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Windows 7: System Part and Boot Part Diff Drives. Want to Align SYS and BOOT

24 Feb 2012   #1
justpassingin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
System Part and Boot Part Diff Drives. Want to Align SYS and BOOT

Alright here is my issue as best as I can explain it. I have two drives, one with a system partition one with my boot. The one with the boot is the drive I want to use as my primary. I want to format the drive with the system partition.

How can I move the sys partition to the boot drive so that I can format the other since right now disk management will not let me format the drive with the sys partition.

Picture for more info
Disk 3/Vol6 is what I want to save and align sys/boot too. Disk 4/Vol7 is what I want to format.
Thanks a lot!




My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Feb 2012   #2
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

On second thought- use easybcd - it has a very easy change boot drive option.
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24 Feb 2012   #3
justpassingin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

So I am on the same page, is this what you are referring to?
Download EasyBCD 2.1.2 - NeoSmart Technologies
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24 Feb 2012   #4
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Yes, there is a free version 4th link up from the bottom of that page
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24 Feb 2012   #5
justpassingin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
hmmm

So I have been thumbing about in the app and under view settings it says this:

There is one entry in the Windows bootloader.

Default: Windows 7
Timeout: 30 seconds
EasyBCD Boot Device: F:\

Entry #1
Name: Windows 7
BCD ID: {current}
Drive: C:\
Bootloader Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe

But I cannot find where to change the boot device to C:\
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Feb 2012   #6
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Click Advanced settings.

Dot change boot drive.

Click Perform Action.

This window pops up - select the partition you want from the dropdown

Then click OK

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24 Feb 2012   #7
justpassingin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thank you so much! Awesome help
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Feb 2012   #8
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You're welcome.
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