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Windows 7: Windows 7 64 bit fresh install wrong partion.

11 Oct 2014   #1

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Windows 7 64 bit fresh install wrong partion.

I need some help because I just installed my new ssd and the system reserved partion stayed on my noraml hdd that i plan on using just for storage.

I know where I screwed up. I left the old hard drive in while i was installing the new OS so it made it the way it is now.

I really need some help, could someone explain how to move the System reserved partion to my ssd.

Here is a pick of my Disc Managment.

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12 Oct 2014   #2


Unfortunately you ran the Win7 installer from the old WIn7 instead of booting it as any OS install should be done. This locked out the letter C so that WIn7 cannot boot as C as it always will when the installer is booted. Most users don't want the OS on any but C drive.

So it would be best to start over, unplug the old drive, swap it's cable to the SSD so it is in the preferred Disk0 position, then boot the installer to do a proper Clean Install Windows 7

If you don't' mind Win7 being on E and want to stick with what you have then the easiest thing to do next is to move the Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD. Be sure to mark Active C Partition - Mark as Active

Then unplug the old HD, swap its cable to the SSD so it is now in Disk0 position and set first to boot. Test that it will boot by itself.

If so you can plug back in the other HD, mark System Reserved Inactive so it can be deleted in Disk Mgmt. Partition - Mark as Inactive
Partition or Volume - Delete
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