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Windows 7: Partition Windows 7 hard drive and run a full image.

07 May 2017   #41
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

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Are you saying that I need to do boot media first and then boot into that to create my partition?
Yes.
Preos is where a partitioner restarts into a dos type environment.
Beacuse that isn't possible on your test machine, use boot media.

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I have a consultants appointment tomorrow
Good luck tomorrow.


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07 May 2017   #42
Paul Black

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thank you.
I do appreciate all your time and help on this.
Tomorrow is another day so I will have another go tomorrow afternoon.

Cheers
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08 May 2017   #43
Paul Black

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I tried to create a bootable USB, and it said that I needed Windows AIK, so I went to the AOMEI site and downloaded it from there from the Microsoft link and saved the KB3AIK_EN.iso to my Desktop.

Here is the link:

http://www.disk-partition.com/help/winaik.html

I then downloaded and run MagicISO and I had to uninstall AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard and reinstall it as per running MagicISO instructions.

How do I get it onto my USB as mounted so it is bootable please?

Thanks in advance.
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08 May 2017   #44
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Your win7 test machine has a few issues. It asked for waik because your winre.wim is not linked to the bcd entry.

You might not need to install waik,, if we can locate your winre.wim.

On second thoughts, just download a copy of my boot media- they already have partition manager and backupper included:


64bit

17514x64.iso

32bit

A23x86.iso
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08 May 2017   #45
Paul Black

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I ommited to say that my test machine is Vista. It ws a bad day yesterday, sorry,
I will download a copy of my boot media and try that, thanks.
Is my boot media as good as AOMEI?
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08 May 2017   #46
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

My boot media has internet connection, and I made those a little while ago.

Some programs in them might offer to update. Don't bother, the programs work fine as they are.

It is the best boot media - explorer, browser, audio, ( you can even play videos on youtube ) all windows system recovery tools, Eset antivirus, data recovery, partitioning, installing, disk image and restore, etc.

It looks the same as windows, with a start menu, etc. so you will find your way around immediately.
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08 May 2017   #47
Paul Black

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thank you, but unfortunately it is saying:

Sorry, something went wrong
Our server is having a problem. We're working to fix it as soon as we can, so try again in a few minutes.

I tried the A23x86.iso one because I want to look at it on my test machine and partition and image before I do it on my Windows 7 machine.

I will try again in a little while.
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08 May 2017   #48
Paul Black

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I'm not having much luck tonight, still saying...

Sorry, something went wrong
Our server is having a problem. We're working to fix it as soon as we can, so try again in a few minutes.

Oh well!!!
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08 May 2017   #49
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Connection to onedrive Working fine for me.

As I made those a few months ago, I might have included Partition Wizard (PW) rather than Partition Assists. It doesn't matter as PW is very similar and will do the job fine
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08 May 2017   #50
Paul Black

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I have just tried it again and still no luck. I don't think I have got onedrive on this computer.
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