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2 win 7 on different disks

I have one win7 running on one disk and did a backup (with retrospect for mac). Then I installed a 2nd win7 on another disk and did a full restore from the backup. Now the 2nd win doesn't boot. May I make a repair from installation dvd for the 2nd to work?
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Gerwin Jansen

8/22/2022 - Mon
John

If you made the two Windows 7 systems form the same installation DVD (looks like you did), then yes, you can use the DVD to try to do a Repair Install.  Be careful of licensing of course, it you have two running installs from the same DVD.

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nobus

best use the repair from the DVD you used for install

what backup did you make - and did you install that image, or just stored the image ?
goncalogirao

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I did a full system state backup. Then did a full restore, but not sure if it works.
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nobus

tx -  but can you clarify a bit?
did you backup a disk, or a partition -  and which ones?
and where did you save them, an d restore it to?
and what was the reason for doing so ?
goncalogirao

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I backedup an entire disk (C:) to a tape drive (LTO4), then installed win7 on a new disk (same pc) and restore to this new one. The purpose was that I need more space (new disk 1TB vs old disk 250GB)
nobus

ah - ok i understand now  - and the problem is it does not boot anymore from the new drive
here is how to repair : http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/681-startup-repair.html      

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got same advise today :-)
Gerwin Jansen

Great :) - but why the B grade if I may ask?