tried that, and i get a blank screen when i try to start the computer
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11 Oct 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Did you do it 3 times?
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11 Oct 2011   #8

window 7 64bit
 
 

lol i will try it again and see what happens, but what if i just format the (C drive?
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11 Oct 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Then it won't boot at all, and you will still need to run Startup Repair.

What you could try alternatively, if it really won't work, is unplug all HDD's except the one you want to Install Windows on and start again.
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11 Oct 2011   #10

window 7 64bit
 
 

k thanks guys ill see what happens
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