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Windows 7: how can i make my other partition bootable?

23 Feb 2011   #1

how can i make my other partition bootable?

how can i make my other partition bootable using easybcd?

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23 Feb 2011   #2
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Before we make any specific recommendations will you please post a snip/screen-shot of the entire disk management drive map with a full description as to which drive/partition is which, so we can see what you have going on as there may be a fairly simple way to resolve the situation.

In the Windows start menu right click computer and click manage, in the left pane of the "Computer Management" window that opens click disk management and post a snip of that.

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My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Feb 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64

What is it you are trying to do?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

23 Feb 2011   #4


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i am trying to make hd's F: drive bootable.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Feb 2011   #5


Have you already installed another OS to F which you need to add to a Dual Boot menu?

Why else would you want to make it bootable? You need to be more explicit.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Feb 2011   #6


hello gregrocker.

basically, i have two machines right now.

one machine support usb bootable device and

other doesnt support usb bootable devices nor support bootable dvd.

I have once copied the win7 ISO from my friend's machine through his dvd rom into my usb.

After than i copied it into my both machines.

One is for making usb bootable and other machine doesn't have any support with usb botting nor dvd booting.

So that's why i am trying to make my HD's F: drive bottable for the 2nd machine.

Please ask for more details . I am here.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Feb 2011   #7


For what purpose do you want to make it bootable? You can run the Setup file from the existing OS to in-place Upgrade or Clean Install Win7 to that machine without having to boot it.

A Logical partition cannot be made bootable, but you really don't need to make it bootable to contain the install files and run them from the existing OS to install Win7 over itself or to another partition.

What is your exact goal?

I have also never heard of a machine that has neither support to boot a DVD or to boot a USB flash stick. What is the exact problem with these functions?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Feb 2011   #8


my machine doesnt support booting/startup from win7 bootable dvd not usb.

We have tried alot on it but it doesnt support.

I had been making bootable HD's drive through BCDEDIT.

CANT I use easybcd? I dont have too much space in my HDs. there is no other option except it.

please read my below post.

boot from drives and format
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Feb 2011   #9


The answer is the same as before:

Copy your Win7 DVD files to another partition besides C.

From the Desktop, rightlclick on Setup file to Run as Adminstrator.

Select Custom Intsall, install to C and it will overwrite the current OS.

Be sure to back up your files first.

If you want to format C or repartition your HD, you'll need to make the flash stick bootable.

What is your exact problem with doing these things? Please explain.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Feb 2011   #10


i have no space in C: drive and there is no option to overwrite. it show a message you dont have a succifient space in this drive.

Now my this machine doesn't support booting win7 through usb nor dvd except of bootable drives.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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