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Windows 7: Is this possible? My copy of Win7 installed as a guest.

03 Jan 2010   #11
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You could - but why not make the boot partition also the ( potential ) system partition. I do it on all my o/s installations.

Create the boot critical files on each o/s partition.

Then, just choose which to use as the system partition by handing the Active flag to whichever you want.

To include more than one volume, e.g. C and S

WBADMIN START BACKUP -BACKUPTARGET:G: -INCLUDE:C: ,S: -QUIET

You could use a volume name - but it is easier to give the system volume drive letter S.


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03 Jan 2010   #12
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Thanks. Will give that a try in a bit. I'm not dual booting at this time. Running Vista, et al in VM's.
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03 Jan 2010   #13
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Hi SIW,

This is not working for me. I used the admin cmd prompt to run. Ran it once with the quiet modifier and it completed (fast) but when I went to the F drive, there was nothing there, hidden or otherwise. Tried it again without the quiet modifier just to see what happened. This is what I got.

Is this possible? My copy of Win7 installed as a guest.-cmdimage.png

Still nothing on F:


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03 Jan 2010   #14
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

I am certaing that if you create a VM product out of a Physical product (ie convert the w7 to a VM), you it will require activation. VM OS and physical OS are two different types of OSs. I don't know if MS has licenses for VM OS. Someting to check i suppose.

I had managed to Virtualise my live dual boot of Xp/W7, and from memory, w7 had non-genuine message comes up soon after i boot into it (or after a few boots, can't remember).
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03 Jan 2010   #15
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Very weird - works great for me.

It should have used up several gb on F.

Check and see if you have less space on F.

Also check for backup images like this:

wbadmin get versions -backupTarget:f:
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03 Jan 2010   #16
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Sorry, had to take a break. Space is not the problem. 200GB free. 112 used seems about right.

When I run the check, I get this,

Is this possible? My copy of Win7 installed as a guest.-cmd2.png

but still nothing on the F drive. If I search Computer, *.vhd, I get only those that already existed???

Will have to play with this some more tomorrow.


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