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Windows 7: Changing the "System" Drive to C:

01 Jan 2010   #1
RiGu

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Changing the "System" Drive to C:

Hello,

What would be the easiest way to change my "System" - drive to C: ?

When I look at Disk Management the (Disk 0) WIN7 Drive (C says (Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partition) but not System.

the (Disk 1) (System) drive is F:

How could I change it to the (Disk 0) C: drive ?


Kind Regards,
Riku

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01 Jan 2010   #2
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Download and install Easybcd 2.0 on 7.

[You may not host or mirror these files anywhere! EasyBCD 2.0 Beta Builds - The NeoSmart Forums ]

Click Useful Utilities.Dot Change Boot Drive. Click Rescue My System.

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In the drop down select C. Then Click OK.

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Change Bios boot order so Disk 0 is first in HD boot order ( or swap the Sata cables)

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02 Jan 2010   #3
RiGu

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the tip SIW2, but the program you recommended doesn't work.

Always gives the same error message, even in safe mode.

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02 Jan 2010   #4
fireberd

Windows 7/10 64 bit
 
 

I asked about changing the drive letter, about a month ago, as Win 7 installed on my Drive "E". From the discussion on the subject the only way would be to do a clean reinstall and ensure that the drive you want to install the OS on is (temporarily) the only drive installed. That will force Win 7 to install on the "C" drive.
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02 Jan 2010   #5
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

That's interesting - it might be having trouble with the Dynamic Disk.

You will have to do it manually .

It's pretty easy:

Open Easybcd, click Useful Utilities, then click Easybcd Power Console.

A command window opens.

Type: ( press Enter after each line )

bcdboot c:\windows /s c:

bootsect /nt60 c: /mbr

Then close power console and easybcd.

Open an elevated command and type: (press Enter after each line)

Diskpart

sel vol c

act

exi.

Then close command window.

Go into bios and set the 7 HD first in bios HD boot order.Or swap the cables leading from the mobo to the hard drives.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RiGu View Post
Thanks for the tip SIW2, but the program you recommended doesn't work.

Always gives the same error message, even in safe mode.

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02 Jan 2010   #6
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

After you've done that . I recommend converting the Dynamic disk back to a Basic disk.

Use this - it's free:

Free Partition Wizard

Convert Dynamic Disk to Basic Disk
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