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Windows 7: Two Windows 7 OS's?

26 Dec 2011   #1
lostsoul62

Windows 7 x64 RC1, Vista Ultimate, XP Pro
 
 
Two Windows 7 OS's?

I have a Windows 7 OS on my computer however I will disconnect it and put in a internal removable SSD drive which I will put Windows 7 on it and rebuild it from scratch. (The same OS and it is not an OEM) I paid $200 for the home premium. I have a certain amount to time to activate it. The question is I should be able to have my OS on one drive and the same OS on another drive in case of a crash. So I will never have both OS's on at the same time because I only paid for one. But this is only in case of a crash I can switch to my old hard drive. It's just a way of backing up my OS so I'm not stuck for a day trying to re-build it. Not being a lawyer I believe this should be OK?


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26 Dec 2011   #2
gregrocker

 

The modern way to do this is to keep a Win7 backup image stored on the other HD or externally so that if Win7 becomes irreparable you simply reimage to C in 20 minutes and you're back up and running.

Keep your latest files and image backed up automatically using Win7 backup center:
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
Backup User and System Files

If you want the latest file set on another partition so it is ready upon reimage of OS, link your User folders this way: User Folders - Change Default Location
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