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Windows 7: Dual boot with XP that now doesnt provide option

26 Oct 2009   #11
kwack

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

Just a quick replt to Gregrocker. I tried to do a image backup but as I have another drive with 320gb onthe utility looks to take a back up of this as well and I havent enough space. Can I just take an image of the Win7 partition??
Cheers

Kwack


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26 Oct 2009   #12
kwack

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

I have win 7 32 bit. So in terms of steps to take do I reformat the d drive first, it becomes unallocated and then move Win 7 across?
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26 Oct 2009   #13
kwack

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

If I want to copy across the Win 7 on the C drive. Is the following the correct course of acxtion

1) Reformat d drive
2) Copy across Win 7 to this drive
3) Rename D to C drive and then it should boot from ths firt drive on that HDD

Cheers

KWack
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26 Oct 2009   #14
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kwack View Post
Just a quick replt to Gregrocker. I tried to do a image backup but as I have another drive with 320gb onthe utility looks to take a back up of this as well and I havent enough space. Can I just take an image of the Win7 partition??
Cheers

Kwack
You would need to use 3rd party imaging software like Acronis. Did it say it wanted that much space?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kwack View Post
If I want to copy across the Win 7 on the C drive. Is the following the correct course of acxtion

1) Reformat d drive
2) Copy across Win 7 to this drive
3) Rename D to C drive and then it should boot from ths firt drive on that HDD

Cheers

KWack
Just delete the D:XP drive, mark C:Win7 drive active then copy it over to previous D: unallocated space (as it will require anyway).

You cannot change letter on a system drive and you want your Win7 to be C: anyway, so if it doesn't startup after restart from Partition Wizard, boot into Win7 installer and run Startup Repair 3 times which automates it all.
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26 Oct 2009   #15
kwack

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

Yep - I will use Easus to copy the Win 7 partition to my USBhard drive
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26 Oct 2009   #16
kwack

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

So I reformatted the Win XP drive and it went through its process inEasus rebooted etc. But teh drive letter still appears and has all of its allocated disk space used up.

Is this because it is a primary rather than logical#

Any ideas

Cheers

KWack
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26 Oct 2009   #17
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kwack View Post
So I reformatted the Win XP drive and it went through its process inEasus rebooted etc. But teh drive letter still appears and has all of its allocated disk space used up.

Is this because it is a primary rather than logical#

Any ideas

Cheers

KWack
Why did you format it instead of just delete it?

You don't want a partition there, except for the C:Win7 you copy over to there into unallocated space

So delete the D: and make it unallocated space

Then right click on the C: Win7 drive and copy it. It will ask where you want to put it so point it to the first partition space where D:XP was.
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26 Oct 2009   #18
kwack

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

Checking teh Easus instructiosn I think it didnt format as teh D drive is still active which suggests it is active. Not suer what to do to be honest. I can deselect the active status and then format

Whilst teh C drive wirth Win 7 on says Boot
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26 Oct 2009   #19
kwack

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

Ok cheers will try deleting and then copyng across to unallocated spcae

Thanks agian

Kwack
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26 Oct 2009   #20
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kwack View Post
Yep - I will use Easus to copy the Win 7 partition to my USBhard drive
You cannot run Win7 from a USB drive. Nothing was said about using a USB drive.

I thought you wanted to delete the D:XP first partition and move C:Win7 into its space.

If so delete XP partition, mark C:Win7 active then move the C: Win7 over into the unallocated space, then use Startup Repair to make it boot.

We have helped many do this here in the past two days. People want to bail out of XP as soon as they see Win7, but it is not so easy.
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