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Windows 7: Simple straightforward hard drive cloning software?

03 Jul 2012   #41
Kaktussoft

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All partitions have descriptive labels now. Now you know what's what! Eventually you can label C as WindowsOS or Win7 for example.

When copying is complete and windows boots it sees both new partitions and assigns a drive letter to them! But they are only backups and shouldn't be used by win7. So deassign the drive letter to both backup partitions using disk management. Do you understand?

Don't apply yet.

Has win7 old already service pack 1?


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03 Jul 2012   #42
Tomha

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

So with disk management, without applying, I deassign the drive letters for system reserved (old) and windows (old)?

As for service packs and such, I dont know sorry, is there a way I can find out?
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03 Jul 2012   #43
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tomha View Post
So with disk management, without applying, I deassign the drive letters for system reserved (old) and windows (old)?

As for service packs and such, I dont know sorry, is there a way I can find out?
after applying it takes many hours to complete!! it has to copy 800GB of data! That's why I told you not to apply. But I think it doesn't ask for a reboot, so you can work with computer (slowly)

After partitition wizard has finished.... win7 (maybe after reboot) sees the new partitions and assigns drive letters to them. Deassign the drive letters to (backup).
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03 Jul 2012   #44
Kaktussoft

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press apply now and tell me if it wants a reboot?
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03 Jul 2012   #45
Tomha

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Sorry..so in the Partition Wizard I deassign the letters to the (backup) drives, then click apply? Or I deassign once its done?
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03 Jul 2012   #46
Kaktussoft

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Once it's done! The backup partitions aren't available now, they have to be created! deassign drive letters in win7 disk management.

In partition wizard you have just defined some actions and you see the result visual. But the actions didn't actually occur yet!! Press apply and they start
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03 Jul 2012   #47
Tomha

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Ok, clicked apply, its working on it now.
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03 Jul 2012   #48
Kaktussoft

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Did you have "automatic updates" enabled in the old win7 installation? So every now and then it was installing win7 updates? If so service pack was installed automatically months ago. The service pack 1 includes the patch I suggest to install many posts back.
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03 Jul 2012   #49
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tomha View Post
Ok, clicked apply, its working on it now.
Does it first copy System Reserved (backup)? If so has been created now I think (?) Do you see it in disk management? You can deassign the drive letter now
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03 Jul 2012   #50
Tomha

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I tended to avoid automatic updates, they really annoyed me. Occasionally it installed some, I don't know whether it will have it or not. Mind you the install was made around mid last year I suppose...maybe later? I would say it probably does have it, but I cant be sure.
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