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Windows 7: How would I move my Windows 7 partition?

21 May 2009   #11

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Vista x64 / 7 X64


If you are talking about restoring the image to another partition - you can - then add the new entry to bcd so you have the option to boot into it.

Alternatively, use the "Copy" partition fuction of Paragon partition Manager. Copy the existing 7 partition to unallocated space and you can select the partition size on the fly, and it will update bcd for you.

What Lordbob did ( I think) was install 7 to the new drive, then overwrite the installation by restoring the backup image to that same partition.

That is assuming you still want to keep the first HD as the drive you boot thru. If you wish to change it to make the second HD the one to boot thru ( or have the choice of booting thru either, by changing the HD boot order in the Bios ), you need additional steps.

Hope it helps

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21 May 2009   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
What Lordbob did ( I think) was install 7 to the new drive, then overwrite the installation by restoring the backup image to that same partition.
I don't remember, but I think I meant that just the backup worked great. For him, he could do the backup, then restore from a new install.

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22 May 2009   #13

xp, vista, win 7

i ended up just cloning the entire drive then deleting win7 from one and vista from the other. used win 7 dvd to repair startup/boot then i expanded the partitions. now each os is on a seperate drive. only problem is that my dvd burner has disappeared from xp, not in device manager or disk management.
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22 May 2009   #14

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Hi all

Best FREE partition manipulation software is GPARTED

download from here

GParted -- Welcome

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