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Windows 7: Change windows boot drive

30 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Change windows boot drive


Okay... the situation:

Just installed Win7 on my PC. Formatted my Vista 200gb sata drive C: and installed x64 over it. my other two drives have music files, documents etc on them. I have previously had installations of Ubuntu and the dev version of Win7 that came out some time ago.

Now, after the Win7 installation and the pc restarted I got a GRUB loader error (the boot screen for ubuntu) presumably because I deleted the ubuntu partition. So I changed the boot order to one of the smaller hard drives and Win7 loaded up. So it seems whatever it is that decides what to boot is living on one of the smaller hard drives. I want to switch it over to my main C: drive where the Win7 installation is because I no longer have any other OS on my system. I'd like to keep those drives as seperate removable devices so if windows booting up depends on one of them and I remove it then I'm screwed!

Any ideas how I can change the boot device?

Cheers! P.s. sorry for any incorrect terminology that might not make sense. I just hope you can understand me!

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30 Nov 2010   #2

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64

Is the W7 HDD installed as SATA 0 .. The first SATA port ??
When you installed W7 .. Was it the only Drive connected ??
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Nov 2010   #3

windows 7 ultimate 64bit

i think this is what you need:

MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record
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