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    Windows 7 Ultimate x86 Retail
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    Install


    I have Windows 7 installed across two disks, alongside XP. The primary SATA is XP (80GB) & secondary 7. However 7 seems to have it bootloader installed on the first disk (XP) & I want to remove & replace with an SSD.

    I need to have the 7 volume boot under it's own steam before cloning.

    I tried disconnecting the 80GB XP volume & running the three boot.rec commands. However /fixboot returns error & will not rebuild. Within disk management there is no boot volume on either disk.

    If 7 is dependant on two disks being present, then it is twice as likely to keel over? What am I missing? Do I have to fresh install? Would EasyBCD work where install disk failed?

    Last edited by fleamour; 27 Jun 2014 at 12:56.
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    Try Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD.

    C must be marked Active first in Disk Mgmt. After moving confirm C is System Active and then set it first HD to boot in BIOS setup.

    If 7 then boots you can boot XP using one time BIOS Boot Menu key or mark Inactive to delete in Disk Mgmt. Partition - Mark as Inactive
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