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Windows 7: Moving system reserved to C: (from F)

28 Apr 2016   #1
AN94BALLER

windows 7 64 ultimate
 
 
Moving system reserved to C: (from F)

I have a bit of trouble here trying to move system reserved (F) to (C), so that my OS can operate independently without the need of the other partition.

Tried using BCDboot/easybcd, but if I remove the hdd which has the system reserved, windows wouldn't boot.

Here is a screenshot of disk manager:
http://i.imgur.com/KX0uEqM.png

Moving system reserved to C: (from F)-kx0ueqm.png

Thanks in advance

W7 x64 ultimate english

Drive letter F is manually assigned




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28 Apr 2016   #2
derekimo

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Welcome to the forum,

Since you already have easy BCD, try changing the cables on the Disk 0 and Disk 2 so C: is the first drive.

Then change boot drive following these instructions,

https://neosmart.net/wiki/easybcd/ba...oot-partition/

Which clearly point out that you need to make the new boot drive before the other one in the BIOS,

Quote:
If the partition which is to take over control of the boot is on a different HDD from the current boot partition, you will also need to change your BIOS to put the new drive before the old one in the boot sequence, otherwise the old (untouched) boot files will continue to be in control. This obviously does not apply if the two partitions share a HDD. The switch of the “active” status will do everything needed in that case.
You want your boot drive to be in the top (Disk 0) position anyway, so changing the cables to fix that would be the first move.
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28 Apr 2016   #3
AN94BALLER

windows 7 64 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Welcome to the forum,

Since you already have easy BCD, try changing the cables on the Disk 0 and Disk 2 so C: is the first drive.

Then change boot drive following these instructions,

https://neosmart.net/wiki/easybcd/ba...oot-partition/

Which clearly point out that you need to make the new boot drive before the other one in the BIOS,

Quote:
If the partition which is to take over control of the boot is on a different HDD from the current boot partition, you will also need to change your BIOS to put the new drive before the old one in the boot sequence, otherwise the old (untouched) boot files will continue to be in control. This obviously does not apply if the two partitions share a HDD. The switch of the “active” status will do everything needed in that case.
You want your boot drive to be in the top (Disk 0) position anyway, so changing the cables to fix that would be the first move.

Hi,

the SSD listed on my system specs is a M.2 SSD, it's not possible to switch cables / ports with the 2.5" SATA HDDs.

Edit: says bcd on either drive is corrupt right now
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28 Apr 2016   #4
derekimo

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Sorry, I missed that in your specs. Well making it first priority is necessary for those instructions.

Since you already moved it, try running startup repair up to three times with boots in between to get the system flag to stick on your m.2.

Startup Repair

Unplug that drive with the current system reserved while you do that.
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28 Apr 2016   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Just curious why does system reserved have a drive letter ?
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
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28 Apr 2016   #6
AN94BALLER

windows 7 64 ultimate
 
 

I have Win7 iso on usb stick (rufus)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Just curious why does system reserved have a drive letter ?
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
I read in this forum that you can use a command prompt to move a partition, but the partition had to have a drive letter. I assigned it, but removed it afterwards when the method doesn't work.

How do I move System Reserve partition to system partiton C:
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29 Apr 2016   #7
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Thanks Derek is a lot better at this
But seems C has everything on it now to boot
Just create a system image of C and restore it to disk 0
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29 Apr 2016   #8
AN94BALLER

windows 7 64 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Thanks Derek is a lot better at this
But seems C has everything on it now to boot
Just create a system image of C and restore it to disk 0
How do I do that? I only have usb (rufus win7), the computer only come with COA and no win7 disc.
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29 Apr 2016   #9
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
You can use Macrium reflect to do it easily just delete the extra E partition so only F is there on the m.2
You can place the image on disk1 just make a folder there ad point reflect to it,

You will have to create a WinPE cd just a regular cd-r or what ever you have it is small 500mb
Then after creating the image verify the image boot to the WinPE cd and point it to the disk1 folder you made with the image in it
Imaging with free Macrium

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29 Apr 2016   #10
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

C: doesn't have the system flag though, that's on the F: right now.

I think just keeping the M.2 as first priority and unplugging the Disk 0 to prevent the system flag from being put there.

Then the 3 startup repairs would be enough.

There is an option on the installer to repair your computer, you can get to the startup repair from there.
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