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    When I add a second SATA drive, Windows 7 insists on trying to boot from it...

    Here's another couple of odd wrinkles. I'm able to boot to a gparted live flash drive by selecting it from the BIOS's legacy boot menu. When I do that, I get a text-based grub menu that works to boot it. I tried turning off the 'boot' flag on the old drive's XP partition, but that did nothing...
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    When I add a second SATA drive, Windows 7 insists on trying to boot from it...

    My BIOS does have all this under the 'legacy boot' section, and SATA0 comes before SATA1. But I'm not booting in legacy mode, because Windows won't boot that way. SATA0 has a GPT partitioning scheme, and in legacy boot mode, no OS is detected. I don't think secure boot is turned on - this...
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    When I add a second SATA drive, Windows 7 insists on trying to boot from it...

    The BIOS shows all SATA ports enabled, and there is no setting to designate a primary drive. The boot menu contains 2 sections - one for EFI booting that lists the "Windows Boot Loader" as the only option, and a Legacy Boot section that lists all the drives the BIOS knows about - it doesn't...
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    When I add a second SATA drive, Windows 7 insists on trying to boot from it...

    I just got a new HP PC, which came with Windows 7 and is set up for EFI booting (no secure boot problem). The system came with a hard drive in SATA0 and a DVD/ROM in SATA2. SATA1 and SATA3 are free. I'd like to add the SATA drive from my former system in such a way that I can see it from...