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Moving the Master Boot Record

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Old 02-06-2007
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Moving the Master Boot Record
My friend installed Vista on a seperate HDD in his computer, and now he has
two installations - the XP on and the Vista one. He wants to remove the XP
HDD - but can't because the boot records are on that disk.

He asked me how to put the boot information onto the newer HDD (the Vista
one) but I don't know the answer.

Hoping someone could shed some light here! Thanks.
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Old 02-07-2007
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Re: Moving the Master Boot Record
intclass wrote:
> My friend installed Vista on a seperate HDD in his computer, and now he has
> two installations - the XP on and the Vista one. He wants to remove the XP
> HDD - but can't because the boot records are on that disk.
>
> He asked me how to put the boot information onto the newer HDD...


Warning: I've never actually done this, so use caution!

On the install CD there is a repair facility. One of the repair tools
is called fixmbr (or maybe fixboot, I'm not sure which). I would remove
or unplug the XP drive and then try the fixboot utility -- which will
only see the newer drive and install the bootblock for you (I think ;o)

I don't know how well Vista deals with removing non-removable drives.
It may get confused when the partitions on that disk disappear. Dunno.
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Re: Moving the Master Boot Record
intclass wrote:
> My friend installed Vista on a seperate HDD in his computer, and now he has
> two installations - the XP on and the Vista one. He wants to remove the XP
> HDD - but can't because the boot records are on that disk.


Might be helpful to read this also:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/919529/
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