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Windows 7: Moved windows 7 to another hdd, how to boot from it

30 Sep 2015   #1
FatPeopleUnited

windows 7 ultimate x64 bit, windows 10 home x32 bit
 
 
Moved windows 7 to another hdd, how to boot from it

ive got a new hard drive for my pc as my old one is going to fail soon and instead of installing windows 7 onto the new hard drive instead i just moved it from one hard drive to another and i dont get the choice to boot from it, i know why and everythiing i just need to know how to find the boot files from a recovery cd and get the option to boot from it, i know this can be done as ive done it before but just cant remember how and cant find the site either


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30 Sep 2015   #2
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

See if running a Startup Repair will fix it.
Startup Repair
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01 Oct 2015   #3
FatPeopleUnited

windows 7 ultimate x64 bit, windows 10 home x32 bit
 
 

I will try when I get home from school
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03 Oct 2015   #4
RonAshman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi... FatPeopleUnited

Did you just copy/paste files? You could create an image with Macrium and then restore it to your new drive. Here: Imaging with free Macrium

If not, this should do it: Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer
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03 Oct 2015   #5
FatPeopleUnited

windows 7 ultimate x64 bit, windows 10 home x32 bit
 
 

Ye I just copied and pasted them, but last time ibdone it I didn't have to create a new image, I was on the recovery disc and searched for windows installations which then allowed me to use it but I can't remember how I done it
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