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Choose where the boot loader goes

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#1 CHansohn


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Posted 31 January 2011 - 12:35 AM

is there a way to have windows put the boot loader on a drive of your choosing? I have 2 HDDs in my computer and from what I can tell windows put its boot loader on my other drive. is there a way (other then disconnecting the other one) to get windows to put the boot loader on the other drive like change priority in the BIOs?

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 12:41 AM

if you change boot order and reinstall windows, it will put the new mbr on the new primary drive. the bootloader is stored inside the mbr (master boot record) partition, which is always installed on the primary boot drive at the time of the OS install.

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 09:23 PM

The MBR is part of the Windows operating system. Where ever the operating system is installed is where you will find it.

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