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Move boot loader from primary Win7 drive to secd. Win8 drv

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    Windows 7 Ultimate

    Move boot loader from primary Win7 drive to secd. Win8 drv

    I have Win8 successfully installed on a secondary single SSD drive. I want to test it, work on configuring it over time. My primary drive (2 drives on RAID 1) has Win 7 and the boot loader. If I remove my Win7 RAID array permanently, what do I have to do to boot from the Win 8 drive?


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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    Mark the Windows 8 HD Drive ACTIVE
    Partition - Mark as Active - Windows 7 Forums
    Physically disconnect the Windows 7 HD's.
    Make the Windows 8 HD/SSD, disk0 & first HD boot in BIOS.Also connected to the first Sata port on the MOBO.

    Starting 1) & down until Windows 8 boots OK.

    How to do a Automatic Repair:
    Automatic Repair - Run in Windows 8
    Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
    Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times - Windows 7 Forums

    How to do a Refresh:
    Refresh Windows 8

    Click image for larger version

    How to do a Reset
    Reset Windows 8

    Warning will not work for MOBO's with uEFI BIOS.
    UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Move boot loader from primary Win7 drive to secd. Win8 drv

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