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Windows 7: How can I switch the names of my original C: drive ad its cloned copy?

28 Jan 2016   #11
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

In my experience cloning always gave me problems. Imaging seems to be more straight forward.


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28 Jan 2016   #12
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I use a image and a clone. So I don't get confused I change the name of each partition. This way now matter what partition letter they get or disk number they I know what is what.


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28 Jan 2016   #13
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

You can't create a backup image on the same partition that you are imaging.

You can create a backup image on the same Hard Drive, but it must be saved to a different partition on that Hard Drive.
You could also save the backup image to a different Hard Drive, such as a USB external drive.

I do it both ways, i save backup images on multiple devices.

I played with cloning years ago, and it didn't work well for me, so i have no recent experience.

Your screen print (notes) in post #10 shows
- disk 0 is the Active/System partition, so that is where the boot-loader is used from to start Windows.
- disk 1 is the Boot partition, so that is where Windows is running from

You want the disk 0 [G] partition to be the Boot partition.
If you disconnect Disk 1 and a re-boot doesn't work, you probably only need to run Startup Repair to fix this.
Startup Repair
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28 Jan 2016   #14
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Now I'm on my Clone ssd and here is a Disk Management.

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29 Jan 2016   #15
wertuias

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well, I finally given up on fixing the previous mess, and just made a new clone with Macrium. And it worked perfectly! (Wel, at least so far.) Here's a screenshot:

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Thanks for everyone's help, I'm incredibly grateful.


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30 Jan 2016   #16
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Now just rename them so you don't get them confused. Like post #14.
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