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Windows 7: Possible to covert a plain system part. copy to ISO and make bootable?

23 Aug 2012   #21
Kaktussoft

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You see sort of picture as this:


Both partitions are dark blue as seen in lower part of screenshot? Is the sequence in lower part C,D or D,C
Which partition is marked ACTIVE (D in screenshot above)?


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23 Aug 2012   #22
Dali362

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
C and D are on SAME physical harddrive?
How did you try to switch boot from partition C to Part D where the Windows 7 is?
Yes, C and D are on the same (and only internal) harddrive.

I switched the boot by G-parted, it worked (to switch the boot) but did not boot, I think I got the message "OS missing". I have also now realized that even if Id succeed in making an ISO out of the files on part D (with win7 and all the other program etc files that were on the original partition) and make the part D boot, it would work, but to make things work after making an ISO out of the files on part D, Id have to "recover" it back to part C by using the partition recovery function of EaseUS.
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23 Aug 2012   #23
Dali362

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
You see sort of picture as this:


Both partitions are dark blue as seen in lower part of screenshot? Is the sequence in lower part C,D or D,C
Which partition is marked ACTIVE (D in screenshot above)?
On my disk management picture the C partion (with a working WIN XP system) is marked by a LIGHT blue frame, whereas the second (D) partition is marked by a DARK blue frame. Both C and D say it is error free, but it does not say Active in either, but probably the "system start" in my language means active?, whereas on the D it only says "system".
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23 Aug 2012   #24
Dali362

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dali362 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
You see sort of picture as this:


Both partitions are dark blue as seen in lower part of screenshot? Is the sequence in lower part C,D or D,C
Which partition is marked ACTIVE (D in screenshot above)?
On my disk management picture the C partion (with a working WIN XP system) is marked by a LIGHT blue frame, whereas the second (D) partition is marked by a DARK blue frame. Both C and D say it is error free, but it does not say Active in either, but probably the "system start" in my language means active?, whereas on the D it only says "system".
missed a few words, the "system start" note is in the picture of C partitiuon in di9sk management
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23 Aug 2012   #25
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dali362 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
C and D are on SAME physical harddrive?
How did you try to switch boot from partition C to Part D where the Windows 7 is?
Yes, C and D are on the same (and only internal) harddrive.

I switched the boot by G-parted, it worked (to switch the boot) but did not boot, I think I got the message "OS missing". I have also now realized that even if Id succeed in making an ISO out of the files on part D (with win7 and all the other program etc files that were on the original partition) and make the part D boot, it would work, but to make things work after making an ISO out of the files on part D, Id have to "recover" it back to part C by using the partition recovery function of EaseUS.
C and D are just logical drive letters!! Can differ from OS to OS. Forget about it
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23 Aug 2012   #26
Kaktussoft

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So C drive is light blue instead of dark blue, correct? C has also a green border same like screenshot I posted?
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23 Aug 2012   #27
Kaktussoft

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I switched the boot by G-parted, it worked (to switch the boot) but did not boot, I think I got the message "OS missing". => C and D are the only partitions you see in disk management? C is listed to the left or right of D in disk management? They are on same physical drive?

Why not simply make a camerashot and post it. or put screenshot on usb stick and transfer to working computer
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23 Aug 2012   #28
Kaktussoft

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In winxp command prompt:
Code:
diskpart
list  disk    (How many disks are listed? Detach extern drives first!)
sel  disk  0
list  part
exit
How many partitions? What types? and tell me what is win7 and what's winxp (look at size)
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23 Aug 2012   #29
Dali362

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
In winxp command prompt:
Code:
diskpart
list  disk    (How many disks are listed? Detach extern drives first!)
sel  disk  0
list  part
exit
How many partitions? What types? and tell me what is win7 and what's winxp (look at size)
Quite a few questions, Ill have to go now for about two and a half hours, so Ill try to make and move over a disk management screenshot from my wifes PC when I`m back. On the disk management side on my Asus (under WIN XP) ,the C partition is on the left side and has also a green frame apart from the light blue one. In diskpart I get only 1 HD (marked zero), its the only one internal hd drive in my Asus.
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23 Aug 2012   #30
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Let me recap:

Only 1 disk.
C is listed first (on the left). It is light blue and has a green frame. So it's a logical partition.
D is dark blue and no green border. So it's a primary partition.
No other partitions shown in disk management? Sure!!?

If so... D is the boot partition, because only primary partition can be active.

In gparted that partition is flagged as "boot".... correct? you also have an "extended" partition. Within that is WINXP
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 Possible to covert a plain system part. copy to ISO and make bootable?




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