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Windows 7: Copy D drive with Win 7 OS to C drive

11 Sep 2010   #1
RickyMan

Windows Home Edition 32 bit
 
 
Copy D drive with Win 7 OS to C drive

I have Win 7 OS operating system on my D drive. When I tried to copy it to my C drive, win 7 wouldn't boot up. Was having errors so I had to do recovery and then start with my D drive again. How can I resolve this?

Ricky


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11 Sep 2010   #2
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Ofcourse it would not boot up, simple copy paste function wont work because your OS is in use and not all the files will be copied.
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11 Sep 2010   #3
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

As Dinesh said, you can not simply Copy/paste an OS.

You'll need to Image or Clone the OS to the new location, deleting the old.
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11 Sep 2010   #4
RickyMan

Windows Home Edition 32 bit
 
 

Any FREE or Trial software program you are aware of that will accomplish this?

Ricky
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11 Sep 2010   #5
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Theres a Imaging program built into Windows itself. Although, I do not like it myself.


The 2 most popular around these forums would likely be Macrium Reflect & Acronis.

There is a Completely Free version of:
Macrium Reflect

Theres a tutorial here for this one.
Imaging with free Macrium



Acronis is a fully featured backup & restore application, and has more features than the free version of Macrium.
this is my personal favorite. (Has a 30 trial)

However, Macrium Reflect also has a fully featured paid version.

So it ultimatly comes down to preference IMHO.


There is also Paragon Backup and Restore. I know little about this one however.


Depending what HD you have, you may be eligible for a Free, although basic/stripped version of Acronis.
All you need to do is register it and download.
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