Long story short I couldn't boot from a Windows 7 DVD so I hooked the drive up in an empty bay, started the DVD in my current Windows 7 setup and installed on the second HDD. It assigned drive letter E to the new hard drive and left my old drive as C. The goal is to get off my old drive altogether so I changed my old C: to G: but it wouldn't let me change the new drive to C. So now I have my (new) primary drive as E and the old drive as G.
To complicate matters even worse, the boot manager is actually a second partition on the OLD hard drive labeled F:. So if I unplug my old hard drive it says boot manager not found at startup.
My questions ...
1. Can I change my new drive from E to C? I have a niche Quickbooks integration software that won't install unless its C and its driving me nuts I need this software and the developer will not change it.
2. Should I even do it? I have already installed some programs I'm sure the registry is peaking in E:. Again though, super important I get this other software working.
3. How do I get the existing boot manager from this 2nd partition on the old drive to the new drive so I can take out the old drive and still boot to my new OS? Checked around and saw a few threads to copy it over but BCD wouldn't copy and then gave me an access denied when I tried in command prompt.
Any help would be appreciated ...