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Windows 7: added 3rd partition boots to 2nd.

16 Mar 2016   #1

7 Home Premium - 32bit
added 3rd partition boots to 2nd.

1. XP (active, boot)
2. Win7

boot menu worked fine.
cloned partition 2 to partition 3. used Easy BCD Edit to add it. Called it Win7Prod
If I choose Win7Prod from the boot menu, it boots to partition 2. How do I fix this?

Current setting: (currently booted into Win7 to pull this info)
Windows Boot Manager
identifier {9dea862c-5cdd-4e70-acc1-f32b344d4795}
device partition=D:
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {7ea2e1ac-2e61-4728-aaa3-896d9d0a9f0e}
default {84142de3-b7d4-11e3-95b8-e9e0efd83c8e}
resumeobject {84142de2-b7d4-11e3-95b8-e9e0efd83c8e}
displayorder {84142dee-b7d4-11e3-95b8-e9e0efd83c8e}
toolsdisplayorder {b2721d73-1db4-4c62-bf78-c548a880142d}
timeout 10
displaybootmenu Yes

Real-mode Boot Sector
identifier {84142dee-b7d4-11e3-95b8-e9e0efd83c8e}
device partition=D:
path \NST\easyldr2
description Windows XP

Windows Boot Loader
identifier {84142de3-b7d4-11e3-95b8-e9e0efd83c8e}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows 7
locale en-US
inherit {6efb52bf-1766-41db-a6b3-0ee5eff72bd7}
recoverysequence {84142de4-b7d4-11e3-95b8-e9e0efd83c8e}
recoveryenabled Yes
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {84142de2-b7d4-11e3-95b8-e9e0efd83c8e}
nx OptIn
pae Default
sos No
debug No

Windows Boot Loader
identifier {84142df0-b7d4-11e3-95b8-e9e0efd83c8e}
device partition=E:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows 7 Production
locale en-US
osdevice partition=E:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {8402374c-ebd4-11e5-b8a7-806e6f6e6963}

My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Mar 2016   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64

Typically when you clone a partition or drive, if you used a cloning tool, you would need to remove the original drive before booting to the clone.

Since it is a clone, the Windows boot loader gets confused.

I would use a backup software to create an image of partition 2 and recover it to partition 3. Then use Easy BCD to fix the boot.

What did you use to clone the partition?

Also, the EULA would require you to get another Windows 7 license since two Windows 7 installations are on the same system.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Mar 2016   #3

7 Home Premium - 32bit

I used ghost 8.3 32bit (the last of the original Ghost code before Norton changed it completely)
I ran it while booted in partition 1

I cloned it to be used as a Windows 10 upgrade test.

There were originally 4 partitions:
1. xp
2. xp 64 bit
3. win7
4. win8 (not 8.1) and this was the last OS to get installed.

i deleted 2 and 4. slid 3 over to fill the missing space from 2. all was fine. then cloned (it created a new partition in the empty space at the end of the drive).
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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