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Windows 7: Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD

14 Feb 2012   #30
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You cn delete the Vista partition. But merging it with the blue ray will require some gymnastics you can only do with the bootable CD of Partition Wizard.

1. you delete the vista volume and partition with Disk Management to obtain unallocated space.

2. you extend the C partition to the left with Partition Wizard bootable CD

3. you shrink that larger C (with Disk Management or PW depending how much you want to shrink it).

4. you extend the blue ray to the left to the unallocated space from the shrinking of C.


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14 Mar 2012   #31
Chocka

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

I used EasyBCD 2.1.2 as mentioned by WHS (thx) After a reboot I changed the boot settings of my BIOS. F10 exit/save and the start up stays at a black screen with a white blinking cursor at the left site of my screen. Returned back to BIOS and reset boot settings. After F10 PC started W7.

I snaged my diskmanagement

What do I have to do that newly installed W7 on the SSD to be C partition instead of the K it is now? If needed I have PartitionMagic805.

If any info is missing. Please ask.
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14 Mar 2012   #32
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

1. Normally the SSD should become C when you boot from it.

2. Do you know that the bootmgr is still on your old C. I don't know how you moved the OS to the SSD, but it did not move/copy the bootmgr. And if you made a new installation, you need to disconnect disks 0 and 1 during the installation.
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15 Mar 2012   #33
Chocka

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

I didnot know what went wrong, but I Secure erased the SSD; disconnected disks 0 and 1 and re-installed a clean version of W7. Problem solved!
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15 Mar 2012   #34
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

That was the thorough way of solving the problem - LOL.
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15 Mar 2012   #35
sasha007

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

What about the System Recovery Options in the F8 menu after moving the bootmgr .?

It won't work right .?
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15 Mar 2012   #36
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sasha007 View Post
What about the System Recovery Options in the F8 menu after moving the bootmgr .?

It won't work right .?
I see no reason why it would not work. But I am not 100% sure because I never use it. I rely on my images.
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20 May 2012   #37
Amjad675

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

When i tried to do as what you showed in the picture and when i clicked PERFORM ACTION AND CLICKED NEW BOOT DRIVE AS C:\ it says..

An attempt was made to change the boot partition into a logical drive which is not allowed. The boot partition must be a primary partition.
Please either select a different drive or convert the selected partition to primary first, then try again.

Please help me to do this...
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21 May 2012   #38
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The easiest is to use the bootable CD of Partition Wizard. Highlight the partition, then go to the Partiition tab > Modify.
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13 Jun 2012   #39
ciarals

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi guys! I'm new here. I'm a user of Windows 7 but my question is not about 7... So sorry if I'm out of thread.

My girl's PC has these configuration: 1 Primary Partition with WinVista (C), 1 partition with XP (D) and 1 only data partition (G).

I'd like to format C, add this unallocated space to D and change drive letter of D to C: is it possibile?
If I'm not wrong, first I have to use EasyBCD to move the Primary Boot to D, than I can do all I said. I think I'll use GParted for all the next tasks, as I always gone well with it.

Am I doing something wrong? Thank you very much for your help.
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