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Windows 7: Installed system reserved on wrong hard drive. Can it be moved?

24 Jun 2016   #1
Harlem

Windows 7 Home 64-Bit
 
 
Installed system reserved on wrong hard drive. Can it be moved?

Hi guys. I got a new PC today with an SSD and HDD.
I didn't realise that the SSD was plugged in as DISK 1 and I installed windows on this drive.

Now I have realised my mistake and swapped the hard drives within the PC, so the SSD is now showing as Disk 0, but the system reserved is still installed on the HDD.

I want to format the HDD, so I can format it to use the full 3TB as it was only allowing 2TB to be used.
I can't do this as the system reserve is on that hard drive, so is this possible?
Thanks




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24 Jun 2016   #2
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Your easiest way to fix this is to move (copy) the bootmgr to C using this tutorial:
Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD

This won't create a System Reserved partition on Disk 0, and that is not a problem.
The boot code can be on the C drive, no need for a System Reserved partition.
The boot code will be copied to C, and it will be the Active, System, Boot drive.

After you do the "move", disconnect Disk 1 and make sure the PC boots ok.
If that works, initialize the 3TB as GPT and create a partition.
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24 Jun 2016   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
Your easiest way to fix this is to move (copy) the bootmgr to C using this tutorial:
Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD

This won't create a System Reserved partition on Disk 0, and that is not a problem.
The boot code can be on the C drive, no need for a System Reserved partition.
The boot code will be copied to C, and it will be the Active, System, Boot drive.

After you do the "move", disconnect Disk 1 and make sure the PC boots ok.
If that works, initialize the 3TB as GPT and create a partition.
I agree with DavidE.
Good answer to the problem.

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24 Jun 2016   #4
Harlem

Windows 7 Home 64-Bit
 
 

Thank you David. Sorted it very easy and quickly
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24 Jun 2016   #5
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

You're welcome and glad to see you got it fixed !
Good work by you

If you want, post a new DM screen print so we can see everything looks good.
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