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HDD with failed OS booting over new Windows 8 HDD

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Last response: in Windows 8
October 9, 2013 3:30:04 AM

Hello and thank you for your time,

For some reason or another windows crashed on me so rather than pay for an iffy repair I have moved on to windows 8 installing it on a new HDD. I had thought I moved this HDD up in the boot order properly, but to my vexation when I have the old HDD (containing the failed windows operating system) plugged in that is what boots; rather than my clean new windows 8 on my new HDD.

Why is this happening and is there a fix? I may be able to hook the HDD up via external USB connection but I would rather not have to resort to that.

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October 9, 2013 12:40:33 PM

Unplug the HDD with failed windows, and do a clean install of WIN 8 on the new HDD. Then plug back the old HDD. It should solve the problem.
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