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Windows 8 boot stuff on another drive

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  1. caleb

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    I have two drives a WD Black and a 500GB Seagate. For some dumb reason Windows 8 installed its boot stuff onto that Seagate.
    I found by accident by removing the Seagate drive and failing to boot win8.

    Can I somehow fix the installation I have on the Black drive or do I need to reinstall? I ran the repair from Win8 volume but it reported I have Windows 7 on that black HDD...must be the old installation.
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    That's normal behavior for windows 7 and 8. When you install only have the OS drive attached. Disconect any other drives

    To fix try disconnecting the second drive and boot to your system disk and repair
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    As in OP. The repair says its Windows 7 installation :S
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    You can try to clone boot partition and move it on the other HD .
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    It looks there is some sort of boot folder on HDD2 Can I somehow view the MBR and be sure which is which ? I suspect it works like this :

    HDD1 MBR -> HDD2 BOOTFOLDER -> HDD1 Win8 Installation.

    Guessing any 3rd party modification will mess this up.

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