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Windows 7: windows 7 boot from drive d: but programs run from drive c:

22 Oct 2018   #11
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

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22 Oct 2018   #12
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Please follow SIW2 instructions as he is the master for this things and has those wonderful tools.
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22 Oct 2018   #13
PaaNooS

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Use this recovery media. Boot it up.

17514x86.iso

17514x64-v8.iso

Open nt6repair ( it is on the desktop).

In the FIX OS LETTER section select the letter the of the windows partition. (That is letter of the windows partition as seen from the booted media )

Click Fix.

Job done.
But even both partitions seem to be bootable
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22 Oct 2018   #14
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

It is complicated to fix, that is why I made the program to fix it for you.
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22 Oct 2018   #15
PaaNooS

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

So, to make it clear, I'll mount this iso file to a cd, boot from this cd, run "nt6repair" and In the FIX OS LETTER section select the letter of the windows partition - in my case this letter is "D", right ? - and fix and done ? That's all ? No other click ?

And after that I'll continue to see dual boot option?
Will still be able to boot from old partition ?

It's very critical old partition remain operational because is my current windows partition
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22 Oct 2018   #16
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Not necessary letter will be "D" as Win PE can assign another letter to it.
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22 Oct 2018   #17
PaaNooS

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

And after that I'll continue to see dual boot option?
Will still be able to boot from old partition ?

It's very critical old partition remain operational because is my current windows partition
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22 Oct 2018   #18
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

It doesn't affect your dual boot in any way.
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22 Oct 2018   #19
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Because you are able to boot into windows ADMIN7 you can do it from there. You don't need to do it from winpe.

Boot into ADMIN7, then use nt6repair to point at whatever drive letter ADMIN10 shows as, then click FIX.

I have made nt6repair in executable form, so you can run it from within ADMIN7

It is compiled x86 so it is cross platform.

NT6REPAIRx86.zip


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22 Oct 2018   #20
PaaNooS

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

OK siw2. I'll try it tomorrow and write to you. It's time to bed here in Greece. Goodnight
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