28th April 2015, 17:58 #1
Windows 7 Pro on C drive. Can D drive be made bootable also?
Windows 7 Pro on C-disk, can D-disk be made bootable also ?
I'm experimenting just for fun and learning with EasyBCD.
I have Windows 7 Pro on C-partition. I have all my data on D-partition.
Same HD, just 2 partitions.
Can I also make D-drive bootable [toss into D some boot files]?
In short, boot from D, then Windows 7-pro continues from C-partition.
Then during post and F8 pause, I'll have a choice of either C-boot or D-boot; or, do I need to give this whole idea -- the boot?
Last edited by hackerman1; 29th April 2015 at 11:15.
28th April 2015, 19:30 #2
You can boot from D:, if you have an operating system on that partition.
Yes, you can have multiple operating systems on the same harddisk.
I have 4 operating systems: WS2008-R2, WS10, WS2008-R2 (a clone of the first system, used for testing), and W7.
Selecting boot-system is handled by the bootmanager.
Having multiple systems have nothing to do with F8, those options that you see after pressing F8 are only active for the system that you are booting from, like fx. W7.
Go ahead and experiment with EasyBCD, add D: as a second system, reboot and then select D:
It will not cause any real problems, you will just get an errormessage.....
28th April 2015, 22:55 #3
thanks, man, will store the info for later use
29th April 2015, 00:06 #4
Make sure you have a DVD or USB-flashdrive that you can run the W7-installation from and repair your bootfiles.
Because if you scr*w up you will not be able to boot your computer.....