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August 5, 2014 6:41:39 PM

hey guys! I recently upgraded my Motherboard, RAM, and CPU, so obviously I had to reinstall windows. I did, however, install windows to a secondary hard drive. I was wondering if it would be possible for me to install the drivers to the first hard drive so that I could boot that one up? I just would prefer to not have to go through the hassle of updating my registry and creating new shortcuts to a non OS hard drive. Also, if it is not possible to get my first HDD bootable is there an efficient way to do the latter? Thank you!

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August 5, 2014 6:46:33 PM

Entirely unsure of what you are actually asking.

The drivers? For the GPU/Audio/motherboard?
Those have little to do with what drive it boots from.

What are you actually trying to do, and how is the system configured now?
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August 5, 2014 6:47:30 PM

just try to move the c dirve or whatever its called to the other drive. Or uninstall and try to reinstall.
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August 5, 2014 6:51:57 PM

Are you running two operating systems? One for each drive?
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August 5, 2014 7:20:08 PM

I'm sorry if my original post was confusing. I am currently running two operating systems, yes. I would like to be able to boot from the original hard drive, but my hardware is too different now for it to be able to boot. I was assuming that I'd need to install chipset/motherboard drivers for it to be able to do so.
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August 5, 2014 7:22:24 PM

finininalie said:
I'm sorry if my original post was confusing. I am currently running two operating systems, yes. I would like to be able to boot from the original hard drive, but my hardware is too different now for it to be able to boot. I was assuming that I'd need to install chipset/motherboard drivers for it to be able to do so.


It installed, but won't boot? Generally, a Windows install will boot with a minimal set of default drivers.
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August 5, 2014 7:32:26 PM

Do you have them both installed? Also, are you changing the boot device in bios?
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August 5, 2014 7:33:36 PM

USAFRet said:
Entirely unsure of what you are actually asking.

The drivers? For the GPU/Audio/motherboard?
Those have little to do with what drive it boots from.

What are you actually trying to do, and how is the system configured now?


USAFRet said:
finininalie said:
I'm sorry if my original post was confusing. I am currently running two operating systems, yes. I would like to be able to boot from the original hard drive, but my hardware is too different now for it to be able to boot. I was assuming that I'd need to install chipset/motherboard drivers for it to be able to do so.


It installed, but won't boot? Generally, a Windows install will boot with a minimal set of default drivers.


I'm talking about the one I used initially before I upgraded my components! It is often necessary to reinstall windows after upgrading important components. Basically Windows won't boot on the first hard drive because it is now being recognized as a different computer. I only have Windows installed on the second hard drive because the first one would no longer boot when I changed motherboards/cpu/ram. I would like to use the first hard drive again because everything is already installed and set up to my liking on that one.
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August 5, 2014 7:38:40 PM

finininalie said:
USAFRet said:
Entirely unsure of what you are actually asking.

The drivers? For the GPU/Audio/motherboard?
Those have little to do with what drive it boots from.

What are you actually trying to do, and how is the system configured now?


USAFRet said:
finininalie said:
I'm sorry if my original post was confusing. I am currently running two operating systems, yes. I would like to be able to boot from the original hard drive, but my hardware is too different now for it to be able to boot. I was assuming that I'd need to install chipset/motherboard drivers for it to be able to do so.


It installed, but won't boot? Generally, a Windows install will boot with a minimal set of default drivers.


I'm talking about the one I used initially before I upgraded my components! It is often necessary to reinstall windows after upgrading important components. Basically Windows won't boot on the first hard drive because it is now being recognized as a different computer. I only have Windows installed on the second hard drive because the first one would no longer boot when I changed motherboards/cpu/ram. I would like to use the first hard drive again because everything is already installed and set up to my liking on that one.


so the first hdd doesnt have windows have you tried moving it on thier or trying to install it on the first hdd.
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August 5, 2014 7:40:50 PM

Try only having the initial drive installed and boot to your windows disk. Then try startup repair.

Nevermind... You cant do this. I see you only have windows on the second drive. Only way to get windows on this one is to remove the second and fresh install windows on it.
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August 5, 2014 7:49:10 PM

finininalie said:
USAFRet said:
Entirely unsure of what you are actually asking.

The drivers? For the GPU/Audio/motherboard?
Those have little to do with what drive it boots from.

What are you actually trying to do, and how is the system configured now?


USAFRet said:
finininalie said:
I'm sorry if my original post was confusing. I am currently running two operating systems, yes. I would like to be able to boot from the original hard drive, but my hardware is too different now for it to be able to boot. I was assuming that I'd need to install chipset/motherboard drivers for it to be able to do so.


It installed, but won't boot? Generally, a Windows install will boot with a minimal set of default drivers.


I'm talking about the one I used initially before I upgraded my components! It is often necessary to reinstall windows after upgrading important components. Basically Windows won't boot on the first hard drive because it is now being recognized as a different computer. I only have Windows installed on the second hard drive because the first one would no longer boot when I changed motherboards/cpu/ram. I would like to use the first hard drive again because everything is already installed and set up to my liking on that one.


So:
You changed hardware, and the old Win install won't boot. That is quite often the result.
Then, you installed an OS on a secondary drive.
And you want to somehow alter the original install to actually work with the new hardware.

Unfortunately, it does not work like that.
Bite the bullet and reinstall your applications.
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August 5, 2014 7:51:01 PM

yeah just back up your applications to skydrive,google drive, or usb then reinstall.
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August 5, 2014 7:58:51 PM

Nice driver badge! I hope im not breaking rules by doing this but could you check out my issue for me? http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2248785/bsod-rel...



USAFRet said:
finininalie said:
USAFRet said:
Entirely unsure of what you are actually asking.

The drivers? For the GPU/Audio/motherboard?
Those have little to do with what drive it boots from.

What are you actually trying to do, and how is the system configured now?


USAFRet said:
finininalie said:
I'm sorry if my original post was confusing. I am currently running two operating systems, yes. I would like to be able to boot from the original hard drive, but my hardware is too different now for it to be able to boot. I was assuming that I'd need to install chipset/motherboard drivers for it to be able to do so.


It installed, but won't boot? Generally, a Windows install will boot with a minimal set of default drivers.


I'm talking about the one I used initially before I upgraded my components! It is often necessary to reinstall windows after upgrading important components. Basically Windows won't boot on the first hard drive because it is now being recognized as a different computer. I only have Windows installed on the second hard drive because the first one would no longer boot when I changed motherboards/cpu/ram. I would like to use the first hard drive again because everything is already installed and set up to my liking on that one.


So:
You changed hardware, and the old Win install won't boot. That is quite often the result.
Then, you installed an OS on a secondary drive.
And you want to somehow alter the original install to actually work with the new hardware.

Unfortunately, it does not work like that.
Bite the bullet and reinstall your applications.

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