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Windows 7: Copy partition

19 Aug 2010   #1
seife96

Windows 7
 
 
Copy partition

Hi guys

i am running windows seven and i am asking how i can copy a partition from one drive to another. i got an old drive with one partition and a new one. The new one has windows seven on it and the old one has a old windows on it. i wanna have have both partitions so i can go to data of my old one and use the new one (everything on the new hard drive)

can u guys help me???


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19 Aug 2010   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello seife96, welcome to Seven Forums.





Can you connect both drives and use the "Move To" part of this to move the data to the new drive, is that what you're asking; be sure to post back to keep us informed.


Context Menu - Add Copy To Folder and Move To Folder
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19 Aug 2010   #3
seife96

Windows 7
 
 

I have both connected and both are in full use
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19 Aug 2010   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

So, exactally what are you asking?
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19 Aug 2010   #5
seife96

Windows 7
 
 

i "maby" want to use the old system and i am not shure if windows copys everything
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19 Aug 2010   #6
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

I think I understand. I think you want to copy your operating system to a new drive. Is this correct? If so, you can't do it. You could create an image of your drive and image the new drive (if it's big enough). Is this what you're asking?
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19 Aug 2010   #7
seife96

Windows 7
 
 

yes,

i have a drive that is big anought but i also want to keep the system that i am alrady running on the new drive
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19 Aug 2010   #8
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Can you use the BIOS boot menu to boot into that old system? What operating system is it, XP?
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19 Aug 2010   #9
seife96

Windows 7
 
 

its windows 7

i can and that is not the problem. I need to know how i copy that old stuff on to the new hard drive
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19 Aug 2010   #10
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

If you want to copy the data off your old partition to the new one, then use explorer to copy and paste, or move.

If you want to copy the entire OS partition from the OD HD to the new one, then use free Macrium Reflect to create an image of the old OS and copy it into unallocated space on the new HD next to Win7 partition.

Then install EasyBCD 2.0 to Win7 to Add the old OS to a Dual Boot menu by Type of OS, Name and drive letter.

It would probably be best to leave your old OS on the old HD, copy the data over to the new one, and boot the old OS via BIOS one-time Boot Menu whenever you need to go into the old OS. That makes it easier to remove when you are ready to remove it, as it can come and go whenever you please.
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