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

22 Oct 2014   #1
Botard

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Restored Windows Back Up To Another Partition Of Dual Boot Drive

Hello Windows Seven Forums,

I have to hard drives in my desktop. One drive has Windows 7 which I'm going to back up to the second hard drive of other partition. The second hard drive have dual boot OS its default is Windows 8.1 and second is Windows 7. This Windows 7 is the same with the other one I'm going to back up but not the installed apps. When the time the back up is done, I want to replace the second Windows 7 of dual boot drive completely. The result will have 1T bytes hard dive run in my desktop only with dual boot Windows 8.1 still is my default and a new replaced Windows 7.

In my view, the same windows back up tutorial provided in this forum to take its way.

Thanks


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23 Oct 2014   #2
Botard

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

It's done for back up but I'm having a problem the partition. It will restore the back up in Local Disk C which I don't want to place there. I haven't seen Local Disk D in repair disc I created when loaded from BIOS set up went on. Does anyone knows how can I restore it in Local Disk D only?
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23 Oct 2014   #3
gregrocker

 

Please post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image.
Tell us where you want everything to end up.

I'd use Imaging with free Macrium so you have flexibility of where to restore it which isn't offered in Win7 imaging.

I am assuming you want to replace Win7 in the Dual Boot with the backed up image. When ready delete the Win7 in the Dual Boot which you want to replace, apply the backup image to that partition. Then unplug the other drive so it doesn't interfere while configuring a Dual Boot.

Boot into Win 8.1 on the Dual Boot drive, install EasyBCD (click Download - no Name or Email required) to add the new Win7 OS on other partition to a Windows Dual Boot menu.

You may have to run Win7 Startup Repair from Win7 disk to start it. Unplug all other drives when doing this.

The booted OS should always boot as C with the other OS taking D. You do not want Win7 to boot as D so let the imaging app choose the drive letter Automatically or choose C.

Let us know how this works.
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23 Oct 2014   #4
Botard

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Very nice will try it. Thanks

I'll let you inform this.

Edit:
while reading the links you provide me, here's the computer management picture you ask.
From this picture, Local Disk F here is where my Windows 8.1 installed. I change the letter that is why it's appeared Local Disk F for Windows 8.1. I'm in Windows 7 now and I changed the letter to C. I remember the local Disk C was appeared in repair disc a while ago. I'm thinking to change back its default letter to make sure and try to run the repair disc again first before try the replied links you gave to me.

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23 Oct 2014   #5
Botard

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Hello Greg,

Problems occurred in Macrium Reflect for my system. It didn't create an image or back up to use. I'm not sure I did follow the procedure to create the image. I installed and ran Macrium Reflect in Windows 7 and tried to put its image and back up to my dual boot drive partition but it was aborted because of some other error chkdsk C in my system. I did check the drive for errors on C but there's no issue supposedly.

This time, here is my Disk management picture,
Restored Windows Back Up To Another Partition Of Dual Boot Drive-www.jpg

Other updates is Local Disk F was already formatted.


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23 Oct 2014   #6
Kaktussoft

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to be short: you want to clone C to F, So overwrite what's on F now. Correct?
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23 Oct 2014   #7
Botard

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Yes
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23 Oct 2014   #8
Kaktussoft

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23 Oct 2014   #9
Botard

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post

Post when partition has been copied successful. Later instructions follow.
Ok, Kaktussoft. I think the partition Wizard was successfully copied the Local Disk C to Local Disk F. As you instructed, I deleted the F and copy the C then resized the new partition but I didn't allocate it from the Partition Wizard app.

Here is the Partition Wizard's view for my drives now, the Local Disk F was restored its letter as it was after I deleted it...
Restored Windows Back Up To Another Partition Of Dual Boot Drive-partition-wizard.jpg


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23 Oct 2014   #10
gregrocker

 

Now power down to unplug Disk 2 so it cannot interfere.

Reboot to see if perchance the Dual Boot still works, which is unlikely. If so check both OS's to see if they work.

If not, boot into Win8, install EasyBCD (click Download - no Name or Email required) to add Windows 7. It should autocomplete drive letter choice but if not provide the drive letter as viewed from Windows 8 explorer.

Reboot to see if Dual Boot menu appears with working choice for both OSes. Confirm that Windows 7 sees itself as C when booted.

If this fails boot Win7 disk to run Startup Repair.

There are opinions traded here in the past that an OS must be imaged and not copied. If this works please keep us posted on performance.
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