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Windows 7: MultiPerditioned Win7Iimage : Should HDD be partitioned before restore

19 Aug 2012   #1
skt

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
MultiPerditioned Win7Iimage : Should HDD be partitioned before restore

Hi,

I got this new laptop last week and after partitioning the HDD and installing the Windows 64Bit and installing all the required programs I noticed that there is a vertical line on the display (faulty LCD panel) and now I have to return this laptop and get another new laptop as replacement.

I had created 4 partitions of the itís HDD and installed the windows 7 on the C drive and Additional programs on D drive. E and F drives are for work related files and storage.

I have created a System-Image and a Windows Repair Dsk using windows Backup and Restore utility, so that I donít have to through the tedious process of installing OS, Drivers and all those programs again manually.

It created an image from C and D drive (as D drive contains program files as well). Now my question is when I get the new replacement laptop with a fresh un-partitioned HDD, should I partition the HDD before restoring the system image using Windows7 Repair Disk? Or would it created the partitions automatically?

I have never faced a similar issue before and would greatly appreciate your suggestions.

Regards,
Skt

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19 Aug 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello.


Have a look through the information in this tutorial at the link below for some ideas and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


How to Transfer your Complete Windows 7 Installation to a New Computer
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19 Aug 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP

 

It should prompt you to delete the partitions during reimaging, or if using Windows 7 imaging it may want to delete all partitions to restore.

Otherwise I always delete the partitions in advance which are being reimaged since most imaging apps want unallocated space.

System Image Recovery
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20 Aug 2012   #4
skt

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thank you Bare Foot Kid and Gregrocker.

Does it mean that if the imaged it made the image from 2 partitions (both C and D drive have program files) it would automatically restore two partitions or will it combine C and D drive into one?
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20 Aug 2012   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Because it is not the original partition layout (new disk), it does the following:
  • Delete all partitions
  • It restores C and D to exactly the same location and same size as they were.
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20 Aug 2012   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skt View Post
Hi,

I got this new laptop last week and after partitioning the HDD and installing the Windows 64Bit and installing all the required programs I noticed that there is a vertical line on the display (faulty LCD panel) and now I have to return this laptop and get another new laptop as replacement.

I had created 4 partitions of the itís HDD and installed the windows 7 on the C drive and Additional programs on D drive. E and F drives are for work related files and storage.

I have created a System-Image and a Windows Repair Dsk using windows Backup and Restore utility, so that I donít have to through the tedious process of installing OS, Drivers and all those programs again manually.

It created an image from C and D drive (as D drive contains program files as well). Now my question is when I get the new replacement laptop with a fresh un-partitioned HDD, should I partition the HDD before restoring the system image using Windows7 Repair Disk? Or would it created the partitions automatically?

I have never faced a similar issue before and would greatly appreciate your suggestions.

Regards,
Skt
Replacement laptop is same brand, has same motherboard type, same GPU etc?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Aug 2012   #7
skt

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thank you Kaktussoft.

Quote:
Replacement laptop is same brand, has same motherboard type, same GPU etc?
Yes exactly the same laptop (all hardware is same).
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