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Windows 7: System Disk on my Windows 7 HDD

04 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7
System Disk on my Windows 7 HDD

OK, this is probably a dumb question, but how do you make HDD a boot drive after installing Windows 7 on it. Here is the situation.

I was running XP, which booted off my Maxtor IDE HDD. I bought Windows 7 upgrade and installed it (64 bit) on my new WD Caviar SATA HDD. That all worked great, as long as I keep my old Maxtor drive attached, which I don't want as it is annoyingly LOUD. How do I get my new drive to be the bootable system disk?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Jul 2010   #2

Windows 7 Starter

When the computer boots up, there will be a screen that has the name of the company that made your computer. I.e. HP or Dell, etc. When that screen shows up, there will be a note at the bottom. It will say something similar:

F10 Boot options

It may say BIOS or a different F key. like F12.
Press that key when you see that screen to enter the BIOS.
When you enter there, select the Boot Options tab, and set the new HDD to default.
Let me know if this works for you! hope it helps!

P.S. You may have to reboot a couple of times to press the right key soon enough.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7

Thank you, but I tried this. It seems that the new HDD did not get the system boot files, so I think that is what is missing. Is there a way to put them on the disk without reformatting and re-installing?
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