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Windows 7: Can i BackUp win from computer and Restore it to another

19 May 2012   #11

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ahmed3fouad View Post
but are you sure if i backup my windows7 of Old Lap and Restore it to new lap , it does work if i follow instructions or these instruction work with changing Hard only
If you have an OEM license, you can't restore from old laptop to new laptop. You will have activation problems.

If you have a retail license, you will be able to activate, but you may have other issues that are usually solvable.

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19 May 2012   #12

W7 X-64 RTM,SUSE 11.1, XP PRO SP3 as a VM, VMware ESXi
 
 

Hi there
The Better backup products such as Acronis usually have a Universal Restore feature which allows you to take an image from one computer and restore it to another with different hardware (don't forget the small boot / system partition if it exixts and set it as the ACTIVE partition on restore).

You can also tell the restore to include any drivers it finds from user specified directories so if the new computer has a different MOBO with some of its own drivers just include that directory when doing the universal restore.

You'll probably have to run a Windows update in any case after restoring but it ususally always works.

On the very RARE times I've had a BSOD on boot simply do a "Windows repair" -- make sure also that the AHCI parameter in the BIOS is the same as the old machine too and other BIOS settings are OK.

You'll have to re-activate the new machine (not always !!! I've had a few cases where the machine didn't request re-activation and it was a totally new Mobo). MS won't have any problems when activating by phone.

Generally it's better to re-install Windows 7 from start but this method saves you having to re-install all your applicatiuons etc again.

Cheers
jimbo
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19 May 2012   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64,
 
 

i faced problem in Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer

After run System Preparation Tool in windows 7 . it didn't complete
Error : A fatal error occurred while trying to sysprep the machine

What do i do ?
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20 May 2012   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ahmed3fouad View Post
i faced problem in Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer

After run System Preparation Tool in windows 7 . it didn't complete
Error : A fatal error occurred while trying to sysprep the machine

What do i do ?
Make sure you turn off Windows media network sharing service in the services. To get to the service, type in services.msc in the run box (windows key + R on keyboard)

Turn that off and try to sysprep again.
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20 May 2012   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate x64,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by event3horizon View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ahmed3fouad View Post
i faced problem in Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer

After run System Preparation Tool in windows 7 . it didn't complete
Error : A fatal error occurred while trying to sysprep the machine

What do i do ?
Make sure you turn off Windows media network sharing service in the services. To get to the service, type in services.msc in the run box (windows key + R on keyboard)

Turn that off and try to sysprep again.
i turn off ( disable it ) and i changed somethings in registry and i faced same problem but i noticed that my system somehow be ready to backup and i did it by acronis and it worked well
thanks for all your effort
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