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Windows 7: How to change bootmgr from one HDD to another

22 Jan 2015   #1
Shrinkykinky

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
How to change bootmgr from one HDD to another

Last week I decided to update to Windows Seven after a LONG time with Vista. Anyway at the moment I have the dual OS start, and I don't want to use windows Vista any more, so I want to get rid of it.
My problem is that I have installed the Windows Seven on a different Hard Disc Drive, and if I ask my PC to boot from that HDD, it shows the message "bootmgr is missing".
Well thanks to other posts that I read on this forum I have a vague idea of why this happens, but I haven't got the chance of reading the one where it says how to fix it (I'm sure there are a few).

In conclussion, what I want to do is to format the HDD where my old OS is, and I can't do this without fixing the boot problem first. Is there any way to do this?


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22 Jan 2015   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Did you have both drives connected when you tried to install 7 ?

Was the 7 install successfull ?

If not, just re install windows 7.

Dis connect the Vista drive, you can re connect it and format it later.

You can always try startup repair on the Windows 7 drive, but it may not work, you could have windows 7 installed in 15 minutes.

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23 Jan 2015   #3
gregrocker

 

Please post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image.

As Brian says you should have unplugged the Vista drive because otherwise Win7 configures a Dual Boot using the boot files on Vista.

As long as Win7 wasn't installed to a Logical partition its fairly easy to move the Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD - Windows 7 Forums. Once Win7 partition is labeled System Active in Disk MGmt, it shoudl boot itself and you can remove or delete in Disk Mgmt the Vista drive to repartition it.
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26 Jan 2015   #4
Shrinkykinky

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thx gregrocker, that program was the thing I needed. It was fixed in two seconds, thank you very much. I will mark this post as solved.
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