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

27 Feb 2010   #11
exia

Windows 7 x64
 
 




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27 Feb 2010   #12
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

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
exia

Windows 7 x64
 
 

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

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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
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

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 Win7 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 Win7 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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