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Windows 7: is there a way to manage boot manager,make os unaware

25 Oct 2009   #1
webtax

xp and seven
 
 
is there a way to manage boot manager,make os unaware

heya

i always like o keep two OSes, each in one of my two hardisk. I keep them separated, and access them by pressing F11 at Bios boot. This way, whenever i want i can wipe out any OS and access the other one without problems.

but now i dont have an optical drive anymore, so i tried installing Seven from Xp, by mounting the ISO, but it installed the boot manager in XP partition so now Seven depends on that partition.

Is there a way that i can, after installed, make Seven only use his own hard drive/partition to boot?


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25 Oct 2009   #2
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

YES.

Make sure 7 partition is marked Active.

Open an elevated cmd prompt and type: (Replace c with the 7 drive letter as seen when in 7 )

bcdboot c:\windows /s c:

Then press enter.

put 7 dvd in the drive and type:

yourdvdriveletter:\boot\bootsect.exe /nt60 c: /mbr

then press enter

yourdvdriveletter:\boot\bootsect.exe /nt52 yourXPdriveletter_as_seen_by_7:

then press enter
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25 Oct 2009   #3
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

If you tell me the drive letters as seen when in 7 - or better yet, post a screenshot of Disk Management window - I can give the exact commands - then just copy and paste .

https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...en-forums.html
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25 Oct 2009   #4
webtax

xp and seven
 
 

this is useful , i did found in the meantime the bootsect utility, but missed the /mbr

thanks!
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25 Oct 2009   #5
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You're welcome.
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