How do i set my Windows 10 Drive as primary? Solved

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  1.    25 Dec 2015 #11

    I somehow missed the fact he's dealing with a logical partition so it's not all that basic. Early and perhaps I need some more coffee.
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       25 Dec 2015 #12

    Diggs said: View Post
    Hi all,
    Today, I tried to remove my old windows 7 (installed in drive D), dual booted with window 10.
    However, I couldn't remove it because it was a System, Active, and Primary Partition.
    And my Default Windows 10 drive C was Boot, Page file, Crash Dump, and Logical Drive (as shown in the picture)
    Can anybody please help me out removing windows 7 and setting windows 10 drive as primary and active?
    hello, do you have win7 installed on a 30 gig hdd or a 30gig partition of another drive ,,I will not suggest you do what I did to remove a duel, ijust formatted the win7 partition and rebooted ,of course it didn't boot because of the lack of mbr ,but booting to win10 dvd and running bootup repair ,fixed it for me
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  3.    25 Dec 2015 #13

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Alright Diggs, here's what you really need to do, now that cyberrufus has shown me the real situation. Install MiniTool Partition Wizard Free:
    Best Free Partition Manager for Windows | MiniTool Partition Free

    Shrink your Windows 7 partition by 500mb, creating the empty space in front of it. That will make 500mb empty space at the front of the disk. Create a FAT32 Primary partition in the empty space. Assign it a drive letter like T for temporary. (only the drive letter will be temporary, not the partition). You can do all that in Partition Wizard Free.

    After you get an empty T: drive on the 500mb FAT32 primary partition at the front of the disk, then go back to post #5 and use EasyBCD to move the boot files from D: drive to T: drive. Once that is done and booting up, then you can use MiniTool Partition Wizard Free to remove the T: drive letter - NOT THE PARTITION! just the drive letter assigned to it!. Then you can remove the D: drive partition - or reformat it for data or whatever. Honestly - your hard drive is a mess with all those logical partitions.

    I bolded and underlined MB to make sure you see it is 500mb we are creating - not 500gb!
    Hey, i really didnt get this line "Once that is done and booting up, then you can use MiniTool Partition Wizard Free to remove the T: drive letter - NOT THE PARTITION! just the drive letter assigned to it!."
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  4.    25 Dec 2015 #14

    Diggs said: View Post
    Hey, i really didnt get this line "Once that is done and booting up, then you can use MiniTool Partition Wizard Free to remove the T: drive letter - NOT THE PARTITION! just the drive letter assigned to it!."
    It really is a matter of personal preference. You don't need a drive letter assigned to the active partition used for booting only. You can keep the drive letter assigned to it if you want to, or change the drive letter to "none".
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  5.    25 Dec 2015 #15

    I recommend you copy the bootmgr to C.


    Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD - Windows 7 Help Forums
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       26 Dec 2015 #16

    Assuming you have Minitool Partition Wizard & Easy BCD installed.
    Here's a short Video on how to:
    NOTE: Since I am doing this on a test HD, not my real OS drive, Windows won't ask to reboot to perform the action. In your case, you might be asked to reboot and it's normal.
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  7.    26 Dec 2015 #17

    Hey guys! the problem's solved.!
    thanx a lot for bothering...
    you guys rock!!! Love y'all
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  8.    26 Dec 2015 #18

    whs said: View Post
    I recommend you copy the bootmgr to C.


    Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD - Windows 7 Help Forums
    C: drive is a logical partition. You can't boot from a logical partition.

    Glad you got it worked out, Diggs, which solution worked for you so that others can benefit from your solution?
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  9.    26 Dec 2015 #19

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    C: drive is a logical partition. You can't boot from a logical partition.

    Glad you got it worked out, Diggs, which solution worked for you so that others can benefit from your solution?
    Umm, your's did...
    Well, i used Minitool Partition Wizard and EasyBCD, and now my Disk Managment windows looks something like this:
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    I converted Partition C: from logical to primary using minitool partition, and then, using easy bcd, i changed boot drive from windows 7 partition to C:, and set it 'active' using cmd.
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  10.    26 Dec 2015 #20

    C: drive is a logical partition. You can't boot from a logical partition.
    Of course not - but once you copy the bootmgr, it won't be a logical partition any more. That's part of the deal. Suggest next time you do your homework before posting.
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