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Old 08-06-2013, 11:58 PM   #1
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Default Change boot drive

Ok, so i bought an SSD yesterday, got it all set up and installed my windows 7 on it, but now when i start my PC it asks for the hard drive i would like to boot from, and instead of having to select the first one all the time (my SSD) i would like to know how to make the old HDD not even register as a boot drive. Should i just delete system32 on the old one? or the users account? please help!??!
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Old 08-07-2013, 01:17 AM   #2
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Default Re: Change boot drive

Try this:
  • Run msconfig
  • Go to System Configuration > Boot
  • Do what you need to do there
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Old 08-07-2013, 02:15 AM   #3
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Also what drive is set to boot first in the bios?
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Old 08-07-2013, 03:34 AM   #4
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dale you don't set primary boot drive from msconfig. In order for the system to read the msconfig instructions it has to boot up one of the drives. Which drive is set in the bios.
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Go in the bios and set the ssd as the boot drive.
The reason it's asking you which drive to boot from is because the system is seeing 2 fully functional OS drives. If you need to use the old drive as storage just format it.
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Old 08-07-2013, 03:42 AM   #5
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Uh, please give it a try seti, it really works. All he has to do is go to msconfig > the Boot tab; delete the boot entry that he does not want to boot from (he should see two in there at the moment); then voila, all set.
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Old 08-07-2013, 08:23 AM   #6
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When you installed Windows to the SSD, did you first disconnect the old hard drive? When installing Windows, setup looks for existing installations and if it finds one, it doesn't write a new bootloader as it already exists.
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