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Culbrelai

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Oct 25, 2012
So, I recently installed Windows 10 Pro to a old hard drive so I can retest it after it's original crappy performance with some of my games (gave some time for drivers to get updated, etc)

I noticed "Windows Boot Manager" on the drive it's installed on in my mobo's BIOS.

This is not displayed on the SSD boot option (where my Windows 7 install is)

What is that? Why hasn't it been used in previous Windows versions?

It's got a name like a virus would have, lol...
"Slow startups?"
"Fix your computer now!"
"Install Windows Boot Manager 2016!"
 

Alaric

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Dec 4, 2011
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Satan's Colon, US
Every time I have added a HDD to my W7 rig Windows puts the Boot Manager on it. M$ apparently likes it that way because I have yet to find a way around it. I don't want to go in the config file on the BM but I've considered it. I first discovered it when I took a storage drive out and then the computer wouldn't boot. I had to boot from the DVD and go through the startup repair. It's stupid, it's aggravating, it's Microsoft. Windows likes to hide the Recycle Bin on random drives, too.
 

Kenrou

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Aug 14, 2014
If you pre-arrange your HDD/SSD into what how you want it and install Windows on it (don't use delete/format/new, just select and click next), it wont create the 100/200/500mb boot and at least 7/8.1 work just fine without it, never tried with 10 :confused:
 

Alaric

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Dec 4, 2011
Location
Satan's Colon, US
W7 moves the boot file when I add a HDD to the computer. I'll install 7 with only one HDD in the case, and if I add a HDD a month or a year later I get what I described above. Removing the second drive results in a no boot situation and I have to run startup repair, which tells me my boot file is corrupted and must be repaired.
 

RJARRRPCGP

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Joined
May 30, 2004
So, I recently installed Windows 10 Pro to a old hard drive so I can retest it after it's original crappy performance with some of my games (gave some time for drivers to get updated, etc)

I noticed "Windows Boot Manager" on the drive it's installed on in my mobo's BIOS.

This is not displayed on the SSD boot option (where my Windows 7 install is)

What is that? Why hasn't it been used in previous Windows versions?

It's got a name like a virus would have, lol...
"Slow startups?"
"Fix your computer now!"
"Install Windows Boot Manager 2016!"

For drives that don't have Windows, I would wipe them...