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Windows 7: Boot issues

28 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Boot issues

Here's my setup:

Corrupt Vista install on Primary HD
Win 7 (and soon to be Linux and maybe XP) on a second.

I want to be able to take out the primary hd to move it to a NAS unit and just have the second hd in. Problem is, the current bootloader is on the Vista drive. I need to know if there is a way to move this to the Win 7 HD without having to reinstall Win 7 at this time, though I know I will have to when it is released.

Hopefully this is possible. Can anyone help me out?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Aug 2009   #2

windows 7

remove the primary hard drive and boot from windows 7 dvd and launch start up repair.

Everything will be fine :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Aug 2009   #3

XP_Pro, W7_7201, W7RC.vhd, SciLinux5.3, Fedora12, Fedora9_2x, OpenSolaris_09-06

Please post results....

Most don't...
My System SpecsSystem Spec

29 Aug 2009   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

At first, the Windows 7 recovery couldn't see my Windows 7 install, so something else was going on.

I used EasyBCD to write the mbr to the drive I wanted to keep in the system and checked it in Disk Management. The Win 7 partition now said that it was the boot partition, but still not system. I rebooted to the install dvd and entered the recovery options. This time it did see the windows 7 partition, so I shut down and removed the Vista hard drive. Booted back to the Win 7 dvd and ran the startup repair (which literally ran for about 10 seconds), rebooted and everything works now.

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Aug 2009   #5

Win 8 Release candidate 8400

Glad you got it fixed
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