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Windows 7: Back up onto partion

04 Jan 2010   #11
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Lol sorry to be a pain, but i dont know how to do most of that xD

im only 14, its alright to leave the XP partions however it does now get annoying to selet 7

Once again, could you give me a quick run throught on how to do this just real quick i dont wanna take up all ur time


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04 Jan 2010   #12
gregrocker

 

How old is your brother? Can he help you do this?

I'll be glad to give you both the steps but I think you need some help there to do this, right?

It isn't alright to leave XP partition as it will screw up the installation.
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04 Jan 2010   #13
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

My Brother is 22, however he doesnt live at home, nor does he come home often, and yea i think i will need some help.

The only problem is since i couldn't get my internet to instaill on XP and Vista on Virtual PC im scared it wont work on 7
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04 Jan 2010   #14
gregrocker

 

Is internet working now on Win7?

Did you set it up?

You know that when you pay for internet service, it includes tech support to walk you through all of that?
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04 Jan 2010   #15
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I know it includes tech support, it working on 7 now, but that only because my brother did an upgraded install to 7. Thats why im trying to do a clean, to have a fresh start, oh and btw my Windows 7 disk is an upgraded disk
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04 Jan 2010   #16
gregrocker

 

Upgrade version is fine. When you boot it the DVD will scan the HD and see another OS to allow upgrade key.

If not there are workarounds to get Upgrade version to work even on a wiped drive: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Mitch, why don't you talk with your brother and tell him that XP partition needs to be formatted over during the clean reinstall, or else the MBR in XP partition will mess up the install.

Tell him there's plenty of room to make a new data partition at the end of the drive, by shrinking Vista partition.

It's better anyway to have the OS at the first of the drive where the laser parks, for faster laser read.

If your brother says this is all cool, then if you want I will give you both the steps to use to repartition and install Win7.
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04 Jan 2010   #17
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

But i have no way to talk to him, and he wont agree with me doing a clean install, he would be like you wont need it. Blah Blah blah. He is never home so he still wont be able to do it.

I still dont see why i cant just replace my windows 7 that i have now with a clean instaill of 7, with all my picture ect put onto xp partion
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04 Jan 2010   #18
gregrocker

 

Well you can try, but the installer is going to be majorly confused by that XP MBR, try to configure a dual boot that goes nowhere, update the MBR in XP which will be borked from the start.

On a single OS install the MBR System Active partition belongs in Win7, not a half uninstalled XP partition.

You know how to use Disk Management, right? It is completely safe if you don't set something Active.

Right click on Win 7 partition and see how much it will shrink, then select enough MB to comfortably store all your data. Then rightclick format that space Logical NTFS, label it DATA.
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04 Jan 2010   #19
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

1. i dont know what MBR IS
2. Sorta know how to use disk magament
3.attached a picture coz i dident know what to do


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04 Jan 2010   #20
gregrocker

 

It only wants to give up 83 gigs, which is weird since it says it has 292 gigs free. It probably needs defragging badly or has a system file in the way of shrinking. Try Disk cleanup and Defrag later.

Is 83 gigs enough for your data?

It would be good to make a separate partition for your backup image so you could start over at any time by reimaging your Win7 partition back on the HD. How much disk space did the imaging app want when you tried it earlier?
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