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Windows 7: problem with cloning windows 7

28 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
problem with cloning windows 7

hello everybody

I'm new to the forum and the reason I'm here is to ask about this case >>>

i have a desktop computer i used it to install Windows 7 ultimate x86 and i have a laptop i used it to install Windows 7 ultimate x64 . the desktop and laptop both support x64 systems , i cloned both computers with Norton ghost and when i restore the cloned image to it's own computer it works with no problem but when i try to restore the image from my laptop to my desktop computer or the image from my desktop to my laptop windows boot but freeze at the animated windows 7 logo screen ??
i tried to generalize the system with sysprep but i failed cause my computer want start after i used sysprep ??

anyone can help

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28 Jun 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Somewhere in the process you mistepped.
Did you use this process?
Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer

If you post in that tutorial thread, I'm sure you'll get help.
Not sure if that's the right way on the forum though, so wait until one of the "senior" guys responds and says that's ok.
For now, tell me what you did. I use Ghost 15, and transferred a sysprepped image to a different computer with only minor issues.
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28 Jun 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

the normal image of both system without sysprep freez at the animated windows7 logo screen and the image with sysprep start the new system config but fail to complete even for the same computer was taken from .
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28 Jun 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nanobahr View Post
the normal image of both system without sysprep freez at the animated windows7 logo screen and the image with sysprep start the new system config but fail to complete even for the same computer was taken from .
First off, if your computer restarted after the sysprep, you may have screwed up the drivers.
There's an option in OOBE when you do the sysprep to shut the PC down.
That, should happen, then you take an image of the sysprepped system partition using the Ghost recovery disk.
I hope you have another original image to restore. You should have done that image first of all. I don't understand why the "normal" image is failing unless it's a bad image. It's best to take 2 images just in case that happens.
In the meantime, you can try this for the PC stopping during config.
1. start in safe mode.
2. when it stops, reboot into normal mode and see if if it will continue to configure successfully.

That's the only problem I encountered, and I found that solution on this forum.
It's really silly, but it worked for me.
Good luck!
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28 Jun 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

the normal image only fail when i try to restore it to another pc ( when i restore laptop image to my desktop computer freeze and when i try to restore desktop image to my laptop freeze too ) but sysprep image fail to complete its first stip configuring the computer even for the pc which was taken from ??
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28 Jun 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nanobahr View Post
the normal image only fail when i try to restore it to another pc ( when i restore laptop image to my desktop computer freeze and when i try to restore desktop image to my laptop freeze too ) but sysprep image fail to complete its first stip configuring the computer even for the pc which was taken from ??
I hope you took a a good image of both PC's.
Restore a good image, then try the sysprep again, carefully following the instructions in the tutorial. Note where it says to shut down the Media Network service first. That gave me an error running sysprep until I shut it down.
The PC should shut down automatically. Check that box in the OOBE screen when you get there.
After the PC shuts down, take an image using the Ghost recovery disc. Don't let Windows get to it's load screen, just boot into the recovery disc to take an image of the system partition.
That image should work in another PC, but I can't guarantee it.
I've only done used it on one different PC. It seems most people get good results.
From what you've said, the syspreps you've done weren't done right.
Do you agree?
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28 Jun 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Victor S thanks for your concern . i think i'll give the sysprep another try and i will let you know what happened with me soon .
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03 Jul 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

the result is i failed to do it , i prepared my windows 7 ultimate x64 with sysprep after i disabled windows media networking service but when i start my computer it gives me this message either in normal mod or safe-mod , the message is ( windows could not finish configuring the system . to attempt to resume configuration , restart the computer ) and keeps giving me this message every restart
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03 Jul 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nanobahr View Post
the result is i failed to do it , i prepared my windows 7 ultimate x64 with sysprep after i disabled windows media networking service but when i start my computer it gives me this message either in normal mod or safe-mod , the message is ( windows could not finish configuring the system . to attempt to resume configuration , restart the computer ) and keeps giving me this message every restart
nanobahr, did you try the safe mode/normal mode steps I mentioned in post #4?
That's what got me past being stuck at "could not finish configuring," and also worked for other forum readers.
Otherwise, I'm out of ideas, and can only wish you luck.
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03 Jul 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Victor S i did what u said as shown in my last post , after being generalized with sysprep i start my pc in safemod but it give me the same error so when i press the message my pc restarts and i try the normal mod but the same message comes .
i think may be the antivirus software causing this so i'll uninstall it then do sysprep again and i'll inform you here ..
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