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Windows 7: MoBo swap in multiboot system using Paragon Adaptive Restore

11 Dec 2015   #1

Win 7 32 bit, Win 7 64 bit, Win Xp
MoBo swap in multiboot system using Paragon Adaptive Restore

Hi SevenForum,
I intend to exchange my Intel mobo (LGA 1156) for an Asus one (LGA1150).
In fact, I never dared to do that but after reading Kaktus nice tutorial I thought I'll give it a try.
But having a multiboot setup as an additional difficulty I thought I'd ask you before I proceed.
OK, here's my setup:
MoBo swap in multiboot system using Paragon Adaptive Restore-hds-partitions.jpg
so you see on disc 0 are Win7 32bit and Win7 64 bit installs,
disc 1 has two partitions for files,
on disc 2 there is another Win7 32bit install and three partitions for files,
disc 3 has two backup partitions,
disc 4 holds two WinXp partitions.

My greatest concern is that, after connecting the HDs to the new mobo, Windows will assign new drive letters
With the file storage partitions H,I,E,F,K,Y,Z I think this won't be an issue as I can rename them later on in Windows.
But I'm worried about the partitions where the OS's are on: wrong drive letter=OS won't boot.

An additional issue is that the 'Sys2' Win7 install which has the drive letter D, has on its own partition the drive letter C, which makes no problem atm, but maybe will do when installing the new mobo.

What do you think?
Maybe it would help to connect the drives successively?
Is the (physical) position of the SATA connectors on the mobo important / should be 'copied' from the old mobo?

It would be a real pita if I would have to reinstall the whole mess, so I really would like to use the P2P_adjust_OS way, if possible.

Thanks in advance!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Dec 2015   #2

Win 7 32 bit, Win 7 64 bit, Win Xp

Ok, I think I'll proceed as follows:
1 backup all important files on DVD
2 having the Paragon P2P iso CD ready
3 dismount old MoBo, Cpu + memory
4 mount it on new MoBo
5 connect just the Win7 32bit hd which was on disc 0,
6 boot system with p2P iso as documented in Kaktussoft's tutorial
7 if it works, I'll repeat these steps with just the drive connected where the other Win7 32bit system was on (formerly disc 2)
8 if I'm successful again, I'll 'just' have to bother with the former Xp installations; therefore I'll connect the remaining harddiscs, use Paragon iso etc...EasyBCD should help to get them bootable.
sounds easy but I'm sure I'm getting trouble somewhere..
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Jan 2016   #3

Win 7 32 bit, Win 7 64 bit, Win Xp

I finally did it, and thanks to the Paragon P2P iso it went quite smoothly.
The Win xp installations gave me some headache, but with Win7 it was unproblematically.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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