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Windows 7: Does my system image to a new hard drive make it bootable?

18 Nov 2012   #31
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by drezzle View Post
D was a different partition on the old hard drive, and I formatted the C drive and installed the system image on that. However, the D partition I didn't format so that was also restored, but it wasn't part of the system image which was restored to the new C drive.

I'm worried that the D partition that was restored was from the old hard drive which was XP.
If what was on D (old drive) is just pictures, music, letters, etc that is fine. It can be on your C drive also. The main thing is just to be sure you get the Win 7 image restored to C and you will be up and running in no time.


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18 Nov 2012   #32
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

When the imaging is done and you boot it, w7 will name it to C.
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18 Nov 2012   #33
drezzle

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

I got windows 7. I'm amazed I was able to do it. Thanks for all your help on this thread. Unfortunately, what was on the D partition of the old XP hard drive was not photos etc., but rather the recovery/restore partition. I guess I won't be doing any system restore back dates.
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18 Nov 2012   #34
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by drezzle View Post
I got windows 7. I'm amazed I was able to do it. Thanks for all your help on this thread. Unfortunately, what was on the D partition of the old XP hard drive was not photos etc., but rather the recovery/restore partition. I guess I won't be doing any system restore back dates.
You can just make a System Image of your newly transferred Win 7 and store it on another drive. You will then have no need for the Recovery/Restore partition. You can also copy the Recovery/Restore to a partition by itself so that you can use it again. Either way would work. == Congratulations on a successful system transfer. Good job.
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