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Windows 7: Duplicate copy of Win7 on secondary SSD after restoring old system img

05 May 2016   #11

Windows 7 Professional x64, Arch Linux

LOL, I just googled the Windows\Panther directory. Apparently it's used for logging during install and initial setup or upgrade, can grow to several GB, and is perfectly safe to delete. Seems like that should have been a job for Disk Cleanup...

People gripe about the $ cost of Windows, but I'm much more bothered by the GB cost. Since Vista, MS seems to have a complete disregard for the amount of space Windows requires.

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05 May 2016   #12

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM

The DM screen print in post #6 shows your Page File is on the [E] drive.
I would move the Page File to the [C] drive, at least temporarily.
Virtual Memory Paging File - Change
Did you intentionally move the Page File to a non-C partition ?

Having that file on a different partition than [C] can cause "problems" with the built in Windows Imaging utility.
Third party imaging utilities such as Macrium would work better with such a change.

To me it looks like Disk 0 is setup for Legacy Bios, there is no EFI partition.
To me it looks like Disk 1 is setup for UEFI, there is a EFI partition.
I don't know if/how that's possible, for both drives to boot Windows and work correctly.
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 Duplicate copy of Win7 on secondary SSD after restoring old system img

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