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Windows 7: How to change the drive letter in a dual boot computer

11 Mar 2015   #11
VistaUltimate

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64 bit
 
 

The problem is that there isn't any language other than English to install.Only time, currency and keyboard can be Greek.


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11 Mar 2015   #12
gregrocker

 

Then you either need to find a Greek installation ISO, or install the Greek language pack from Optional Windows Updates after install.

I'm not absolutely sure an English Product Key will work with a Greek installer, though, even if you can find one. You can ask Kari who would know for sure.
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11 Mar 2015   #13
VistaUltimate

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64 bit
 
 

I have a Greek ISO without SP1 but it is not bootable.The English one has SP1 and I have tested on a VM that it is UEFI bootable.So,I will select ImgBurn,create image file from files/folders,select every file except for ei.cfg and select etfsboot.com as bootable file,right?
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11 Mar 2015   #14
gregrocker

 

If it's an ISO it should be bootable using ImgBurn to burn to new DVD at 4x speed.

If only files try this: How To Create Bootable Windows ISO From Files/Folders
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11 Mar 2015   #15
VistaUltimate

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64 bit
 
 

This is what I did.You will have to wait 15 hours to get an answer from me,since the time is different and I have work until afternoon,so don't expect responses until that
I made the ISO and will burn to a DVD later,after I test the ISO in VMware Workstation 11 in EFI mode
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11 Mar 2015   #16
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

What do you mean you have a greek iso but it`s not bootable ?

Burn the iso file to dvd or flash drive and it will be bootable.
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12 Mar 2015   #17
VistaUltimate

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64 bit
 
 

Haven't I done this? It still wasn't bootable.As I said,I'll try the new English ISO without ei.cfg and see if it is bootable.The bad thing however,is that I will have to install my native language after I do the installation and it will take at least 10 minutes to install,plus the new updates,which are 400-600 MB and maybe the Office ones.Is there any way to change the install.wim file to have a Greek language?
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12 Mar 2015   #18
gregrocker

 

If not save a backup image of the completed install so you never have to reinstall again anyway. This is the modern method.
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12 Mar 2015   #19
VistaUltimate

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64 bit
 
 

And how can I make a WIM image of these files and folders?
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12 Mar 2015   #20
Chris2005

Windows 10 Home x64
 
 

Yea, I'd always install from boot, not inside the OS, so you have all drive letters available to the OS being installed.

As for installing an older OS onto a drive that has a newer OS, you'll have to repair the MBR, if I recall correctly, to re-add the newer OS into the list.

So, if you installed 8 before 7, you'll need to repair the MBR so it knows there are two OS's on the same drive or even if it's a different drive. Now, usually, when you install a newer OS after an older OS, you don't need to do this. Haven't dual booted in a long time.

If you have an image file, use something like ImgBurn to properly burn the disc image file, don't just burn the image file to the disc as a file.

I'm not sure how to backup Windows using other programs, etc. but you can backup Windows from within itself, how that exactly works, I don't know, as I don't use Windows backup.
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