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Windows 7: Win 7 copy corrupts Win XP filesystem

08 Jun 2011   #11
Stuart CDS

Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit
 
 

I never did figure out the answer to my original question; how can I force Win 7 to make a copy of the old drive without writing to the source and thus breaking it.

What I've resorted to is making a complete second backup drive via our IT's backup software, and using that as the source for the copy to the Win 7 drive. That way any (illegal) writes to the source won't affect my original laptop. Annoying but true.

Also, a few items like "\System Volume Information" required me to add Admin as Full Control before it would copy. I suspect this is an equivalent-effect operation as the take ownership workaround I've seen posted.

Also, I was wrong. It turns out XP also can't make a complete image of its own drive, due to attempting to obey NTFS file permissions. So Win 7 is the second OS that can't make a complete image of an old hard drive. (The last time I tried that with Win XP, it was from Win 98 to Win XP, and I don't think Win 98 had the NTFS file permissions.)

I don't know why this is such a hassle in Windows. Under Linux, when you're root you can do what you want, making these sorts of hard drive copies is a single command.

Thanks all for the help.


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08 Jun 2011   #12
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

Your question.
I never did figure out the answer to my original question; how can I force Win 7 to make a copy of the old drive without writing to the source and thus breaking it.
Answer.
You don't force Windows 7 to do anything you work with it and others.
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08 Jun 2011   #13
Stuart CDS

Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit
 
 

Disagree.

What I want is perfectly reasonable and well within the capability of Win7.

What Win7 gives me is what Microsoft *thinks* I want, which isn't the same thing at all.

Therefore, I must force it to do what I want.
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08 Jun 2011   #14
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

When I've mad a backup/image with Windows 7 built-in tools (Backup) I always use a different destination than the source. Works better.
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