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I have dual-booted my laptop with Windows 7, one in C: drive and other in F: drive. I had a problem running my Windows in F: drive. I reinstalled it, but it got installed in F:\Windows\Windows\. My boot entry still points to F:\Windows.

Can I change the boot path to F:\Windows\Windows\? If yes, how?

Or, what if I copy/move everything from F:\Windows\Windows\ to F:\Windows\, replacing older files, which belong to the previous faulted Windows installation? And leave the boot path as F:\Windows.

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  1. Use your Windows 7 DVD or USB for installation. Do not install while logged in a Windows 7 system to keep installations independent from each other.

  2. Use primary partition for installation. (Consider installing to VHD !)

  3. Download and install Windows 7 Boot Configuration Data (BCD) Editor for managing Windows boot entries. The tool allows full editing of Windows 7 BCD store, you can change every single item - in your case paths, drives.

It comes with a "Dual-boot Repair" tool to help solve dual or multi boot issues automatically in one click.

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