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Windows 7: Dual boot Acer Aspire 4752G

30 Dec 2013   #1
jCpeRia

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Dual boot Acer Aspire 4752G

Hi,

I am planning to help a friend who had an issue with her laptop an Acer Aspire 4752G. I recently had to use the Acer eRecovery Management because her unit went berserk and could not boot after a visitor had inserted a usb stick. Well it's all okay now and have recovered a default factory image now.

Now she was asking me if I could make it a dual boot system. One thing good about it is that if the main partition cannot boot you can always boot to the other (well that's in my case with my desktop prior recovery via Acronis or Paragon HDM12).

Now this laptop came with the stock OS Windows 7 Basic which is licensed including all the software that came bundled with it. Now I plan to partition the 500GB hdd to 3 partitions. Let's say, (A) with the Windows 7 Basic and (B) with Windows 7 Ultimate and (C) just a logical drive for files/documents etc. Will use EasyBCD and iReboot from Neosmart Tech for booting.

Will there be anything wrong if that was the arrangement? I mean the 2nd partition to boot with Windows 7 Ultimate? What happens to the System Reserved of the laptop? Have not yet done a dual-boot with a Basic and Ultimate that is why I asked this...

I'd also like to ask you guys for help for anything that I need to check and have prior undertaking her wishes. Please do share some thoughts and input to me as I do not need to boink this one for her.

Thanks and a Happy New Year to you guys too!


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31 Dec 2013   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

I really don't see the benefit in dual-booting Starter and Ultimate. Just format the HDD, install Ultimate, and then create a 2nd partition for data.
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31 Dec 2013   #3
gregrocker

 

Use the Ultimate key from Starter to unlock Windows Anytime Upgrade - How to - Windows 7 Forums.'

Shrink C to create your data partition of the size you want. Partition or Volume - Shrink
Partition or Volume - Create New

If you have any questions about existing partitions or the disk config post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image - Windows 7 Help Forums
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05 Jan 2014   #4
jCpeRia

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi guys thanks for te reply.

@Golden,

That was what I suggested the first time but later she agreed to have dual arrangment so I posted here

@gregrocker,

Will try that and also will post a screenshot by next week.

Thanks guys Quite a very informative forum you have here
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