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Windows 7: restoring system image to a new SSD

09 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
restoring system image to a new SSD

This is a follow-on from the previous question that you kindly helped me with...

So far....

1. I have a system image saved on a External USB HDD
2. I am able to boot successly with the recovery disk I downloaded.
3. Windows successfully finds the image I made
4. When I try to restore the image onto new SSD I get the following errors



Followed by...



Any Ideas how I can solve his issue. All i've done is slot the new SSD in the back and booted again with CD in, and Image ready on USB HDD...

Thanks again..

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09 Jun 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again, have a look at this tutorial at the link below.


SSD - Install and transfer the Operating System
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09 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Ahh, so I need to 'prep' the SSD before it can take the install..

External enclosure is the only way to do this right?

That's another 20-30 for me then
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09 Jun 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Aren't there additional SATA ports on the motherboard you could connect both (SSD / HDD) at the same time, just be sure to power down the PC first?
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09 Jun 2011   #5

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

I'm on a laptop, only got a single hdd bay.
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09 Jun 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

There's no vibration with an SSD, if you have a second SATA cable and power connector leave the SSD 'outside' the lappy while you do the work, I've left HDDs lying on the floor outside my desktop case while I was doing something.
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09 Jun 2011   #7

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

That's gotta be worth a shot, I'll get it opened up again and see. Thanks.
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09 Jun 2011   #8
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

I'm fixin' to crash for the night but I'm sure others will be along to help and be sure to post back with updates.
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10 Jun 2011   #9

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Hi guys. I've been following through the tutorial you sent me to and have another little problem...


I've used Partition Wizard to get my SSD to this config (on an old xp machine)
The ssd is the 'DISK 3'


Thinking everything was ok, I booted from backup disk and tried to restore from image.. Same problem as earlier

So, I ran command to have a look and this is what I get



Is the offset the problem? I noticed you stated it must be a multiple of 4?

Thanks for any help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Jun 2011   #10
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

I'm sorry, when I click to see the images you posted I get a warning from my A/V saying that site is unsafe, will you please re-post them using the method outlined in this tutorial at the link below.

How to Upload and Post a Screenshot and File in Seven Forums



From what I can see so far it looks like you created an Extended partition / Logical drive for Windows 7 using XP and that needs to be a Primary partition so the "System" boot files system volume can be created, an Extended/Logical can't independently host the Windows "System" boot files.


Please re-post the snips.
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