Windows 10: How can I move windows 10 boot files to another drive to allow linux

Discus and support How can I move windows 10 boot files to another drive to allow linux in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi My windows 10 system boots directly from windows 10 C drive. Usually windows 10 boots from a small boot (500 mb) partition but I moved the partition... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by zxvadsf, Mar 14, 2021.

  1. zxvadsf Win User

    How can I move windows 10 boot files to another drive to allow linux


    Hi
    My windows 10 system boots directly from windows 10 C drive. Usually windows 10 boots from a small boot (500 mb) partition but I moved the partition to C drive using macrium reflect boot repair. When I install linux it wont boot since there is no boot partition anymore. How can I restore boot partition . I install linux but it wont boot . The system directly boots to windows. Grub wont show up.
    I tried making a partition and using macrium reflect again but this wont work.

    Thanks.

    :)
     
    zxvadsf, Mar 14, 2021
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  2. Ahhzz Win User

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Mar 14, 2021
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  3. Windows 7 booting off wrong drive?!?!?

    Please move if this is in the wrong place.

    I have two hard drives, a 1.5TB drive, and a 160GB drive. Windows is installed on the 1.5TB drive, as are all my files and programs. The 160GB drive has a bunch of old files, and apparently the bootmgr and boot folder. Nothing else is on the 160GB drive, other than media files etc.

    If I remove the 160GB drive from the machine, windows refuses to boot, plug it back in, it works fine. The setup with two hard drives I have now is temporary, as the 160GB drive will go into another machine.

    My question is, can someone give me a step by step on how to make windows force to boot off the 1.5TB drive, ignoring the 160GB drive in the boot process completely?
    I don't know how to do this in Windows 7, on XP I would just run the /fixmbr command and its related ones.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Note: I would really really rather not have to wipe and reinstall, I know it can be done without one as I've had this issue with XP before.
     
    speedy11131, Mar 14, 2021
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  4. sttubs Win User

    How can I move windows 10 boot files to another drive to allow linux

    Windows 10 boot drive

    Is Windows 10 also limited to a max of 3Tb for a boot drive?
     
    sttubs, Mar 14, 2021
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