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Windows 7: Extending Windows 7 partition?

08 Oct 2009   #11
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi
you don't need to restore the whole image again - Restore MBR is a separate 20 sec job.

You shouldn't normally have to restore the MBR.

Incidentally if you do get a boot failure (usually very rare - I've used T.I almost weekly for all sorts of moving / cloning system images) you can "repair" the W7 boot by using the Repair option from the Windows 7 install DVD.

If you haven't got one create one from the ISO.

Luckily so far as W7 isn't out yet we don't have that abomination that existed with VISTA where a lot of computers came "pre-installed with Vista" but without an install disk.

You mentioned Dual booting -- now this is a different problem to that mentioned in the OP.

For dual booting you need to mess around with Easy BCD to restore the boot menu.
Once you've got the boot menu OK you can backup / restore the different OS'es at will without any problem.

Cheers
jimbo


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08 Oct 2009   #12
City Builder

Windows Vista 64 bit and Windows 7
 
 

Okay, I tried the Easy BCD, unfortunately it tells me that there is only one entry in the bootloader (Vista) and doesn't even give me the option to choose to add a Windows 7 entry, only 98, 2000, xp vista etc. Hmmmm, flippity flap, it's never easy.
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08 Oct 2009   #13
Snufffed

 

There is a FREE program which works in Windows 7.
I'm sure it will do exactly what you want.

google "REFLECT". for your version. x86 or x64

I use Acronis and it works perfect. moving the partition any way you want.. but a noobie friend of mine suggested REFLECT. (FREE)
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20 Oct 2009   #14
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by City Builder View Post
Okay, I tried the Easy BCD, unfortunately it tells me that there is only one entry in the bootloader (Vista) and doesn't even give me the option to choose to add a Windows 7 entry, only 98, 2000, xp vista etc. Hmmmm, flippity flap, it's never easy.
Maybe too late but, in EasyBCD you use 'Vista' when your adding a Win7 option to the Boot menu.

Hopefully they will add the Win7 option soon.
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21 Oct 2009   #15
City Builder

Windows Vista 64 bit and Windows 7
 
 

Just a little but thanks just the same for trying to help. Im sure many other people looking to do what I needed to do will also find this thread, it is after all how I found this forum in the first place.

I chose to just reinstall 7 from scratch and resintall my programs all over again to be sure everything was clean and not going to give me a headache down the road. All is now well.
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