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How to move Boot folder

Last response: in Windows 7
June 15, 2011 10:10:12 AM

I have two drives in my PC.
Win7 on C:
And on D: Boot folder

I want to replace D: with larger drive.
But. It seems I cannot do this without re-installing WIN7 on C: again to resolve the bootmanager issue.

Any ideas ?

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June 15, 2011 1:45:08 PM

just image the drive you want to replace to the new larger one with a program like Acronis or any other partition imaging software.
then when your system reboots it will work as normal but have all that extra new space.
June 25, 2011 7:30:50 AM

Maybe my original question wasnt clear.
The disk in question was originally an XP system disk, and I was booting from the other disk with Win 7 installed.
I did physically replace the drive (old XP), but because it had the "boot" folder etc on it, the PC would not boot into Windows.

Issue resolved by booting from CD and installing Win 7 on new disk.

Oh boy wish it was as easy as it used to be in VMS :bounce: 

But thanks for the replies.
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July 5, 2011 9:13:26 AM

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July 5, 2011 10:03:04 PM

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