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Windows 7: Dual Boot with windows 7 64 ulti & vista 32 ulti is not achieved !

07 May 2016   #11
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Post a maximized/resized screen print of Disk Management using these instructions so we can see all the info:
Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

Create backup image(s) using Macrium with what you have now.
I prefer 1 partition per backup image, but you can include all partitions in one backup, then later select what partition(s) to restore.

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1.PROBLEM: i am having a system image for win 7 created prior to the vista install and the whole incident ! i want to restore it but the problem is that it is a compact system image which includes "windows 7 C: + system reserved partition 100 mb" and it can be restored only in full ! so i fear that restoring it would endanger the vista installation, as it would ,probably, be overwriting its boot loader or perhaps the whole installation! is there a work around ? the image was working too well!
That sounds like you want to restore a Win 7 image created with the Win 7 Imaging utility from before Vista was installed.
If that's true, a Win 7 Startup Repair would probably fix a Vista boot problem.
If not, then you could restore the current System Reserved partition that i just suggested creating using Macrium.


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08 May 2016   #12
Vineet Garg

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 With Sp1 + Vista Ultimate x32 with Sp1 & Sp2 !!
 
 

hi All,
sir(s), it's done! sorry for the delayed response. thanks to all.
1. @ DavidE : sir, many thanks for providing the solution
(a) "Create backup image(s) using Macrium with what you have now." i forgot the power of system imaging for a moment.(b) "If that's true, a Win 7 Startup Repair would probably fix a Vista boot problem." yes sir it did and for the first time i am able to experience the power of dual boot ! (c)"If not, then you could restore the current System Reserved partition" sorry, that's not 100% . as system reserved partition is lying with vista C:, a system reserved partition restore, here, would again corrupt win 7 boot loader and would again need a system repair for win 7 as before. as a final result dual boot would be achieved and that too with desired state(s) of win 7 (& vista) but with all dual boot's concerns i expressed in the previous post. [image(s) would further clarify] thanks for the all important link about posting screen shots. image(s) would follow.
2. @ AddRAM : Why didn`t you put Vista on another drive ?And I would have installed Vista with the 7 drive unplugged so they are separate,
(a) sir, good idea but, unplugging and plugging internal hard drive(s) in a laptop ? (b) handling more than one internal harddrives in a laptop ? (c) it wouldn't be eating into ventilation space/scope of the laptop ?
3. here is a brief about troubleshooting
the final outcome SUCCESS.docx
4 . image(s) are here a) this is the image when i started the thread i.e. vista 32 was just installed and vista 32 was a active partition ! (and system reserved 100 mb was rendered just a raw partition) At this moment win 7 64 was not working and i was advised to repair win 7. it did so but with all dual/multi boot concerns i expressed later. NOTE : even after win 7 started working, the disk management view was same.
Dual Boot with windows 7 64 ulti & vista 32 ulti is not achieved !-capture-2.jpg
(b) and this is the image when everything has solved. boot loader partition is independent of the two partitions : vista 32 and win 7 64 and both are working. System reserved 100 mb back in action NOTE : 1. this image also represents the view before vista installation if one assumes vista partition as unallocated space or empty primary partition. 2. this image also represents the view when desired win 7 64 image was restored and vista 32 needed a repair.
Dual Boot with windows 7 64 ulti & vista 32 ulti is not achieved !-capture-1.jpg


(sorry, having tough time with ISP)
Regards & Thanks,
Vineet Garg.


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