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Moving Win 7 to another drive

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Mark, Feb 6, 2010.

  1. Mark

    Mark Flightless Bird

    Currently I'm dual booting Vista and 7. Vista is on drive C and 7 is on
    drive D. I have an Acronis image of 7. What I'd like to do is format D and
    install the Acronis image on C overwriting Vista. From what I've read,
    because I installed 7 after Vista, Vista holds the boot instructions. Is
    there a way I can do this without having to do a fresh install of 7?
     
  2. Gordon

    Gordon Flightless Bird

    "Mark" <balrog@castaway.net> wrote in message
    news:3tKdnbuvhY2BMvDWnZ2dnUVZ_vSdnZ2d@giganews.com...
    > Currently I'm dual booting Vista and 7. Vista is on drive C and 7 is on
    > drive D. I have an Acronis image of 7. What I'd like to do is format D
    > and install the Acronis image on C overwriting Vista. From what I've
    > read, because I installed 7 after Vista, Vista holds the boot
    > instructions. Is there a way I can do this without having to do a fresh
    > install of 7?
    >
    >
    >


    You could boot from the 7 DVD and do a startup repair...
     
  3. Mark

    Mark Flightless Bird

    "Gordon" <gordonbparker@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:hkkb5k$nfd$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >
    > "Mark" <balrog@castaway.net> wrote in message
    > news:3tKdnbuvhY2BMvDWnZ2dnUVZ_vSdnZ2d@giganews.com...
    >> Currently I'm dual booting Vista and 7. Vista is on drive C and 7 is on
    >> drive D. I have an Acronis image of 7. What I'd like to do is format D
    >> and install the Acronis image on C overwriting Vista. From what I've
    >> read, because I installed 7 after Vista, Vista holds the boot
    >> instructions. Is there a way I can do this without having to do a fresh
    >> install of 7?
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >
    > You could boot from the 7 DVD and do a startup repair...


    ....and that would take care of the boot problem? Could I also use the
    startup/repair disk?
     
  4. Conor

    Conor Flightless Bird

    In article <CtmdnRyKvaKGLPDWnZ2dnUVZ_vydnZ2d@giganews.com>, Mark says...
    >
    > "Gordon" <gordonbparker@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > news:hkkb5k$nfd$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > >
    > > "Mark" <balrog@castaway.net> wrote in message
    > > news:3tKdnbuvhY2BMvDWnZ2dnUVZ_vSdnZ2d@giganews.com...
    > >> Currently I'm dual booting Vista and 7. Vista is on drive C and 7 is on
    > >> drive D. I have an Acronis image of 7. What I'd like to do is format D
    > >> and install the Acronis image on C overwriting Vista. From what I've
    > >> read, because I installed 7 after Vista, Vista holds the boot
    > >> instructions. Is there a way I can do this without having to do a fresh
    > >> install of 7?
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>

    > >
    > > You could boot from the 7 DVD and do a startup repair...

    >
    > ...and that would take care of the boot problem? Could I also use the
    > startup/repair disk?


    The only other problem would be that you end up with the entire disk as
    drive letter D: or nothing working if its assigned C: because all
    registry entries would be referring to D:

    --
    Conor

    I'm not prejudiced. I hate everybody equally.
     

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