Windows 10: Booting winpe content from a OS installed hard disk machine

Discus and support Booting winpe content from a OS installed hard disk machine in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi, I have a win 7 OS installed machine. I want to boot from a D drive by copying the winpe bootable files into D drive without formatting the hard... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by raj2k16, Aug 15, 2016.

  1. raj2k16 Win User

    Booting winpe content from a OS installed hard disk machine


    Hi,

    I have a win 7 OS installed machine. I want to boot from a D drive by copying the winpe bootable files into D drive without formatting the hard disk or disturbing the OS in the machine. Is it possible to boot to the machine from the D drive?

    Is there any settings I can specify in the boot menu settings. If I check the boot menu settings, there are options like boot from DVD drive, boot from USB disk, boot from the hard disk are available. How can we do this? please help if any solution is there for this.

    Appreciate your help in this.Thanks in advance.

    :)
     
    raj2k16, Aug 15, 2016
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  2. Windows 10 hard drive transfer to another computer

    You are correct: I did not really understand what you are trying to do. In fact I am still not 100% sure. Here are some points to consider:

    • If you wish to replace the existing 250 GByte disk with a 1 TByte disk then cloning the old disk would be the answer. Acronis True Image could do it.
    • If you want to take your 1 TByte disk from your old machine and use it on your new machine while keeping its contents intact then you are likely to get these results:

      - Windows will fail.

      - The product key will be invalid.

      - The current installation of the disk will be damaged.
    In other words, you cannot take a disk from one machine and use it "as is" on another machine.
     
    Frederik Long, Aug 15, 2016
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  3. Sumit Dhiman2, Aug 15, 2016
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  4. essenbe Win User

    Booting winpe content from a OS installed hard disk machine

    Almost all Motherboards have a 'one time boot menu key' that you can tap when the manufacturer logo appears. It will allow you to boot from any bootable drive without changing your settings in BIOS.

    We do not know what your system specs are, so can't provide you with many suggestions. Most motherboards are different.

    You can go into bios and change the boot order making the drive you want to boot from 1st boot device, save and exit. Once you finish you can go back to bios and change the boot order to what it is right now.
     
    essenbe, Aug 15, 2016
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