Is MBR updated during a system partition move

Discussion in 'Paragon Partition Manager Product Line' started by robert siebens, Nov 16, 2014.

  1. robert siebens

    robert siebens Registered Member

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    My general question:

    Does Paragon Partition Manager update the MBR when it moves a system partition from location a to location b on the same hard drive.

    My specific question:

    My hard drive is divided into two primary systems partitions, and one logical data partition. Partition D for Win 7, partition C for Win XP (active partition), and partition E for data. If I delete data partition E and move partition C to that location, will the software update the MBR to reflect the new location?

    Also, would I be better served using clone software to move parttions around?

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  2. Robin A.

    Robin A. Registered Member

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    I would follow the image route: create a backup image of C:, delete both E: and C:, restore the image to the unallocated space after D:. This can be faster than moving C:, and you have a backup available in case something goes wrong. The MBR should be adjusted automatically, but I don´t know what would happen if you use a special or customized MBR, or a multi-boot scheme.
     
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