Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


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


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

19 Aug 2012   #2
Bare Foot Kid
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
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Aug 2012   #3
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

It should prompt you to delete the partitions during reimaging, or if using Win7 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
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


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?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Aug 2012   #5
Kaktussoft

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Aug 2012   #6
Kaktussoft

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).
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 MultiPerditioned Win7Iimage : Should HDD be partitioned before restore




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
3TB's Partitioned As NTFS With MBR Out There?
Guys, Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit with an ASRock P67 PRO3 (B3) MoBo that has a UEFI BIOS, i5-2500K and Corsair Vengeance 16 Gigs. My C, D and E partitions are on a 120 GB NTFS SSD with a MBR. My present STORAGE HDD is a 2TB Toshiba with a MBR.
Hardware & Devices
Partitioned P Drive - hiding where?
I have a workstation that is used like a server. On the C drive, I have a P drive which is shared by all employees. I want to locate it and back it up using Macrium backup but I can't seem to find it on the C drive. Help.
Hardware & Devices
How do I clone an MBR partitioned boot disk to GPT partitioned disk
My current hard drive is dying, so claims Windows and Hitachi Drive Fitness Test. I bought a replacement drive 3TB drive which requires GPT partitioning. I have 64 bit windows and a UEFI motherboard, so I know I can use the drive as a boot drive for a brand new installation. My question is...
General Discussion
Reinstall Win 7 to a partitioned drive?
My new laptop came with two independent internal drives (1TB 500GB x 2), drives C and D. I have since partitioned Drive C. If I use the reinstallation DVD that came with the computer will I be able to reinstall the OS to the OS partition or will I have to delete the C and F partitions and format C...
Installation & Setup
How to image a partitioned OS drive to SSD
Hi, I'm about to receive my first SSD (Intel XM-25, 120GB), which I plan to image my current OS drive to. I am running Windows 7, 64 bit. I'm hoping to avoid having to reinstall my OS and all apps. My C:\ drive is actually a 100GB partition from a bigger SATA 500GB drive (WD Caviar Green). So I...
Backup and Restore
Can I fix the MBR on a multiple partitioned drive
So I installed Windows 7 RC from the file directory from XP onto my other drive previously. I ran into problems the other day with XP and Windows 7 no longer shows up in the boot menu to select. What are my options here? I am presently downloading the Windows Automated Installation Kit (AIK)....
Installation & Setup

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:03.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App