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Windows 7: Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD

22 Apr 2015   #130
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Thank you guys anyhow. It's always good to be on alert.

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22 Apr 2015   #131
Microsoft MVP


OK, so you did update it. Thanks. I like that link better and will use it from now on since mine became complicated: EasyBCD (click Download - no Name or Email required)
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14 Aug 2015   #132

Windows7 64 bit

Can I do this in reverse ei. create a new partition for use as system reserved, then move my boot-loader to that partition? the reason I want to do this is because upgrading to Win 10 requires a system reserved partition which I don't have; my boot-loader is already on C:
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27 Dec 2015   #133

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Greg, that version is on Major Geeks too Download EasyBCD - MajorGeeks
File not found is all i come up with
The only version MajorGeeks has is an old one 1.52
Download EasyBCD 1.52 - MajorGeeks

It's that or Grego's link for 2.3
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27 Dec 2015   #134

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider

It was there 8 months ago when the link was posted.
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27 Dec 2015   #135

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Yea I realize that I was giving Wolfgang a heads up he just posted a link to the tutorial
Only Greg's link still works.
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04 Feb 2016   #136
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

I fixed the EasyBCD link in the tut - and here it is again.

Download EasyBCD - MajorGeeks
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19 May 2016   #137

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
Trying to Move to C:\ with EasyBCD

Hello, This is my first post here. I found your site by googling how to move a bootmgr. I read several pages of this thread: Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD; then I followed the simple instructions and when I rebooted I got the error: "An operating system wasn't found. Try disconnecting any drives that don't contain an operating system."

Note that I am trying to move my Bootmgr from the 100MB system Partition to my C: drive where Windows 7 resides. I placed most of my computer specs under my UserCP. I am including an image of my Computer Management screen.

I have tried several things, but EasyBCD actually moved a BCD file into my C:\Boot folder. I am curious as to whether or not that should be the only file in that folder or not.

My ultimate goal is to remove the 100MB system Partition so that I can dual boot a Windows 7 x64 with my 32 bit version. I have plenty of programs on my computer now and I don't want to take all the time to reinstall them all, so I will just use my 32 bit version as I migrate over to a 64 bit version of Windows 7; plus I like the bonus of being able to access all of my other files without moving everything.

I actually did try unplugging my external USB drive, but that still left me with an E: and F: partition which as you can see are both just logical drives on my Disk 0.

Note that when I do attempt to boot from my c: drive and can't, I just use my Acronis boot disk and change the system partition back to active again and I can boot fine...

I have been wondering if someone has an exact list of files that Windows 7 needs in it's root directory to boot and what if any other files have to be in the boot folder. If these were restored, I am pretty sure I could get this to work.

The more I think about it, the more I think this is in the wrong place...

OK! Now I am getting somewhere!!!

I deactivated the system partition by making the c: partition active, and then ran sfc /scannow. I rebooted and then then windows opened up! I checked Computer Management and saw that the C: partition is activated! So now I will proceed to attempt to delete the system partition! I think it important to note that before I ran sfc that I had at that point activated the C: partition so that any repairs made would do it in such a way as to "repair" the c: partition's bootmgr.

I deleted the system partition and rebooted! Everything is working great! I think that sfc used in this way may help a lot of people out having this same problem.

Well, it is fixed now, but I am going to do some upgrades on my computer so it will last another year or so. By that time I will have more than a new computer case for my new and very expensive build that I am doing. I will probably be back for help with that in the future...

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27 Oct 2016   #138

Windows 10 Home 32bit

I have Dual boot on my laptop, but it's set up weird. My primary OS is on my D: drive (Windows 10) and the one I want to get rid of (Vista) is on my C: drive. What would I do in this case?
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22 May 2017   #139

Win7 & Win10 both Pro x64 Dual Boot

Would this work with dual boot Win 7 & 10 which both use system reserved to boot on a solid state drive with 4 partitions. Would I need to use easy bcd for each op system, Win 7 (c) & Win 10 (D) or am I better off leaving it as it is? at present Im ending up with 3 backups

1. Win 7
2. Win 10
3.Sys reserved

Thank you
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