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Windows 7: Restored Windows Back Up To Another Partition Of Dual Boot Drive

23 Oct 2014   #31
Kaktussoft

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After win7 is working again you can:
  • attach other drive and boot
  • Run disk management and delete "system reserved" and old win7 on the OTHER DISK. Or just format the stuff



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23 Oct 2014   #32
Botard

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
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Oh! I thought this was an easy to clone from other drive to another...

Attachment 337973
All looks fine! Only 2 entries are unused now. So can be deleted. Can be done later of you wish.
In elevated command prompt:
Code:
bcdedit/delete  {c7fe2504-5585-11e4-a6ae-aa004b7323c5}
bcdedit/delete  {c7fe2505-5585-11e4-a6ae-aa004b7323c5}
"The operation completed successfully"
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23 Oct 2014   #33
Kaktussoft

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Please do #18 again. But now do it correct!! Use MountedDevices instead of MountedDevice
You'd better use copy/paste
I've got the same error for the second red command only.
So:
REG DELETE HKLM\MY_SYSTEM\MountedDevices /v \DosDevices\C: /f =>succesfully. Nice!! Reference to old C is gone.
REG DELETE HKLM\MY_SYSTEM\MountedDevices /v \DosDevices\F: /f =>failed. No problem. You did delete partition F prior to starting the clone? Sure you typed it correctly?

Anyway what exactly happens when selecting WINDOWS 7 in boot menu? You see boot animation? What exact error message?

It must be fine now.


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23 Oct 2014   #34
Kaktussoft

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Have to go.... back tomorrow morning (GMT+2)
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23 Oct 2014   #35
Botard

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Yes, it typed correctly by copy/paste.

Here's the photo I took when I booted Windows 7,

Restored Windows Back Up To Another Partition Of Dual Boot Drive-capture22.png


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23 Oct 2014   #36
Kaktussoft

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That happens instantly after selecting windows7 in boot menu? Or do you see other things first?
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23 Oct 2014   #37
Kaktussoft

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command prompt in win8
Code:
 
DIR  D:\Windows\system32\winload.exe
File exists?
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23 Oct 2014   #38
gregrocker

 

Do not give up. In this exact situation I often must try several methods. If commands don't help then delete listing in Easy and add it again. You must use drive letter seen in Win8.

Next try Macrium direct clone, if prompted choose without MBR or Track 0, Auto drive letter. Delete and add again in Easy.
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23 Oct 2014   #39
Botard

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
That happens instantly after selecting windows7 in boot menu? Or do you see other things first?
This is the boot menu doesn't matter if it is Windows 7 for now.

When I boot Windows 7 it will appear #2 picture below.
#1
Restored Windows Back Up To Another Partition Of Dual Boot Drive-1.png

When entering the highlight "Launch Startup Repair (Recommend)",
which is cannot be seen in this photo, the result is the #3 picture below.
#2
Restored Windows Back Up To Another Partition Of Dual Boot Drive-2.png

#3
Restored Windows Back Up To Another Partition Of Dual Boot Drive-3.png

Other things when entering "Start Windows Normally" from #2 picture above,
Windows is loaded like this picture but it will end up of some programs not found in the #5 picture.
#4
Restored Windows Back Up To Another Partition Of Dual Boot Drive-6.png

#5
Restored Windows Back Up To Another Partition Of Dual Boot Drive-7.png


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23 Oct 2014   #40
gregrocker

 

Did you delete Win7 listing in EasyBCD and create it again? What drive letter is it autocompleting, or are you having to supply it and is it the letter Windows 8 gives for Win7?

This could be because you've copied Win7 and not imaged it. This is not always as certain as imaging. You can either run Startup Repair on Win7 to try to start it as it is, or clone Win7 from the other HD directly to the partition deleting the copy of 7 there. You do not want to transfer MBR, Track0 or choose any drive letter other than Auto if you're asked by the cloning or imaging app. I would try Macrium again which usually just works.

Then boot into Windows 8 to delete and then add 7 again using EasyBCD.

If you choose to run Win7 Startup Repair and it starts without a Dual Boot menu, then you can install EasyBCD to 7 to add 8.

It might even repair the Dual Boot to run Windows 8 Automatic Repair
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