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

02 Feb 2012   #31
whs
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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.
Correct Michael. Sorry for the loose language.


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03 Feb 2012   #32
denisl

Windows 7 64bit Home Premium
 
 

What's a double boot situation?

Thanks all for your patience as I learn....
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03 Feb 2012   #33
whs
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Double boot is when you have 2 BCDs of 2 different systems in 1 bootmgr.
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03 Feb 2012   #34
denisl

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Are there any concerns or precautions I should take having 2 BCDs in 1 bootmgr?

Also I moved my Bootmg to C already using easyBCD when installing my SSD. Does that affect anything.
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03 Feb 2012   #35
whs
Microsoft MVP

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The way I understand your plan is that you want to install an additional OS on the HDD. This should not really effct your SSD especially as the HDD is on a lower port than the SSD.

But that second OS on the HDD will put the BCD into the little 100MB partition. That is a completely normal procedure. So you should make sure that this little partition is not being deleted, else you will not be able to boot anything from the HDD. And if you want to boot from the HDD, you have to change the BIOS boot sequence.
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03 Feb 2012   #36
gregrocker

 

You are running a test install on the HD to see how it works, so that you can clean reinstall to the SSD if it works out?

That's fine, but when you get ready to clean reinstall to the SSD, dont' forget to unplug the HD so it doesn't intefere. Later we can help you wipe the HD using Diskpart Clean Command.
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03 Feb 2012   #37
denisl

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Got it.
Thank you very much!!!

I'll post back if I run into any issues.
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03 Feb 2012   #38
denisl

Windows 7 64bit Home Premium
 
 

Ok, I installed a fresh Win7 on a partition on my sata hdd. I'm writing this post from that instance.
When I boot I get an options to install "Windows 7" or "Windows 7". I assume this is in the bootmgr which is the 100mb partition? How do I rename one of them so I can tell which is which?
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03 Feb 2012   #39
whs
Microsoft MVP

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03 Feb 2012   #40
denisl

Windows 7 64bit Home Premium
 
 

Perfect! Thanks.

So my next question...
Once I get this "test" Win7 install to where I want it I plan to:
1. Backup my SSD with Reflect (Image backup)
2. Clone my "test" Win7 partition with Paragon

Do I need to use easyBCD to move my bootmgr to C like I did for my HP Win7 build that is now on my SSD?

Thanks
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