Changing Vista Bootloader Location

By aliwoo
Feb 2, 2008
  1. Hello All,

    I'm new to this forum and have a question straight away for all you wizzkids to mull over please.

    My hard disc was on its last legs and i got a replacement HDD to install my Vista OS onto. I chose to run the install from within windows on the old HDD. It all installed fine but now the bootloader file is location on my old C: partition and i can't now remove my old HDD because that is where the boot information is.

    Do any of you guys know how to move the bootloader to my new system partition so i can remove my old HDD?
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523


    Remove (unplug) the old drive
    Boot from your Vista disc, from starting the computer with the disc in the drive

    Run a repair

    Once confirmed working, then plug the old harddrive back in.
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.

Similar Topics

Add your comment to this article

You need to be a member to leave a comment. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate.
TechSpot Account You may also...