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Duplicating a partition and upgrade to Win8?

The Muss

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Hi!! I'm wondering if it's possible to duplicate partition and upgrade it to windows 8.

So right now I've this Windows 7. I've got the MiniTool Partition Wizard 7.5. It has an option to copy partition.
In the past I've done some things and at the moment I've one partition. Boot files, pagefile, system active files every single bits are in that partition.

If I make an another partition and copy the active partition to it will it work? Do you think it will copy every settings and registry keys successfully? Will it figure out the "Local Disk" letter and become 2nd OS in dual boot?

If that plan works out I wanted to upgrade one of the windows 7 since I'll have 2 exact "windows 7"s.
I wanted to see true windows 8 VS windows 7 configuration.
 

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MadHorseman

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Worked for me copying Win7 to an SSD - I used Paragon Partition Manager which sorted the "active" partitions and the boot manager entries.
 

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The Muss

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so You're all saying that I should use some cloning software instead of copying the partition. That seems more logical.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro x64
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 15 L502X
    CPU
    i5 2450m
    Motherboard
    Intel HM67
    Memory
    6GB DDR3 (1333MHz)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD 3000+GT 525m
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD+ WaveMaxx
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    Seagate 500GB 7200.1 RPM
    Internet Speed
    25mbps=2.5mbit/s

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