Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

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

  1. #1

    Posts : 12
    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?


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 5,592
    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
Related Threads
Hopefully my explanation of this problem is not too confusing, this my first post. My system is a multi-boot for Win7, Win8.1 & XP. I boot into Win7 most of the time. The multi-boot is controlled via EasyBCD in Win7. My data drive is a separate disk - F. I have been running this configuration...
Hello, I'm about to take the plunge and upgrade to Win8. At present I have WIn7, with my SSD drive containing the OS and progs, and a separate hard drive with my user data on it, I would like to retain all the data on this data drive. I will do a clean install of Win8 on my SSD drive....
Solved Win8-Win7 Dual Boot in Installation & Setup
Currently I have Win8 and Win7 installed on individual drives. Would it be more advisable to install on one drive in separate partitions? Thanks, Harold
Dual Boot Win8 and Win7... in Installation & Setup
I would love to dual boot 7 and 8 on my laptop. However, my laptop has Windows 8. Is it possible if I were to partition a space and download the 7 disk? Thanks.:think:
I currently have Win7 & Win8 preview in separate partitions on the same machine. I am trying to figure out the best way to install win8 pro on my system and keep my current dual boot setup with Win 7 intact and stay legal. So....I have a 3 licence family pack of windows 7 of which I have used...
I have a 60GB SSD with Windows 7 installed, and a 1TB HDD that I intend to install Windows 8 on. My understanding of ReadyBoost is that it creates a XGB-sized file in the root of the flash drive, without disrupting any data. I believe I can create an 8-16GB RB file with no problems. Is...
Solved Dual Boot Win7 & Win8 in Installation & Setup
Is there a way to remove "Win7 Boot Manager"? Because after the 1st Boot of the Day it stops at win8 light blue screen and gives the choice, Win7 and Win8 they both work here. , But when the Computer 'Re-Boots" , It stops at "Win7 Boot Manager" but does not let me make a choice, it just times out...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook