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Windows 7: can i fix an os install on a seperate drive

08 Dec 2013   #11
brceallmgty

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I don't see an option to deactivate. What will deactivation able me to do?


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08 Dec 2013   #12
whs
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08 Dec 2013   #13
brceallmgty

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Ok I deactivated them both. Still same message. What are my options now?
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08 Dec 2013   #14
gregrocker

 

Have you already installed Win7 on the new SSD and are trying now to access the data on the old SSD?

If Taking Ownership will not work, then use Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console
to copy the data off of the old SSD onto the new one.

Once you're sure all data is rescued then wipe the old SSD with Diskpart Clean Command and reformat in Disk Mgmt.
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09 Dec 2013   #15
brceallmgty

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Thanks that did it. Not sure what I did though. I transfered a lot of data over, tried to reboot, it gave me message bootmgr is missing. I used install cd to fix it it gave me option it restore from a disk image. Everything was there, as far as I can tell. Expanded the unallocated space done.
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09 Dec 2013   #16
gregrocker

 

If you booted into the Win7 disk to try to repair Bootmgr is Missing and instead chose Restore using an Image, you reapplied the image to the HD from whenever that image was made. Your files may not be current. Be sure you have the latest file set before you delete them on the other HDD.
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