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Windows 7: Need Help With Reflect

16 Feb 2012   #11
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Imaging products like Macrium are most often used to restore an image of PC number 1 back to PC number 1 after a disaster or after a new hard drive has been installed.

That is not what you propose.

Your idea is complicated by 2 factors:

1: You want to transfer a system to an entirely new and dissimilar system with a different motherboard, chipset, controllers, hard drive, and Windows license.

2: Your old PC presumably has a Dell OEM Windows license that is likely tied to that old Dell's motherboard. I'm not at all sure that license would be legally valid if you somehow transferred the old Dell system to the new Dell--because of the new motherboard in the new Dell.

Having said that, certain Macrium products include a feature called "Redeploy" that is intended to restore to DIFFERENT hardware---which is what you have in mind.

Likewise, certain Paragon products include a feature called "Adaptive Restore", which is similarly intended to restore to DIFFERENT hardware.

You need to investigate the following issues:

1. Which Macrium and Paragon products include this capability to restore to different hardware.

2. Even if you successfully got the system transferred, would it be legal since you are dealing with an OEM Windows license, not a retail license.

3: Whether these products work well at all. I have heard some reports of success with the Paragon product.

4: There may be a way to transfer ONLY certain installed programs (games, in your case) (NOT Windows itself) from the old Dell to the new Dell. That may or may not be among the things Paragon Adaptive Restore or Macrium Redeploy can do---I'm not sure. It may be that you have to transfer the OS and entire partitions.


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16 Feb 2012   #12
timlab1955

Windows Professional 64bit
 
 

ignatzatsonic - You hit it on the head and thank you. I only want to transfer the programs and NOT the OS. As for that special partition, it's NOT there because I've clean wipe the drive and my OS still works as if it always has. But you are correct, all I want to do is transfer the programs that I have transfer and NOT the OS. Thanks for the wording.
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16 Feb 2012   #13
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Well then, you don't want "imaging". Get that out of your vocabulary. Images typically include complete partitions, including the operating system if the operating system partition (C in most cases) is included in the image.

You need a way to move certain programs only. Macrium and/or Paragon may have such a feature built into some of their products. I don't know. I suggest you pound Google or investigate at Macrium/Paragon forums. Someone in the gaming forum on this site might have some experience as well.
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16 Feb 2012   #14
timlab1955

Windows Professional 64bit
 
 

ignatzatsonic - I'm not talking about just gaming either. I know, that your only suppose to back up your personal data. But you know I hate to run my DVD/CD to death by re-installing them.
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16 Feb 2012   #15
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by timlab1955 View Post
ignatzatsonic - I'm not talking about just gaming either. I know, that your only suppose to back up your personal data. But you know I hate to run my DVD/CD to death by re-installing them.
I don't really understand the underlined comment.
You can of course easily restore your file/folder backups (I'm not talking images).
Unless you are deploying a number of PCs in a work environment I would still start with a clean slate. After all how often do you buy a new PC.
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16 Feb 2012   #16
timlab1955

Windows Professional 64bit
 
 

Thanks for all the comments in references to this. I can see that either it's all or nothing and therefore, I will have to re-install all my programs again and play COD4 all over (hopefully for the last time). O well, maybe one day we will be able to re-install just a program instead of doing a complete re-install.
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16 Feb 2012   #17
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Just for the record I'm not saying it is impossible to transfer apps. I don't have the experience or inclination to transfer this way to a new PC. Licensed software will often use a "System Fingerprint" based on a particular PC hardware configuration.
Transferring a games configuration like COD4 may be simple. I think my son just copies his from his appdata.
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16 Feb 2012   #18
timlab1955

Windows Professional 64bit
 
 

Don't worry, I called the company and asked if it's possible and they said "NO". Thank you for your time tho.
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