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Windows 7: System Image same as Cloned drive?

07 May 2016   #11
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

Just for information.

Do these thing make Restore Points work as they should when I'm booted into my Clone which is on it's own SSD.
I did this just to see if it could be done. My normal way is if a Clone goes bad I just make another Clone of the Original SSD that I normally use.

My post #86 and 88.

System Restore Point : Create at System Startup

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07 May 2016   #12

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

One potential problem with cloning is the copying of disk signatures with a standard MBR. Windows 7 will recognize a disk signature clash and allocate a new disk signature (it used to just put the disk offline). The problem is the BCD also uses the disk signature in the boot processs and it could result in boot problems. If you clone the whole drive and not just partitions Macrium may address this issue by fixing the BCD disk signature entry.
Then I just use imaging for my OS drive/partition and don't have a problem even migrating to a new drive.
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