How to create multiple Win7 when there is a SYSTEM_DRV?

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How to create multiple Win7 when there is a SYSTEM_DRV?

Postby PsychBiller » Fri Nov 29, 2013 12:38 pm

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad W520 that came preinstalled with Windows 7 Professional. The hard drive has a SYSTEM_DRV partition, a C: partition, and a Lenovo recovery partition.

I want to be able to have multiple installations of Windows 7 (or 8) on this ThinkPad, all isolated from one another. But I can't quite figure out how to do this. The SYSTEM_DRV partition is necessary for Windows 7 to boot because Lenovo puts some essential files there, as well as the Windows Recovery Environment. My hope would be to use the factory restore option with the SYSTEM_DRV partition to recreate the system as if it were new, then shrink the resulting new install into a separate partition that I can use for testing new software.

Can anyone explain how to do this, or if it is even possible?
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Re: How to create multiple Win7 when there is a SYSTEM_DRV?

Postby Brian K » Fri Nov 29, 2013 1:30 pm

Have a look at the BIBM videos. They will give you an idea of what is possible.

http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/howto/index.htm
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