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Re: How to remove boot drive *with EFI*?

Postby jbullard » Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:50 pm

Well, I didn't think it would be there but figured we'd look anyway. If you can give me a few days I can develop some directions for you. I use an UEFI on my development laptop which I can clone in a virtual drive then see what I can do. It should be fairly simply to do but it'll take a few days (for me) to test. :yesnod:
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Re: How to remove boot drive *with EFI*?

Postby JabbaPapa » Fri Nov 18, 2011 8:13 am

Well, one messy way to acheive your goal would be :

1) remove the drive

2) install a temporary copy of Windows to the data drive (obviously, without formatting it ;))

3) Use DBP to add a boot menu option towards the existing setup on C:

4) test and so on ; then when satisfied, remove the boot menu option towards the data drive version, then delete the Windows folders from D:

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The drawback is that you'd risk writing boot files to the data drive during setup, which you may not want...
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Re: How to remove boot drive *with EFI*?

Postby Bigtuna00 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 2:58 am

I want to thank everyone again for trying to help me with this. Unfortunately last Friday the situation became a bit more dire as the Raptor started to fail. I ended up re-installing Windows so the situation has resolved itself.
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Re: How to remove boot drive *with EFI*?

Postby jbullard » Wed Nov 30, 2011 2:03 pm

No problem. I am almost done with a list of actions on moving the boot files so once that is done I'll post it here just so everyone knows. :yesnod:
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