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Windows 7: Moving Factory Image Partition, shrinking boot disk size

29 Jan 2012   #21
gregrocker

 

Here you go: Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1 English Official ISO download

Burn to DVD or write to 4+gb flash stick with Windows 7 USB-DVD Download Tool

Reinstalling Windows 7


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29 Jan 2012   #22
denisl

Windows 7 64bit Home Premium
 
 

Thank you!
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29 Jan 2012   #23
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Hopalong X reported an issue I believe. I don't think it bothered him and I don't even know if he used the Paragon product.
Problems with the MS Reliability task (RACTask) and the reliability monitor crop up a lot.
Now when I use Paragon Migrate I get the problem.
When I do it all manually - you know
  • SSD prep - align, partition
  • Macrium reimage,
  • change disk signatures
  • Bootrec ..... to fix up boot files
  • Check Trim & other things
It all goes well. RACTask remains totally functioning. But it's not turnkey.
If the Reliability analysis task isn't working I think what else.

If Paragon come back with an answer then I'll report back because in principle it's a good turn key solution.

I'll do it manually from now on. I'm just trying to be a good Corporate Citizen
Understand. No need to take any risks. The manual method is easy for us. But think of all these poor blokes that could not handle it. For them Paragon did a good job.
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31 Jan 2012   #24
denisl

Windows 7 64bit Home Premium
 
 

I want to practice installing a clean win7 build.
Can I install win7 on a new partition on my big HDD and boot from it to verify?
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31 Jan 2012   #25
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Yes.
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31 Jan 2012   #26
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I wouldn't attempt that without first disconnecting the new SSD. Odd things can and will happen if you do installs with 2 drives attached.

Other than that, sure. It's just like if your SSD failed and you had to revert to a spinning drive.

I assume you are going to use a downloaded ISO, burned to a DVD?
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02 Feb 2012   #27
denisl

Windows 7 64bit Home Premium
 
 

yes, I have the iso already burned to DVD.
Here's my partition layout:


Can I shrink partition K and create a new partition L that's 60GB and specify partition L during the Win7 installation?
I don't want to format and overwrite my big hdd. I want to limit my testing to just the new partition L.

Thanks!
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02 Feb 2012   #28
gregrocker

 

Yes, follow the same steps given here: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and Vista
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02 Feb 2012   #29
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You can do that. Just be aware that the bootmgr for that new installation will land in the 100MB system partition on that disk. So you will end up with a double boot situation on disk0.
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02 Feb 2012   #30
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
You can do that. Just be aware that the bootmgr for that new installation will land in the 100MB system partition on that disk. So you will end up with a double boot situation on disk0.
Well the BCD boot entry will.
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