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Windows 7: Dual boot setup by adding image to partition

13 Feb 2013   #21
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

More the files off F, delete it in Disk Mgmt. Run Acronis True image from C, save a backup image to H.

Then apply the image to former F space using Auto drive letter selection, no Active flag, Primary Partition, no MBR or Track0.

Once image is applied, look for its drive letter in C explorer, install EasyBCD to add the newly imaged OS by drive letter, type and name.

Reboot to see if you get the Dual Boot menu and if the new OS will boot. If not run Startup Repair on it from DVD or Repair CD. Report back any errors that persist.


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14 Feb 2013   #22
juansavage

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
More the files off F, delete it in Disk Mgmt. Run Acronis True image from C, save a backup image to H.

Then apply the image to former F space using Auto drive letter selection, no Active flag, Primary Partition, no MBR or Track0.

Once image is applied, look for its drive letter in C explorer, install EasyBCD to add the newly imaged OS by driver letter, type and name.

Reboot to see if you get the Dual Boot menu and if the new OS will boot. If not run Startup Repair on it from DVD or Repair CD. Report back any errors that persist.
This did the trick. I greatly appreciate your help.
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14 Feb 2013   #23
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by juansavage View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
More the files off F, delete it in Disk Mgmt. Run Acronis True image from C, save a backup image to H.

Then apply the image to former F space using Auto drive letter selection, no Active flag, Primary Partition, no MBR or Track0.

Once image is applied, look for its drive letter in C explorer, install EasyBCD to add the newly imaged OS by driver letter, type and name.

Reboot to see if you get the Dual Boot menu and if the new OS will boot. If not run Startup Repair on it from DVD or Repair CD. Report back any errors that persist.
This did the trick. I greatly appreciate your help.
Quite easy. Glad you solved the issue
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