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Windows 7: How to move MBR to another drive

05 Mar 2014   #11
erik46

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Mark Win7 Partition Active, power down to unplug all other HD's, swap the XP drive's data cable to Win7 drive so it becomes DIsk0, then boot into the Win7 installation media or Repair CD - System Repair Disk to run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times until Win7 starts and holds the System flag.

Now you can plug back in the other HD's, boot XP if needed using the one-time BIOS boot menu key. If it still shows a boot listing for Win7, delete it in msconfig>Boot tab.
thank you.

but as stated above, a logical partition (drive) cannot be made an active partition, right?


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05 Mar 2014   #12
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05 Mar 2014   #13
erik46

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
thank you (all).
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05 Mar 2014   #14
gregrocker

 

The link was screwy after it posted. It said "How to Wipe Partition Manager" but opens the intended "Convert to Primary or Logical" Help video. So I corrected the link to How to Wipe Partition with partition manager? Partition Wizard Wipe Partition Help Video. Be sure you are converting to Primary and NOT wiping the HD!
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