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Will Win7 Hidden Install Partition Still Work After Cloning and Restoring to a New Hard Drive

I have a laptop with Windows 7 whose hard drive is failing. There is no install disk and a fresh install is done via the bios and a hidden partition containing the Win7 install files. I'd like to ...
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How to merge windows recovery disk images?

I have 3 Windows recovery disk images (.iso files). How do I marge then into 1 disk image so I can put it into my pen drive. I don't have any disks and don't want to buy anything. I try ...
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Can I simply copy a factory image from an HDD to an SSD before going through the first-time Windows setup, and keep Windows genuine?

I got my laptop back from the repair facility today, and found it was reset with "factory preload software," which includes a fresh install of Windows 7 Professional. I started my laptop to see it ...
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1answer
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Windows 7 system image: Previous increment not visible in Explorer

I tried out the backup tool built into Windows 7 Pro x64. In the help text, it says: "If you're saving your system images on an internal or external drive, or on CDs or DVDs, you can keep several ...
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Windows System Image generation: how is Unallocated space handled?

I am cleaning up an old Acer Aspire Revo NetTop Windows 7 mini-PC. Its Hard disk drive has three partitions: 1: OEM Recovery partition - 12GB 2: System reserved - 100MB 3: C:\ Main - ~400GB (as I ...
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1answer
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Consistency during Windows 7 system image creation

On Windows 7 I am creating a system image of the system drive (C: in my case) onto an external USB harddisk. The process is taking long (has been running for an hour now). My question: I am taking ...
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Is it possible to move a 32bit laptop HDD (with win 7 already installed) to a 64 bit machine?

I have a HP laptop(32 bit machine), 160 GB HDD with windows 7(32 bit) and all programs, profiles etc ,set up to my liking. I would like to a move this HDD to a brand new Dell laptop(64 bit machine) ...
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Do I need to Sysprep Windows 7?

Let's say I have one image and I want to put the same image on many identical Lenovo laptops. These new laptops have site licenses (Office 2010, Windows 7). My questions: What software do you ...
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2answers
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Move existing Windows 7 installation to new computer?

I have a Windows 7 64-bit installation on my current PC, and I want to move it to a new PC .. I do NOT have a problem with licensing, as the new system already has its own new Windows 7 license, which ...
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1answer
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How can I create a backup of my computer like amazon's AMI

Hello I use a windows 7 desktop, and in the last 4 weeks I have had 12 developers join my team, and it has been a hard time to get their boxes up and running. I was researching an option where I could ...
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Altering a Clonezilla Image

I've got a clonezilla image that I need to change out two license keys in. Is it possible to boot from the image and run off it to make changes? It's an image of Windows 7.
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Where do I download Windows 7 home premium SP1 OEM version disk image legally? [duplicate]

Is there any legitimate place where I can download Windows 7 home premium SP1 OEM version? I want to re-install Windows, but I've lost my Windows install disk. I'm considering downloading the disk ...
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1answer
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Migrating Windows 7 from a drive whose current active/bootable partition is a proprietary 'recovery' partition

I have a Toshiba laptop with a failing HD which I plan to swap for an SSD. The current setup sees the laptop booting silently through a 'recovery' partition which I'm assuming is proprietary to ...
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1answer
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Creating a Windows 7 image with Ghost to install from CD?

I have about 50 identical laptops that need to all be running Windows 7 with some extra programs and drivers. My boss is telling me to prepare one laptop, then use Ghost to create a bootable CD from ...
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1answer
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Restore a system image

I created a system image in a network location on Windows 7. How can I restore this system image in case of a failure?
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Is it possible to find out the version/edition of windows installation on disk?

Is it possible to find out what version of windows 7 I have installed (for example home premium 64-bit) by looking at the files on the disk. The disk I have is a MBR installed windows copied to a GPT ...
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How can I create a full disk image in Windows 7?

I've just bought a new laptop, it came with Windows 7 installed, and I would like to install linux. I know I can have both, but just in case I want to first backup everything. I want to copy an image ...
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1answer
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Retrieve folder from WindowsImageBackup without original PC

I've had to RMA a faulty laptop recently and backed up everything apart from 1 file that I forgot about. The file will still exist when I get my laptop back as I took a full C: drive image using the ...
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Size mathematics in System Image Creation seem absurd? (0x80780119)

This question seems to keep coming up in Microsoft Answers. Unfortunately, it never seems to be solved... on Microsoft Answers. Hopefully someone here will have a better idea. I'm trying to create a ...
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2answers
130 views

Can you edit partitions on a disk image?

I partitioned my hard drive into three partitions of various sizes. Then I installed Windows 7 Ultimate and went through the standard series software installations and updates. I used the Windows 7 ...
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2answers
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How can I migrate a Windows 7 system image into a VirtualBox VM?

I have a Windows 7 system image (as in Microsoft's built-in backup, not dd or Norton Ghost). Can I convert it into a VirtualBox image? I'm aware that you can do this with dd images. Even if I'm able ...
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1answer
101 views

how to restore the backup of windows installation disk image

I had low disk space problem in windows 7 installation. And there was no way to increase the volume size of my C: drive. So I first backup the disks unix cat command. cat /dev/sdb1 > ...
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Windows 7 Backup and Restore after partition format and other OS install

I have a laptop with Windows 7. I have used the built-in Backup and Restore feature to create a system image on an external hard drive and I have created a recovery disk. The system image included ...
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1answer
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Differential Backup with Scheduling, Manual Naming, Browsing, Cleanup

I'm looking for a local disk image / disaster recovery backup solution for Windows 7 that can do the following... Schedule a full disk image once every 3 months Schedule a weekly differential image ...
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Do registry issues with Windows 7 persist through a recovery from a system image?

So I need a bit of advice, please; here's my situation: I have 1) a system image on an a brand new external 1 TB SATA drive, that I managed to successfully capture before my 2) primary system ...
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Restore/Imaging On Different Physical Machines

I've used a couple of disk-imaging tools in the past; but they always required the hardware on the machine be identical to the one that created the image. Is this still the case? I have a ...