Recent content by Suijin

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    Help to boot with external drive, windows 7

    Got my Windows 7 install all on a single partition with "Partition Wizard Home Edition" (a free program). I did not have any luck with using Bootit NG or Driveimage XML. I had issues with both of them not working right on my system. Another note: I did figure out that you can use the...
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    Possible additions to Easy BCD

    Not sure if you can/want to do this, but if you select a different bcd store and then try to go back and reselect the one that is being used by the operating system you get an error due to it being in use: "BCD This File is in use. Enter a new name or close the file that's open in another...
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    Help to boot with external drive, windows 7

    Thanks, I'll work something out like that. Right now I'm trying to install Windows 7 on a single partition on the SSD. More convoluted than it really needs to be due to the fact of no Windows DVD supplied with the laptop. I'm just doing it to remove reserved partition and the system...
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    Help to boot with external drive, windows 7

    @PC eye: I am going with a 80 GB Intel SSD for the internal drive, so not really space for extra partitions/OSes there. Windows 7 (or at least the Sony OEM version I have) doesn't seem to care about different drives. The only issue I seem to have right now is if the internal drive has an...
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    Help to boot with external drive, windows 7

    Through sheer stubborness and trying multiple things I have determined that the laptop considers the esata drive an internal hard drive with respect to the boot order in the bios setup. If the physical internal drive has nothing on it then it will boot completely from the external esata hard...
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    Help to boot with external drive, windows 7

    OK, some background then: I just bought a new laptop, but there are no DVDas or CDs included with it, the way they do it now I guess. I also bought a new SSD drive (intel 80 GB) and installed it internally. Basically my original goal was to be able to use either drive independant of the...
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    Help to boot with external drive, windows 7

    That would explain it then I guess. Next questions then: If I add an entry to the internal harddrive for the external drive, can I have it always use the internal for the active system drive but boot from the external preferentially only when it is plugged in? Is there an option to make a DVD...
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    Help to boot with external drive, windows 7

    This is for a new laptop Sony Vaio VPCEB1LFX. I want to boot entirely from my external drive only when it is hooked up on startup. Here is the BCD from the hidden "system" partition, it is also already marked as active: Windows Boot Manager -------------------- identifier...
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    The Introduction Thread

    Hey, I'm here because I didn't like the laptop support telling me over and over that they don't recommend changing anything about the laptop from factory shipped, and that basically anything anyone would want to do wasn't possible. I bought an SSD drive to put in the new laptop and basically...