upgrading Win7 to Win8

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upgrading Win7 to Win8

Postby 30075 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:29 am

I have a PC running BIBM 1.10a that has Windows 7 & Ubuntu 12.04. Primaries are limited, & Win7 has the 100MB boot partition.

Is upgrading to Win8 as simple as running the upgrade from within Win7, or will that overwrite the EMBR? And if it does, will simply reinstalling BIBM fix things?

here is partinfo output:

PARTINFG, Version 1.00
Copyright (c) 2010 TeraByte, Inc. All Rights Reseverd

Run Date: 8/16/2012 1:27 PM

===============================================================================
MBR Partition Information (HD0 - 0xD0F4738C)
(CHS: 1022/239/63) (WCHS: 10333/240/63)
+====+====+=============+====+=============+=============+=============+
| 0: | 80 | 0 32 33 | 7 | 13 239 63 | 2048 | 204800 |
| 1: | 0 | 13 163 20 | 7 | 1023 239 63 | 206848 | 71364608 |
| 2: | 0 | 1023 167 22 | f | 1023 239 63 | 71573502 | 16779266 |
+====+====+=============+====+=============+=============+=============+
Volume Information
+----+----+-------------+----+-------------+-------------+-------------+
| 0: | 0 | 1023 167 24 | 83 | 1023 239 63 | 2 | 12582912 |
| 1: | 0 | 1023 0 1 | 5 | 1023 239 63 | 12584418 | 4194848 |
| 2: | 0 | 0 0 0 | 0 | 0 0 0 | 0 | 0 |
| 3: | 0 | 0 0 0 | 0 | 0 0 0 | 0 | 0 |
+----+----+-------------+----+-------------+-------------+-------------+
| 0: | 0 | 1023 8 41 | 82 | 1023 239 63 | 544 | 4194304 |
| 1: | 0 | 0 0 0 | 0 | 0 0 0 | 0 | 0 |
| 2: | 0 | 0 0 0 | 0 | 0 0 0 | 0 | 0 |
| 3: | 0 | 0 0 0 | 0 | 0 0 0 | 0 | 0 |
+----+----+-------------+----+-------------+-------------+-------------+
MBR Partition Information (HD0) Continued:
+====+====+=============+====+=============+=============+=============+
| 3: | 0 | 1023 12 61 | df | 1023 239 63 | 156235776 | 12288 |
+====+====+=============+====+=============+=============+=============+

===============================================================================
EMBR Found (HD0)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Revision: 2 Min SPT: 9 Sectors: 1 SSize: 512
Last Cyl: 1022 Last Hd: 239 SPT: 63
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MPT Found Revision: 5 Number of Entries: 4 Flag: 1
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Num Name Flag Start End FS ID
----- ------------------ ------ ----------------- ----------------- ---- ----
0 System Reserved 0 2048 206847 7 1
1 Win7 0 206848 71571455 7 2
2 extended 2000 71573502 88352767 F 80
3 BootIt EMBRM 4000 156235776 156248063 DF 3
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MBFT Found Revision: 2 Number of Entries: 0
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MDT Found Revision: 2 Number of Entries: 1
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
0: BootIt EMBRL Flag: 20 Start: 0 NumSecs: 7 Alloc: 70 ID: 0
===============================================================================
BOOT SECTOR INFORMATION
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
File System ID: 0x7 LBA: 2048 Total Sectors: 204800 ID: 0x1
Jump: EB 52 90
OEM Name: NTFS
Bytes Per Sec: 512
Sec Per Clust: 8
Res Sectors: 0
Zero 1: 0x0
Zero 2: 0x0
NA 1: 0x0
Media: 0xF8
Zero 3: 0x0
Sec Per Track: 63
Heads: 240
Hidden Secs: 2048
NA 2: 0x0
NA 3: 0x800080
Total Sectors: 0x031FFF
MFT LCN: 0x02155
MFT Mirr LCN: 0x02
Clust Per FRS: 0xF6
Clust Per IBlock: 0x1
Volume SN: 0x7E36D63436D5ED61
Checksum: 0x0
Boot Flag: 0xAA55
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
File System ID: 0x7 LBA: 206848 Total Sectors: 71364608 ID: 0x2
Jump: EB 52 90
OEM Name: NTFS
Bytes Per Sec: 512
Sec Per Clust: 8
Res Sectors: 0
Zero 1: 0x0
Zero 2: 0x0
NA 1: 0x0
Media: 0xF8
Zero 3: 0x0
Sec Per Track: 63
Heads: 240
Hidden Secs: 206848
NA 2: 0x0
NA 3: 0x800080
Total Sectors: 0x0440EFFF
MFT LCN: 0x0C0000
MFT Mirr LCN: 0x02
Clust Per FRS: 0xF6
Clust Per IBlock: 0x1
Volume SN: 0x3EE0D801445D06C2
Checksum: 0x0
Boot Flag: 0xAA55
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
File System ID: 0xDF LBA: 156235776 Total Sectors: 12288 ID: 0x3
Jump: E9 77 0
OEM Name: BOOTITXX
Bytes Per Sec: 512
Sec Per Clust: 8
Res Sectors: 1
Num FATs: 2
Root Dir Ents: 512
Sectors: 12288
Media: 0xF8
Secs Per FAT: 5
Sec Per Track: 63
Heads: 240
Hidden Secs: 156235776
Huge Sectors: 0
Drive Num: 0x80
Res: 0x0
Sig: 0x29
Vol ID: 0x4FC11DF1
Volume Label: BOOTIT~1
FS Type: FAT12
Boot Flag: 0xAA55
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Re: upgrading Win7 to Win8

Postby DrTeeth » Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:06 pm

On Thu, 16 Aug 2012 10:29:51 PDT, just as I was about to take a herb,
30075 disturbed my reverie and wrote:

>Is upgrading to Win8 as simple as running the upgrade from within Win7, or will that overwrite the EMBR? And if it does, will simply reinstalling BIBM fix things?

All OSs can overwrite the MBR. OpenSuSE does it for example as well as
windows. The fix is to boot BIBM/BING from external media and
reactivate/reinstall/upgrade it. The options can change if you boot
media is writeable.
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Cheers

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Re: upgrading Win7 to Win8

Postby glenn » Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:41 pm

Make sure you have a good backup to your Win 7.
Yes. I made a disk from the Win 8 preview iso.
Then Booted Win 7 and ran the Win 8 install form within.
I never had to reactivate or reinstall bootitbm.

Be sure to use bootitbm ver 1.10a. During the install, every time your system
reboots look at the properties for the partition that is soon to be Windows 8.
Near the last reboot you will see a button there to disable fast boot.
Just click the button to disable in it BootIt Partition Work / Properties of the Win8 partition.

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Re: upgrading Win7 to Win8

Postby Brian K » Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:57 pm

30075,

I think the best option is to unlimit primaries and install Win8 into its own primary partition. It installs very quickly.
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