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Three steps to heaven?

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    Three steps to heaven?


    Hi All,

    Normally I would just blast ahead with this and "damn the torpedoes" but with a head thick with cold I'm happy to ask for advice.

    I've got Win7 64 bit running fine on an SSD (see screenshots below), and Win 8 Pro 64 Bit in a partition on HDD also running fine. Vista 64 Bit is on the same HDD as Win 8 and is the licence I need to "lose" to comply with the Eula.

    Step 1 - BCDEDIT shows the Bootmgr in F: (Windows Vista) and I would like to move it to C: Win 7. I have EasyBCD 2.2 - if I use that to "move" the bootmgr to the SSD do I have to do anything else? e.g. reorder the Physical Disks on Mobo, or BIOS?

    Step 2 - Delete Vista Partition and Boot entry.

    Step 3 - Install second SSD and move Win8 partition to it (I've reduced it's size to less than 128Gb) using Paragon 12 (I have Paragon 11 - would that do the trick?)

    I'm only on Sata 2, BTW and UEFI etc are for the future!

    Any ideas & comments etc?

    Regards

    Robin
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    After moving the boot files to Windows 7 C:, remove Disk 0 (Vista & Windows8).
    Make sure Windows 7 will boot OK.
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    Then?
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    Your step 3. but install to a USB Drvice for cloning.

    Make Windows 7 HDD Drive, disk 0
    Windows 8 HDD Drive, disk 1.
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    Win 7 is on the SSD Disk 1. I have a second SSD (not installed) to take the Win 8 I've got already up and running.

    I don't need to "install" anything.

    Do you mean switch cables around? Change things in the BIOS?
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    The boot drive is best as Disk 0.
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    Aha - I see now - could be fun re-jigging the inside of the PC but I'll wait a little (howling gale here and power goes on & off a lot. Don't trust the UPSs to run long enough to complete operations!).

    Thanks

    Robin
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    Good luck!!
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    Thanks! I'll have to get the thing out from under the desk and rip bits here and there as my bones won't stand lying down that long....!!
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