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

08 May 2017   #51
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

It is not on your computer. Onedrive is MS cloud storage where those links point to. It is working fine.

There is such a thing as a onedrive program for those who want to synchronize etc ( I dont have it ). Not required to download from links.

More likely your ISP is having a temporary problem.


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08 May 2017   #52
Paul Black

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

Thank you, I will try it tomorrow.
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09 May 2017   #53
Paul Black

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

I found out the problem.
It would not download in I.E., but did in Firefox, strange.
Anyway I have the ISO file now.
Booting it from the USB gave me a BOOTMGR is missing error.
How do I now get it to boot from the USB please?

Do you think it might be best to reinstall Windows 7 and create a secondary partition at install, then use AOMEI Backupper to image?

Thanks, Paul.
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09 May 2017   #54
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You need to format the usb to ntfs or fat32 . You have probably already done that. Then extract the entire contents of the iso onto the usb stick.


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Do you think it might be best to reinstall Windows 7 and create a secondary partition at install, then use AOMEI Backupper to image?
No, you would have get all the updates, and reinstall all your programs and settings.
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10 May 2017   #55
Paul Black

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

Thanks for the reply SIW2,

I am away for a few days and will not be back home until Friday.
Could I use MagicISO or somelike to extract the files from the ISO to the USB?
How big will the total files be please?

Thanks again SIW2.
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10 May 2017   #56
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I don't know if magiciso does that. I use 7-zip. The contents are about the same size as the iso.
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10 May 2017   #57
Paul Black

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

I actually used jZip which seemed to work.
I extracted everything into the USB.
There only seems to be two folders with data in, is that correct?
So can I atually boot from the USB now or am I totally missing the point?
I have a vista laptop with me so I could try it on here until I get home on Friday.
Thanks in advance.
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10 May 2017   #58
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

The layout on USB should be the same as the iso

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The folders shouldn't be empty. Not familiarwith jZip, but if everything was copied correctly, and the usb was formatted correctly, it should boot.


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16 May 2017   #59
Paul Black

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

Well I am back home at last, hooray.
My test machine is a 32-bit running Vista and ONLY has drive C:.
I unpacked all the files using 7-Zip from the My Boot Media(32-bit) - A23x86 on a NTFS formatted USB.
I changed the BIOS settings.
I put the USB in and booted the machine.
It said checking disk cancelled and then carried on to boot into Vista as normal.
What have I done wrong please?
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17 May 2017   #60
JanisS

windows7
 
 
9 Free Disk Partition Software Tools

You may take this article-https://www.lifewire.com/free-disk-partition-software-tools-2624950 as a reference for the difference of some good and free partition tools. And from the individual reviews of them, you may get clear on your questions holding at present.
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