I wanted to do a clean install of Windows 8 using a hard drive as an installation medium to a clean separate hard drive.
Here is an initial hard drive config:
A Windows 7 (I boot from it by default) 1.5 TB drive. A 320GB installation medium drive and a 2TB destination drive.
I booted into Windows 7 and have foramted the 320GB drive using the instructions here.
The have switched in BIOS to load from a newly formated 320GB drive. An installation went fine.
I have chosen to install Windows on a 2TB drive. After installation was finished, the system has booted from a 320GB drive, but into a Windows 8 that was on 2TB drive as expected.
Now my idea was that I mark a 2TB drive as an active drive, tell BIOS to load from it and I will be getting a Windows 8 load by default. But that is not the case. The only way I can load my computer is when I have an installtion 320GB drive attached. Without it I get a BCD error. How can I transfer MBR to 2TB drive to be able to load from it without 320GB drive?