Problems restoring XP/Win 7 image

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by djg05, Jan 20, 2013.

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  1. djg05

    djg05 Registered Member

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    I have XP running on disk 0 and have installed Win 7 on Disk 2. After installing Win 7 I had to restore the XP image and consequently lost access to Win 7. I am assuming that restoring XP erased info about Win 7.

    Having now re-installed Win 7 and taken a fresh image of XP it should resolve this - am I correct?

    When I come to remove XP can the Win 7 image be written to the XP partition on Disk 0?

    Thanks
     
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    zapjb Registered Member

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    Um did you research dual booting, multibooting etc?

    Your post makes it sound like you're flying by the seat of your pants. Maybe I'm just reading it wrong.
     
  3. djg05

    djg05 Registered Member

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    I don't know if you are being smart or trying to be helpful, either way it doesn't move me forward.

    When you install Win 7 there is no information other than select a partition so don't understand what you are saying.

    I would appreciate it if anyone else here could give some pointers.
     
  4. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    Hi David

    What did you image with and what did you include in the image. THis could make a big difference, on who can help you.

    Pete
     
  5. djg05

    djg05 Registered Member

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    Hi Pete

    Good to see you again.

    I am using Active@Image. I have one image of XP on the original boot drive. On another drive I have Win 7 on the first partition of that disk.

    It was when I restored an XP image made before Win 7 was installed that seemed to erase access to Win 7. Just wondering having now made a fresh XP image that restoring it will no longer damage Win 7
     
  6. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

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    David,

    When you installed Win7, the booting files were installed to the Active primary partition on HD0, the WinXP partition. By restoring an image of WinXP that didn't contain the Win7 booting files, Win7 will no longer boot.

    I understand both OS work now but WinXP must be present for Win7 to boot. Unless you move the booting files.
     
  7. djg05

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    Thanks Brian

    Thought that was the case but was not sure of the mechanics of it.
     
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