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Searinox
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Windows 7 and Ghost 14

Hello I've just installed Norton Ghost 14 on Windows 7 RTM and I got two compatibility warning popups, one for the installer and one for the console. Since Win7's partition layout differs from Vista's, I would like to know if Ghost can properly restore a backup of 7. Thank you.
PapauZ
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Re: Windows 7 and Ghost 14

Ghost 14 was not designed for Win7, it will have compatibility issues.

Searinox wrote:
I would like to know if Ghost can properly restore a backup of 7. Thank you.

 

After you installed it I can only suggest to try it... Nobody knows how it works on win7.
After you done please let us know the results.


Windows 8.1 Embedded Industry Pro x64 Hungarian, Norton 360 v21.2.0.38

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Searinox
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Re: Windows 7 and Ghost 14

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While I can confirm backup and individual file restore work, I am afraid to restore the whole drive including MBR of fear that they might get damaged. It is my main OS and I cannot take the chance. I don't even know if I'm supposed to restore both System Reserved and C:\ or just C:\. Maybe just C:\ works but both partitions messes up, or the other way around... I would rather wait for a staff response.
Message Edited by Searinox on 08-01-2009 11:47 AM
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Re: Windows 7 and Ghost 14

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Searinox
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Re: Windows 7 and Ghost 14

It is specified that Win7 is not officially supported, and that for Ghost 14 there isn't a plan for an update. However, it is not said if those compatibility warnings DO actually point to a known issues or if it's just Windows' conclusion when it realizes the app was designed for Vista/XP. I've had countless other programs saying that on install but all work absolutely fine. The reason why I'm so specifically concerned about Ghost is because of the different partition layout, and Ghost's potential of causing partition corruption.

 

A response with known issues about Ghost and Win7 so far(if any) would be helpful.

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jack450
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Re: Windows 7 and Ghost 14

I always like to have at least 2 identical hard drives.  I would suggest that you image the hard drive to an external drive like the Western Digital My Book, then restore the image to a new hard drive.  If it works, you've got 2 working hard drives.  If not, your original hard drive hasn't been affected.  There's some expense involved, but you have to decide how much grief a hard drive crash without a backup would cause.
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Searinox
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Re: Windows 7 and Ghost 14

I lack the resources to do that. Anyways it seems like System Reserved cannot be  backed up. Access denied. Will just working with C: damage the layout?
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Re: Windows 7 and Ghost 14

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Go ahead, take a chance. Your OS can only be a few weeks old and if it is destroyed you have the opportunity to reinstall Win7 without having that System Reserved partition. I wouldn't want it on my computer under any circumstances. And I don't have it. What happens if you have a HD failure and that partition isn't backed up? I don't know.

 

http://www.mydigitallife.info/2009/01/09/how-to-avoid-200mb-hidden-system-partition-from-been-create...

 

Message Edited by Brian_K on 08-02-2009 07:17 PM
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Dutchman01
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Re: Windows 7 and Ghost 14

Window 7 RTM 64-bits on Asus P5E3 Premium x48 RAID0 3 partities.

 

Norton Ghost 14 Give's warnings to be not compatible but installs fine if you ignore it.

Update works also and after it fine no warnings.

 

 

One Time backup works and Recovery with recover CD does Also works with Windows 7 RTM.

 

Did restore image's without one problem..

 

To me it seems the Install software only must be updated.

 

I'm glad it works. 

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Searinox
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Re: Windows 7 and Ghost 14

Hello, did you just say you restored the C:\ partition from Norton Ghost without a problem? Did you also check 'restore MBR'?