Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Two Windows 7 OS's?

26 Dec 2011   #1

Windows 7 x64 RC1, Vista Ultimate, XP Pro
Two Windows 7 OS's?

I have a Windows 7 OS on my computer however I will disconnect it and put in a internal removable SSD drive which I will put Windows 7 on it and rebuild it from scratch. (The same OS and it is not an OEM) I paid $200 for the home premium. I have a certain amount to time to activate it. The question is I should be able to have my OS on one drive and the same OS on another drive in case of a crash. So I will never have both OS's on at the same time because I only paid for one. But this is only in case of a crash I can switch to my old hard drive. It's just a way of backing up my OS so I'm not stuck for a day trying to re-build it. Not being a lawyer I believe this should be OK?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Dec 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP


The modern way to do this is to keep a Win7 backup image stored on the other HD or externally so that if Win7 becomes irreparable you simply reimage to C in 20 minutes and you're back up and running.

Keep your latest files and image backed up automatically using Win7 backup center:
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
Backup User and System Files

If you want the latest file set on another partition so it is ready upon reimage of OS, link your User folders this way: User Folders - Change Default Location
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Two Windows 7 OS's?

Thread Tools

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 00:48.
Twitter Facebook Google+