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Windows 7: Cannot create system partition.

16 Jul 2011   #21
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Well done.

Why don't you use the BIOS one-time boot menu to select which OS/HDD to start when the PC is booted, set the OS/HDD you want as default and when you want to start the other boot and select that OS/SSD using the BIOS one-time boot menu.

That way Grub is not needed at all and can't cause errors
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16 Jul 2011   #22


I'll give that a try.
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16 Jul 2011   #23


Did you read what I wrote here?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Unplug the separate HD Disk0, move it's cable to the Win7 target HD so it becomes Win7 install target HD.

Make sure it is still set as first HD to boot in BIOS setup, after DVD drive.

Later after install plug back in other HD, boot it using one-time BIOS Boot Menu key at avoid having to use GRUB on Win7.
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17 Jul 2011   #24


I like GRUB. It's on the SSD and has an entry for the Windows 7 drive.
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