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Windows 7: Change Local Disk C

18 Nov 2015   #1
kamrot

Windows 64 bit pro
 
 
Change Local Disk C

Hello everyone, I recently run into trouble while installing Windows 7 pro 64 bits in another SSD. Long story short, I change the setups of the old windows I had and now it does not boot from the old one, which I want to revert. I'm a 100% sure that all the files are present and nothing was moved or touched (I just checked it) in the different hard drives I've got , but it's just that now I've got windows in two separte SSD's. My question is, how do I change the Local Disk (C:) for it to be the one I had the original windows, so as to have my OS like before.
No need to say that if the OS i running properly there's no need for it to be better, a lesson I learned the hard way.
Thanks for the help in advance.


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19 Nov 2015   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hello and welcome kamron first up mate what media are you trying to install from??
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19 Nov 2015   #3
kamrot

Windows 64 bit pro
 
 

Hello pal. Regarding your question I really do not get it. Do you refer to the OS or the type of disk? Anyway its a Windows 7 64 bit Pro in Spanish and the disk I installed it to is a 246 gb SSD from Kingstone. The thing is that I also had installed another OS (the old, the original where there is all my configurations), the same if I'm not mistaken, into a 128 gb SSD from Samsung. The question: can I setup somehow for as to the old drive, Samsung 128 gb ssd, to be again my Local C: Drive, and not the 246 gb SSD?
Thanks for answering. Cheers.
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19 Nov 2015   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Whichever drive you boot into will be C.

You use the boot menu key to boot into the older windows install.

What is the problem ?

Did you unplug the hard drive when you installed windows on the ssd ?

If not then you should now have a boot screen to choose the hard drive or the ssd to boot into, explain what you did.
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19 Nov 2015   #5
kamrot

Windows 64 bit pro
 
 

The problem is that now I've got to separate OS and I just need one. Is there a way to manually change the location of the C: Driven? Answering your question, no I did not originally unplugged the original OS but no file was lost or overwritten whatsoever. No type of screen seems to appear to show me from which drive I want to boot though.
Thanks
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19 Nov 2015   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Please use this tutorial by Golden and post here.
Let us know which drive is the old Windows and which one is the new Windows install.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
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19 Nov 2015   #7
kamrot

Windows 64 bit pro
 
 

As soon as I get home I will.
Thanks
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19 Nov 2015   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Your Disk Management shot will reveal that your Active partition and the system files are on the older hard drive installation.

You should have unplugged the hard drive when you installed windows on the ssd.

We might be able to fix it, but the easiest and fastest way (for a novice) to do it, is reinstall windows on the ssd with the hard drive unplugged, it takes 15 minutes or less.

After you post the shot we will help you out.
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19 Nov 2015   #9
kamrot

Windows 64 bit pro
 
 

Will I be able to move all the data and configuration from the old drive to the new one? I mean, I already installed Windows on the new SSD.
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19 Nov 2015   #10
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Why would you want to move the data ?

The ideal approach is to have windows on the ssd, and all your data on the hard drive.

So you already installed windows on the ssd, big deal, like I said it takes 15 minutes, but this time unplug the hard drive first.

Would you please post the shot of Disk Management before you do anything else.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
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