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Windows 7: How to remove Windows 7 from another hard drive?


27 Feb 2010   #11

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27 Feb 2010   #12

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1)Copy the boot files from your old HD to your new HD.

2) Remove old Hd.

3) Do a startup-repair.
You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.

Startup Repair

Make your New HD disk0.
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27 Feb 2010   #13

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Which files are the boot files?
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27 Feb 2010   #14

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by exia View Post
Which files are the boot files?
Look at post 7.
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28 Feb 2010   #15
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Boot into your D drive and mark C drive active in Disk management, shut down.

Unplug D drive and plug its cable into C drive, or change C drive to first HD to boot in BIOS setup, after DVD drive.

Now boot Windows 7 DVD, select Repair console on second screen, click through to Recovery Tools list to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots, as it will attempt to repair before rewriting MBR to C.

Once Windows 7 starts independently on C, you can plug D back in to delete and format in Disk Mgmt or using 3rd party partition manager like Partition Wizard CD.
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