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Windows 7: Problem restoring Macrium image, please help!

28 Jul 2012   #41
Kaktussoft

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Yolu are using "system reserved" now!! Delete it or make it inactive!
I don't think so. Anne set disk1 as first boot priority. Then the system reserved which is on disk0 plays no role.
It booted from "system reserved" in post #20


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28 Jul 2012   #42
whs
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Yes, because she had not changed the bootorder yet. You have to read all posts.
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28 Jul 2012   #43
Kaktussoft

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If I help 4 people on same day... sometimes I miss a post
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28 Jul 2012   #44
whs
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No problem. I know you were trying to help.
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28 Jul 2012   #45
anne1982

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Yeah, that is very possible and quite easy. I even wrote a tutorial for that. The easiest way is to do it with the Paragon Migration tool - only 3 clicks. But even the 'geeky' way is not too difficult and well explained in my tutorial - I hope, LOL.

Hello WHS,

Good news. First I am going to read your tutorial and try to find some free time to make it.

Thank you agin for your efforts, I appreciate it.

Best regards,

Anne
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28 Jul 2012   #46
anne1982

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If I help 4 people on same day... sometimes I miss a post

Hello Kaktussoft,

Thank you for trying to help me solving the problem.

Best regards,

Anne
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28 Jul 2012   #47
whs
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Anne, if you have any further questions, don't hesitate to ask. Should you ever decide to buy a SSD, check with us. We usually know where the best sales are at the time and which SSD is preferred. Also some further tips for an easy installation.
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28 Jul 2012   #48
anne1982

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Anne, if you have any further questions, don't hesitate to ask. Should you ever decide to buy a SSD, check with us. We usually know where the best sales are at the time and which SSD is preferred. Also some further tips for an easy installation.

Sure I will do. Many thanks again for the help .

Anne
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28 Jul 2012   #49
mjf

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2. The odd setup you have can be easily fixed. I suggest you move (copy) the bootmgr to C. Then you can forget about the system partition and you only have to image C. Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD
I have to disagree. Partition C: as shown in the OPs screenshot is the 2nd partition on the 2nd HDD (Disk 1). This is not a good place to put your OS.
It will end up being called C: but should be in the location E: on Disk 0 of your screenshot.
On a spinning HDD the OS and installed programs should be on the outer tracks of the HDD for speed.
Also I'm not sure that the EasyBCD solution will retain the F8 safe mode boot function but restoring the system reserved using x3 system repairs should retain the F8 function.

It is assumed that the OP still has the image to restore from. As I've said before don't have the 2 HDDs connected when doing this.

WHS your suggestion may be simpler and should work but I don't think it is ideal. Of course up to the OP.

Hello MJF,

Thanks for your advice. The question is: What is in your view the practical solution? For me, to be honest, managing enough time to re-install Windows 7 from the beginning is almost impossible!

Best regards,

Anne
Based on your original screenshot I would have the 2nd partition of disk 0 (letter E) containing the OS and installed programs. You may want to consider this down the track if you have the time and inclination.
Maybe I didn't read all the posts well enough but you mentioned in your first post that you did a 300GB image restore. I don't see any partition with this usage. Maybe you deleted some data after the reimage?
BUT:
If you have things working and you are happy then maybe leave well enough alone, especially if time is an issue.
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29 Jul 2012   #50
anne1982

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I have to disagree. Partition C: as shown in the OPs screenshot is the 2nd partition on the 2nd HDD (Disk 1). This is not a good place to put your OS.
It will end up being called C: but should be in the location E: on Disk 0 of your screenshot.
On a spinning HDD the OS and installed programs should be on the outer tracks of the HDD for speed.
Also I'm not sure that the EasyBCD solution will retain the F8 safe mode boot function but restoring the system reserved using x3 system repairs should retain the F8 function.

It is assumed that the OP still has the image to restore from. As I've said before don't have the 2 HDDs connected when doing this.

WHS your suggestion may be simpler and should work but I don't think it is ideal. Of course up to the OP.

Hello MJF,

Thanks for your advice. The question is: What is in your view the practical solution? For me, to be honest, managing enough time to re-install Windows 7 from the beginning is almost impossible!

Best regards,

Anne
Based on your original screenshot I would have the 2nd partition of disk 0 (letter E) containing the OS and installed programs. You may want to consider this down the track if you have the time and inclination.
Maybe I didn't read all the posts well enough but you mentioned in your first post that you did a 300GB image restore. I don't see any partition with this usage. Maybe you deleted some data after the reimage?
BUT:
If you have things working and you are happy then maybe leave well enough alone, especially if time is an issue.

Hello MJF,

Thanks for your reply. Indeed the time is an important factor for me now. The PC is working fine so I will leave it like this for the time being. WHS gave me a positive idea about SSD for the OS, I am thinking to do it as soon as I manage some free time.

Best regards,

Anne
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