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Windows 7: How to Windows 7 Partition restore to a Preinstalled Windows 8

24 Sep 2014   #11


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
This command alone will convert a Legacy Win7 partition clone/image to EFI?
That command add win7 efi to the bcd boot menu. Just like normal bcdboot command for add normal win7 boot entries. In fact you can modify a wrong entry manually.

Bcdedit /set {ID GUID}  path  \windows\system32\winload.efi
That's all you have to do. I did it a long time ago. I hope I remember the steps correctly(?)
So the image is not dependent upon its OS MBR formatting and will auto-adjust to GPT?

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24 Sep 2014   #12

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OP must test it. I'm not 100% sure
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28 Oct 2014   #13

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@gregrocker I am not sure what are you referring to.
I did additional test. Surprisingly the Basic Disk will auto convert to GPT after restoring the partition.

I tested with EaseUS and AOMEI partition managers (both free).

@Kaktussoft Yes it works. Yes I know the licensing issue too but I am using either of the OS at any one time and not both.
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