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Windows 7: Booting From Second HD- My Goof Yipes?

17 Apr 2014   #31
LadyLee

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Greg, You are indeed a MVP and my hero. It was not a matter of changing drive J to D because D was occupied and as you change the D to some remote end of the alphabet letter to get it out of your way then the next hardware instantly fills the letter you want.

So, I reassigned everything from the top down starting with "L" and then going back up and reassigning them from D downward.

My disk 1 is now correctly labeled "D" and my external is now "K" which is where I began this mess.

I then rebooted to make absolutely sure it all worked. It booted, D is indeed the drive 1 and the external has everything I now need to install.

Now, I'll go see if I can activate this beast again. Then I've got mountains to restore from the external and my hardware drivers. I did not want to do any of that if I had to start all over again.

I will say this after using BCD software to move the boot, on nearly every one of these boots today, I've gotten more and more MS updates. When it was booting to the wrong drive, it never sent me the SP1 and I thought I'd have to put it on manually but today it was taking forever to boot and I waited as the screen said. I was afraid for a while that it was 'dead' but lo and behold, it installed SP1 all by itself.

So, I take all my hats off to you for your fortitude and very grateful help with all of this. I'm not unsavy with tons of software (was a programer for over 40 yrs) but wow, this one had me stuck all the way.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.
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17 Apr 2014   #32
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Looks good Donna.

In the future always use the latest official Win7 installer with SP1 to save many hours of updating. This and many other tips, tools and methods are compiled in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which assure you'll get and keep a perfect install.

Enjoy Windows 7!
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