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Windows 7: Switching HDD for OS by keeping the configuration

04 Aug 2011   #11
theog

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Try looking in tools.


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04 Aug 2011   #12
speedgamer01

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Try looking in tools.
I can see that tab but it is disabled in the 40MB bootable little app
Sorry I couldnt find a screenshot of that exact situation.
Meanwhile I've read that these things don't support "dynamic disk".
I guess I have a dynamic partition,(see above) now I will convert it to basic disk somehow.
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04 Aug 2011   #13
theog

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04 Aug 2011   #14
Bare Foot Kid
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
To get back to Basic disk and to go with the information in the tutorials linked above, after you have copied out or made back-ups of the data you need to save to external media over-write the MBR with the diskpart clean command or wipe the entire HDD with the clean all command.


information   Information

To start fresh with a clean installation or a clean install with an upgrade version of Windows 7, it may be best to over-write the Master Boot Record of any possible corruption and then use the Windows installer to create and format the partition(s) for installation, have a look at the "#6 clean" option of Method One in this first tutorial linked below.
Secure Erase / Wipe : Definition and Methods

DISKPART : At PC Startup

If you want to completely over-write the entire Hard Disk Drive of any possible malware infection and / or to get the best possible space to do the install to or just for security purposes, have a look at these tutorials.
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
Additional Secure Erase / Wipe Information

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04 Aug 2011   #15
gregrocker

 

You state that you have created the Acronis boot CD but that you are running it from OS, even providing a screenshot. Which is it? Boot the CD to see if it sees the HD's as it should.

How to Boot your Computer from a Bootable CD or DVD - Boot to CD
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05 Aug 2011   #16
speedgamer01

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1
 
 

Thanks guys I got it finished today morning, I purchased Easeus todo backup and it worked fine from windows.
It took 1 and a half hour to copy the full disk on the fly, then I unplugged the old hd and booted fine from the new 1!
I still can't see the disks from the bootable utilities, but i dont care now... that screen was from another website, and it was not mine.
Thanks again !!
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05 Aug 2011   #17
theog

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Well done.

I personally, use Norton Ghost v15.
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05 Aug 2011   #18
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Good to see you found a solution and thanks for the update.
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