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Hello altogether,

 

I purchased a new PC with WIN8 (64-bit) preinstalled.

Up and until now I´ve used a laptop with WIN7 Home Premium (64-bit). With the help of O&O DiskImage Professional 7 I´ve created a system image backup (OS, installed programmes..... everything).

This programme supports M.I.R. (Machine Independent Restoration), which means that the image can be restored to a different hardware environment (altered motherboard, cpu ...).

What I´d  like to do now is to restore this backup to my new PC but without having to get rid of my installed WIN8.

I´d very much like to have the choice of two installed operating systems.

In order to achieve this goal I thought I might be able to do the following:

 

1.) create a new partition (sufficiently big enough for my WIN7 backup) with EaseUs Partition Master

2.) install my WIN7 backup to this partition

3.) configure the bootloader with EasyBCD so that it´ll be able to handle two different operating systems.

 

I wonder whether it really works this way.

Perhaps anyone can tell me what he or she thinks of it. Any suggestions are appreciated.

 

Many thanks in advance

Rosika

 

P.S.:

My BIOS is an UEFI-system.

My first thought was to switch to "CSM enabled"  and opt for "UEFI+Legacy" in order not to encounter any difficulties with either of the 2 operating systems.

 

 

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