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Windows 7: Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD

13 Jun 2012   #50
ciarals

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for the tip. I won't have the PC in my hands until Friday, so now I'm just telling my girl what se has to do... Partition Wizard, boot, etc. is too much for her... I'll just ask her to make me a screenshot of Vista Disk Management and see if it's more accurate than XP. If it's not, I'll check it up on Friday.

Just for my curiosity, I've always used GParted. This Partition Wizard seems very similar to it: are there any differences? Should I use PW instead of GP?


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13 Jun 2012   #51
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

That is a matter of taste and what you are used to. If you know how to operate GParted, you may want to continue using that.

I have never made a functional comparison of the two programs. I use PW because it has some nifty functions - but if you make a mistake, you can easily lose stuff. Has happened to me when I lost all partitions on a disk - but I had the images so it was no big deal. Since then I always advise to make images before one manipulates partitions.
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13 Jun 2012   #52
ciarals

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for your reply.

We can't have any other more infos about the partitions, a part from the screenshot I made.

You said me that 'Active' means that it contains the bootmgr. We don't know what partition is actually active. But if I use EasyBCD, would it be a nice way to know? I mean, if it says that the bootmgr is on D, it's all ok, let's format C. If it says that it's on C, I'll move it using EasyBCD and then format C.

Am I wrong or is it correct? Thanks again for your nice help.
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13 Jun 2012   #53
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Yes, in EasyBCD you should be able to id the bootpartition in the 'View Settings' tab like the example in my picture.


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13 Jun 2012   #54
ciarals

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thank you again, this was exactly what I was thinking. So:

- Make an image of the drive
- Check and, if needed, change the default boot drive with EasyBCD
- Partition job with Gparted

If this is all correct, I'll let you know if all went OK.
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13 Jun 2012   #55
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Looks good, except when you make images you make an image for each partition individually. Else it would be a 'clone' (whole drive) which I do not recommend for many reasons.
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13 Jun 2012   #56
ciarals

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes, of course, I was intending an image of each partition
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13 Jun 2012   #57
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I wish you lots of luck.
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13 Jun 2012   #58
ciarals

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks again for all
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03 Jul 2012   #59
tHarris

Ontario
 
 
Thanks...

Very helpful and informative. Thanks.
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