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Windows 7: Install image on different partition

30 Jun 2010   #21
hackerman1

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 

hi !

no, SAME folder...

read the part under
Saving space again...

a short clip from my post:

Saving space

As you can see above both O/Ss see the Program-partition as “E”, so here is a little “trick” I use, when i install a program under fx. Windows 7, I install it on “E”.
fx. Program “ABCD” is installed on E:\program files\ABCD\
if i want to have the same program also on WS2008, i ONCE AGAIN install it to the SAME folder on “E”.

ive used that little "trick" with XP & Vista, Vista & W7, W7 & WS2008.

when running the install the second time you of course get the notification that "the folder already exist...", but just continue.

this works because both O/Ss see the program-partition as "E:"
even though you install on "E:", some MS-programs like fx. Office also installs some files on the system-partition,
but you still save a lot of space.




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30 Jun 2010   #22
hackerman1

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 

fritzman: if you have more questions, ill be glad to help you,
but i suggest you post in my "performance-thread" instead, so this thread can stay on topic...
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30 Jun 2010   #23
fritzman

Win7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

Thanks for clarifying that... definitely worth a go.
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01 Jul 2010   #24
rdwray

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Won't work, you can't clone partitions using Win7 Recovery... Where's the Tylenol and the install DVD????
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01 Jul 2010   #25
gregrocker

 

I would use free Partition Wizard bootable CD's Copy function since you don't want to copy the MBR anyway. It lets you choose a drive letter for the copied OS.

You will be copying into Unallocated Space you create next to the existing partition.

Once you boot into original OS after copy/reimaging, install EasyBCD 2.0 beta after doing quick forum registration to use beta. Then Add new Win7 on Add/Remove tab to create the Dual Boot Menu.

I have used PW Copy utility to do this and both work fine.

If you want more detailed steps, post back a screenshot of your full Disk Mgmt drive map, using SNipping tool in Start Menu.
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01 Jul 2010   #26
fritzman

Win7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Once you boot into original OS after copy/reimaging, install EasyBCD 2.0 beta after doing quick forum registration to use beta. Then Add new Win7 on Add/Remove tab to create the Dual Boot Menu.
Any reason for using the beta rather than the earlier final version?
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01 Jul 2010   #27
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

It has a lot more functions - current beta build may be final.
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