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  1. #11


    BELGIUM
    Posts : 503
    WINDOWS 8.1 x64


    2. Somehow that W8 bootmgr must have connected to the W7 bootmgr. What is strange though that W7 would not boot when the eSata was disconnected. So the question is what is chicken and what is egg.

    WHS,


    Not somehow, but why is the question. Windows, if already having a OS on any drive, will use the bootmgr on the drive having a bootmgr installed. So installing a second OS, you will still need the other drive. i feel the bootmgr should be installed on both drives, so removing a drive then fhe other dive can still boot. That way you would always have a bootmgr on any drive.

    As long as you use one disk you are fine......but that does not help much.

    So why is Microsoft not doing this?


    Jeff

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  2. #12


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Good question. I would expected it to either use the bootmgr of Win7 and add Win8 there or establish a new bootmgr for Win8 on the eSata. What struck me though is that it needed the eSata to boot Win7 from the SSD. I wonder what the connection is.
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  3. #13


    BELGIUM
    Posts : 503
    WINDOWS 8.1 x64


    I have the same problem, installed Win7 on a internal SSD, in order to be able to install Win8 on my Revo 3 X2, so now i Always need the internal SSD to boot.

    Wish i could change that.

    Jeff
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