Solved

Win 8 not seeing W 7 partition

Posted on 2013-10-30
7
212 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-19
I want to copy files from an old W7 disk and the partition comes up as unallocated in W8 when attached to the local SATA (Otiplex 380),but I can boot that old W7 disk no problem.

Any clues?
0
Comment
Question by:pgm554
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
7 Comments
 
LVL 54

Expert Comment

by:McKnife
ID: 39612582
No clue, should work.
But I would not bother figuring it out and simply boot from the setup DVD, hit shift F10 and copy it from there using commands. Quite sure it will be seen there.
0
 
LVL 47

Expert Comment

by:noxcho
ID: 39613586
Seems like the drive wants to be initialized in Windows 8 as it refers to another machine.
Go to Windows Disk Management and see there if it has a mark - INITIALIZE on it.
You do not need to initialize it cause this could cause some data problems for you. Simply use USB drive to copy your data from Win7 drive to Win8.
0
 
LVL 30

Author Comment

by:pgm554
ID: 39614552
This was a cloned drive using Paragon 11 and I'm getting a suspicion Paragon 11 and W8.1 don't play well.

I cloned a smaller drive to this larger one a couple of months ago and wanted to try 8.1 as a test for customer.

At one point I created a new separate partition using Paragon, because I wanted to dual boot W7 and W8.1 off the same drive,but upon trying to install W8.1,it saw the entire drive as unallocated.

So I ended up doing a fresh install to another drive and was going to copy over the files as things progressed.
0
Free Webinar: AWS Backup & DR

Join our upcoming webinar with experts from AWS, CloudBerry Lab, and the Town of Edgartown IT to discuss best practices for simplifying online backup management and cutting costs.

 
LVL 47

Expert Comment

by:noxcho
ID: 39615326
Interesting, Paragon is using Windows Disk Management approach in formatting and creating partitions. So it could not be the reason IMHO for this. When you connect the drive - ist it initialized in Windows Disk Management?
And yes, the version 11 is not compatible with 8.1 as far as I know but as I said already a simple fdisk operation cannot be the reason of this problem.
0
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:joinaunion
ID: 39617566
When your in disk management and you right click it do you have the option to select ONLINE?
Select that try again.
0
 
LVL 30

Accepted Solution

by:
pgm554 earned 0 total points
ID: 39648826
I just said forget and reistalled from scratch.
0
 
LVL 30

Author Closing Comment

by:pgm554
ID: 39658848
Just another glitch in a long line of glitches.
0

Featured Post

Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
HP Pavilion Touchsmart 23 hard drive 2 57
Printing Remote desktop using a local Printer 8 165
DHCP lease duration / Migration 8 95
Remotely control the TV over the internet 7 46
In this article, I'll explain how to setup a Plex Media Server (https://plex.tv/) on a Redhat (Centos) 7 based NAS with screenshots to help those looking for assistance.  What is Plex? If you aren't familiar with Plex, it’s a DLNA media serv…
Today, still in the boom of Apple, PC's and products, nearly 50% of the computer users use Windows as graphical operating systems. If you are among those users who love windows, but are grappling to keep the system's hard drive optimized, then you s…
In this Micro Tutorial viewers will learn how to use Boot Corrector from Paragon Rescue Kit Free to identify and fix the boot problems of Windows 7/8/2012R2 etc. As an example is used Windows 2012R2 which lost its active partition flag (often happen…
How to install and configure Citrix XenApp 6.5 - Part 1. In this video tutorial we have explained step by step installation of Citrix XenApp 6.5 Server on Windows Server 2008 R2 is explained in this video. We have explained the difference between…

726 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question