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Windows 7: Need Pro, Partition problems!

23 Mar 2010   #11
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You can make a Repair CD which includes all of the Recovery Tools in the Backup Center.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Mar 2010   #12

Windows 7 x64

I always like to put the boot files on the Win 7 partition and then set it to active before I delete anything. This way I can always go back if something goes wrong.

To add boot files to the Win 7 partition, use the letter of the Win 7 partition and open an administrative command prompt. Type the following and hit enter after and wait for a response.

bcdboot D:\Windows /s D:

Then use Disk Management to set the Win 7 partition active. You should be able to reboot and show the Win 7 partition as system.

The fact you show D: for your booted OS may cause problems if your registry shows D: for all your programs. Normally the booted OS shows as C:, but I could be wrong about this since both partitions are on the same drive.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Mar 2010   #13

Windows 7 Professional

I just finished moving my dual boot (vista & 7) to just 7. 7 was on the 2nd partition of the same drive.

I first imaged the complete drive and all partitions with disk wizard (seagate utility (free), made by acronis but the free version only works if you have at least one seagate drive in your rig)

I used partition wizard to delete all partitions on the 1st drive. Then used seagate disk wizard to restore the 7 partition image which used to be the second partition, to the clean hard drive. Setting the partition as primary & active.

Ran the 7 install dvd to let it repair the boot sector and boot manager.

All is good.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

30 Mar 2010   #14

Windows 10 Pro x64

just wondering... microwilly did it work? slightly disturbed by the lack of feedback
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