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More resources Tom's Hardware Around the World Tom's Hardware Around the World Denmark Norway Finland Russia France Turkey Germany UK Italy USA Subscribe to Tom's Hardware Search the site Ok About prior formatting an external hhd, and with what file system? Acronis knew that and accounted for the downsize in the restore. I believe that your simplest route will be to re-install Windows. Source

It looks as if it will be safe to continue using Ubuntu (which seemed likely, as I have been able to repeatedly boot successfully). I want keep Vista to use for Win8 upgrade purposes and I want to keep Win7 on HDD just for safety and backup for a while to make sure the SSD My System Specs System Manufacturer/Model Number * BFK Customs * OS W 7 64-bit Ultimate CPU Intel Q9550 Yorkfield Motherboard ASUS P5Q Pro Memory 8GB Dominator 8500C5D Graphics Card ATI : Ask a new question Read More Storage Hard Drives Related Resources solved Can I Dual Boot windows 7 x64 and windows 7 x86? http://askubuntu.com/questions/222193/cloning-a-dual-boot-system-from-hdd-to-ssd

Clone Dual Boot Drive To Ssd

Please keep requests for help in the forums where everyone can see them, not in Private Messages. Some newer "Vista/7 compatible" partition managers, will "fix" the BCD (i.e. Will EasyBCD move the MBR to the SSD if I do this?

How would I eventually delete the old MBR if I wanted to do that? The host/boot was first backed up with the image option found in the CP>Backup & Restore for that drive. Finally, it did recognized NEITHER drive, NOR the cd/dvd drives. Clonezilla Bootable Usb I chose 'z'.

Just so I'm sure I've understood the methodology correctly: 1. Migrate Dual Boot To Ssd Step 1, create backup image of OS volume (Drive 1) onto Drive 2. 2. My HDD has 3 drives, C & D & Q - which one to clone to SSD? One option is to use the backup/restore ability, to make an image of the HDD OS which you can then restore, not as intended back on top of the original, but

i would need something that can clone a FULL drive, with however many different OSes are on it, and let me save the 'image' onto a backup drive so that if/when Ubuntu Clonezilla I installed Win7 on the SSD and it booted at times and got boot errors at others. OK, although the progress reports (using the kill/watch commands found here or elsewhere), seemed to indicate that most of the time, the Records Out were one less than the Records In. Note that the WInXP article you referred me to said the old partition should not be there at all.

  1. But with close to 10 years of updates, it would take forever to install, I would think...
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  4. I figured I could sort this out.
  5. Restart the computer.

Migrate Dual Boot To Ssd

Then set the BIOS to boot the HDD / OS you want as default and if you want to start the other (new) OS you use the BIOS one-time boot menu http://www.theblog.ca/transferring-dual-boot-hard-drive-to-ssd I connected the HDD and continued to boot fine. (That was when I discovered the BIOS peculiarity). Clone Dual Boot Drive To Ssd I'll look into both those suggestions. Clonezilla Clone Dual Boot System Both indicate how to resize the HD partitions, and copy the reduced-size partitions to the smaller SSD.

Many thanks again. this contact form What are my next steps? How to make it easier to cancel bookings for a class? From that point with the original source drive unplugged you would simply boot live from the 7 dvd to see the "latest image recommended" option that would take you right to Clonezilla Dual Boot

This way the OSs will boot independently of each other and there will be no boot conflicts between the 2 separate OSs to have to sort later. One option is to use the backup/restore ability, to make an image of the HDD OS which you can then restore, not as intended back on top of the original, but If I need to boot from the HDD I could change it back. have a peek here So it appears to be booting off the MBR on the SSD, but using the old HDD instance as the system it is booting.

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Finally, it did recognized NEITHER drive, NOR the cd/dvd drives.

Love those������ Last edited: Nov 3, 2012 bbrener, Nov 3, 2012 #7 Terry60 Coastline Designer Staff Member Joined: Nov 9, 2007 Messages: 10,068 Likes Received: 44 Trophy Points: 48 Occupation: Puzzled! I went to a computer place and had them assemble a new computer, sans hard drive (as I had two already), and sans OS (as I had a dual-boot Windows/Ubuntu). Clonezilla Tutorial How else would one eat them!Click to expand...

I need to make the SSD the C drive and boot its instance and preferably keep the HDD Win7 bootable as a backup plan. You must reset it every time you reconnect a drive. I knew to alter the Bios and so it seems I can choose that if the SSD goes wrong, I can simply boot the old way by altering the Bios again. Check This Out I realize that the safest approach is to install Windows again from scratch, but if there was a safe way to use a clone of my existing OS, it would save

Windows 7 Help Forums Windows 7 help and support Installation & Setup » User Name Remember Me? share|improve this answer answered Jun 21 '14 at 7:31 Martin 111 add a comment| up vote 0 down vote You should use Clonezilla Live. The usual remedies to repair Windows don't work well. bbrener, Nov 6, 2012 #17 Terry60 Coastline Designer Staff Member Joined: Nov 9, 2007 Messages: 10,068 Likes Received: 44 Trophy Points: 48 Occupation: Retired System Programmer Location: Wiltshire, England Are you