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Windows 7: Cloned Drive with Windows 7

19 May 2009   #11
nvteleskier

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Hi,

Try using Paragon to perform a partitioning operation on that drive - anything you like, create and format a partition out of the unallocated space .

You may find it updates the o/s partition table for you.
SiW2,
Thanks a million for your help. I'm currently out of town on business and haven't had a chance to reply. I tried using Paragon to repartition the drive, but it doesn't work with a 64 bit OS. So, I downloaded a new W7, installed it on the previous W7 disk and it runs great. A few problems: it doesn't dual boot with my Vista 64 and when I was in W7, I tried to use Windows Easy Transfer, which I had used to create a transfer file in Vista to a spare external drive. When I try to transfer to W7 disk, W7 tells me there is not enough space on the drive. It's a 1TB drive and shows as a 900+GB partition in disk management.

When I have a chance, I'll try reformatting the disk and doing a new install.
Thanks again,
nvteleskier


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19 May 2009   #12
johngalt

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nvteleskier View Post
I installed W7 on my D: drive and it was only 80GB, and had everything running to my satisfaction. Started adding a few programs from my Vista install and thought the drive was to small, so cloned the drive unto a backup drive and installed a 1TB drive. Cloned the image back unto the new drive, but when I try to dual boot, it doesn't see W7. I tried booting from the W7 disk, to do a startup repair, but it doesn't see W7 installed on the new drive.

Any ideas?
Ummm....

When you cloned the original 80 GB drive you only cloned the 'System' (aka boot) partition, not the 'boot' (aka System) partition that is usually around 100 MB in size....

Also, if you'll look at my setup:

Attachment 11405

You'll see me using a 60 GB partition - which I have yet to exceed, in terms of space.

Plus, my Tablet PC laptop has only an 80GB HD to begin with.

You;'ll be hard pressed to fill that up unless you do a boatload of large file downloading....
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