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

24 Oct 2014   #51
gregrocker

 

That is not a clone, it is a copy. There is a difference. A clone might be better.

Let us know how it performs.


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24 Oct 2014   #52
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Botard View Post
Oh dear Windows 7, It's working by EasyBCD!

I just add the boot entry from EasyBCD then boot that entry and choose to boot the "last good configuration (advanced)" from other choices.

I'm not sure if this is already fixed. I have now three entries in boot menu. Windows 8.1, Windows 7 ( haven't retest it yet) and Microsoft Windows 7 (from EasyBCD entry).
Code:
 
 bcdedit/enum all>bcd.txt
Post file bcd.txt

"Microsoft Windows 7" works? Windows 8.1. still works of course.
"Windows 7" works?

Other drive is still detached from system?
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24 Oct 2014   #53
Kaktussoft

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@GREG what's the difference between a "partition copy" and a "partition clone" in your opinion?
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24 Oct 2014   #54
gregrocker

 

Just that PW has never before been considered a cloning app.

I assume that a cloning or imaging app is more specialized and exact.

Wouldn't PW copy be more for data partitions and not an OS which requires specialized settings transfer choices, e.g. MBR, Track 0?
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24 Oct 2014   #55
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

MBR is track 0. It has
  • disk signature. It shouldn't be changed on partition clone.
  • master boot code (the win7 bootcode loads sector 0 of active partition and runs that code). master boot code is already in MBR. sector 0 of a partition will be cloned on "partition copy".
  • partition table. Will be changed dynamically, for example when creating a partition.
I don't see any problems (normally). Image and then restore=> pagefile and hibernation file are not saved and most likely more files. Also drive lettering will be fixed and bcd menu will be updated.

"partition copy"=>copy of all stuff in partition. Drive letter problems can be avoided if you do it correctly. bcd menu can be modified manually.

I've done this procedure 3 times without problems.
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24 Oct 2014   #56
Botard

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Botard View Post
Oh dear Windows 7, It's working by EasyBCD!

I just add the boot entry from EasyBCD then boot that entry and choose to boot the "last good configuration (advanced)" from other choices.

I'm not sure if this is already fixed. I have now three entries in boot menu. Windows 8.1, Windows 7 ( haven't retest it yet) and Microsoft Windows 7 (from EasyBCD entry).
Code:
 
 bcdedit/enum all>bcd.txt
Post file bcd.txt

"Microsoft Windows 7" works? Windows 8.1. still works of course.
"Windows 7" works?

Other drive is still detached from system?
Yes, both entries are working with other drive detached.

Here's the bcd.txt

There's one job to finish to get back to Windows 8 boot menu in my system.


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24 Oct 2014   #57
gregrocker

 

What type of boot menu do you have now?

Can we see an updated screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

As long as the Dual Boot drive remains set as the HD first to boot in BIOS setup, then the other HD should not interfere when plugged back in. To boot it, choose it from the BIOS one-time Boot Menu key.
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24 Oct 2014   #58
Botard

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
What type of boot menu do you have now?

Can we see an updated screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

As long as the Dual Boot drive remains set as the HD first to boot in BIOS setup, then the other HD should not interfere when plugged back in. To boot it, choose it from the BIOS one-time Boot Menu key.
Hello Greg, the boot menu is Windows 7 but the system reserved disk created was Windows 8 the default...

Restored Windows Back Up To Another Partition Of Dual Boot Drive-disk-m.jpg


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24 Oct 2014   #59
gregrocker

 

Does it boot into Windows 8?

Are you saying the Dual Boot menu is no longer the modern, Windows 8 style? You want it back?

In that case I think you'll need to run Windows 8 Automatic Repair - Run in Windows 8
to regain that menu. Then if it doesn't maintain the Dual Boot menu, install Easy to 8 to add 7.

But if you want you can wait for Kaktussoft as he may have commands up his sleeve.
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24 Oct 2014   #60
Botard

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Does it boot into Windows 8?
Yes, it booted Windows 8 also.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Are you saying the Dual Boot menu is no longer the modern, Windows 8 style? You want it back?
Yes, its no longer in the modern menu. This was happened after checking the Windows 7 in the EasyBCD app in #20 of my reply.
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