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21 Oct 2009   #1

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Hard drives and booting...

I have a slight issue that I'm not sure how to fix. It's nothing serious but it's something I'd like to take care of.

Basically, I bought a new hard drive, made it the primary drive, and kept the old one in so I could transfer everything over to the new one and keep the old as my backup drive.

I installed Windows 7 but when I boot my machine without the disc in the drive it wont boot. I made my old drive the primary one again and I discovered that when I installed Windows 7 it put the boot information on the old hard drive instead of the new one.

Basically, I'm looking for an easy way to get it to boot from the new hard drive without having to use the old one as the primary. Any ideas?

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21 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7/Linux Ubuntu

I too am having problems with being unable to disconnect drives. It apears 7 has some boot files on each drive or DRM is kicking in. If I disconnect my storage drive Windows won't boot at all.
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21 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 x64 finally!

Hi SDS, welcome to the forums
Please take a look at this tutorial, you should be able to get the boot info corrected
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