Accidentially Mounted Vista image on Win 7 HD

Dell / OPTIPLEX GX280
March 6, 2010 at 07:48:12
Specs: windows vista, 4gig
i cloned windows vista onto a portable hdd 9so i thought) but it over wrote windows 7 on my 2nd hdd. so i havwe vista on bith drives now (dual boot) my prob is:
when i make a change ie add or delte programs the change occurs on both drives
how can a change be mirrored onto the 2nd hdd/

felix


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#1
March 6, 2010 at 13:06:21
When you clone a drive, that's what happens you get a copy of the original, including the drive size.
So, if you cloned a drive that had a capacity of 80 GB to a 320 GB drive the 320 GB will now be reduced to 80GB as well. If your second drive was a larger drive then the original you have lost the extra space and will a drive tool to restore it before you can use the full capacity.
HDD Capacity Restore is a freeware tool that allows you to restore full factory capacity of any hard drive.
Downoad link if required: http://www.download25.com/install/h...

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#2
March 7, 2010 at 04:28:19
that was helpful but my question was

if vista is now installed on both drives (which are separate)

eg if i boot into C drive & add add or delete a program there the changes
are then reflected on D which mens if i format my C drive D drive will autimatically format even tho i haveen't set D to format

and interestingly both drives show up in my computer as their oriiginal sizes ie 80gig & 160gig

felix


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