Dual-Boot: Second WIn7

Hi ...

I have a 1TB HDD with two partitions. On the first partition already WIN7 OS is installed and running. Now, on the second partition, I need to install windows 7 OS also. What is the best way to do dual boot of the two Windows 7.
Also, I need to set the name of the second windows 7 OS as "Standby WIN 7 64" in the Windows Boot Manager.



1,. make sure the two partitions are all PRIMARY type in order to make sure both copies can be bootable.

2. install the 2nd copy directly by choosing the 2nd partition when asked for the install destination.

3. once successfully installed the 2nd copy, manually modify the startup entry using BCDEDIT. you may run the utility from command line.

hope it helps,
bbao



1,. make sure the two partitions are all PRIMARY type in order to make sure both copies can be bootable.

2. install the 2nd copy directly by choosing the 2nd partition when asked for the install destination.

3. once successfully installed the 2nd copy, manually modify the startup entry using BCDEDIT. you may run the utility from command line.

hope it helps,
bbao



Also make sure you have two licenses for the two systems. I assume you do.

If one is a standby of the other, why not just make backups. That means you can get by with one license and achieve the same goal.



I'd install Boot-It BM and use it to manage the two installs.
http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/bootit-bare-metal.htm

This will let you completely isolate them from each other -- and indeed you can simply have two boots for the same OS [since it's the same machine, and never running more than one copy, a single license is all you need for this].

It will also let each OS "see" a C: drive, so there's no "fiddling" with different drive letters.



Look this article: http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Miscellaneous/A_685-Multiboot-system-configuration-from-scratch.html



Thank you for the resources.
I need to get an image from existing installed Windows 7 on a PC, and then move it to the second partition of the new Pc.
I understand there are different ways and utilities to do this, and i am looking for the practical working solution to avoid
Reinventing the wheel ...
Thank you for your help.

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