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#1 simolly


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Posted 27 January 2014 - 09:30 PM

can I make a system image of win.7 pro and install on a new computor which is running wind. 8.

I would like to take an image of wind.8 install wind7 then reinstall wind.8 as dual boot. this means I can have all my

files and scrap the old machine.

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#2 Greg62702


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Posted 28 January 2014 - 08:51 AM

Use Clonezilla to make the image to a network drive.

#3 stillgrey


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Posted 28 January 2014 - 10:06 AM

Rather than dual boot, I think you should consider putting the Win7 box in a VM (Virtual Machine) in the Win 8 box.  That way you can run both at the same time if you like.  As well you will probably have major issues moving your Win7 to different hardware.


Look at Disk2VHD to create a VHD of your Win 7 Box

Then look at Virtualbox to run the Virtual Machine(s)


All this is free and good stuff to know how to do :)

#4 hamluis



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Posted 28 January 2014 - 12:46 PM

No, almost certainly...unless the system with the Win 7 install has a retail license.


If an OEM system, the license is tied to the system, moving Windows to another system violates the EULA.  Have you read the EULA for your license re Win 7?



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Posted 28 January 2014 - 02:24 PM

I'll also give you a no.  You might be able to make this work, but I wouldn't bet on it.  The method for making a multi-boot machine is to install the oldest operating system (OS) first, then then next oldest, and so on.  Installing Windows 7 and then pushing down a Windows 8 image would be a nightmare to try and get working properly.


Found this thread about how to install 145 OSes on a machine.

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