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Windows 7: Re-Imaging From An External To An SSD

17 Apr 2013   #11
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

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Here's the tutorial on it using Location tab. User Folders - Change Default Location
Great tutorial... but cut/paste works as well and is much easier
I prefer the correct way so as it's not plagerism.


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19 Apr 2013   #12
MCxWillyxP

Windows 7 Home 64-Bit
 
 

Cheers guys, great help.

So now that all of my old HDD content is on my new SSD (through the imaging), would it be worth formatting that HDD before I set up the new library locations?
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19 Apr 2013   #13
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MCxWillyxP View Post
Cheers guys, great help.

So now that all of my old HDD content is on my new SSD (through the imaging), would it be worth formatting that HDD before I set up the new library locations?
Please post screenshot of disk management with hdd and ssd attached (and tell which one is hdd and ssd). Did you align SSD? Also check these System Protection - Turn On or Off if it's still what you want.
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19 Apr 2013   #14
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MCxWillyxP View Post
Cheers guys, great help.

So now that all of my old HDD content is on my new SSD (through the imaging), would it be worth formatting that HDD before I set up the new library locations?
Yes, that's what I do. You could also leave the data there and make a new folder for the Users folders you want to move. I would also make sure it's marked INactive.
Partition - Mark as Inactive
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24 Apr 2013   #15
MCxWillyxP

Windows 7 Home 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MCxWillyxP View Post
Cheers guys, great help.

So now that all of my old HDD content is on my new SSD (through the imaging), would it be worth formatting that HDD before I set up the new library locations?
Yes, that's what I do. You could also leave the data there and make a new folder for the Users folders you want to move. I would also make sure it's marked INactive.
Partition - Mark as Inactive

I think rather than saving any old data, I'll just wipe it. That way it can literally just be used as a storage drive. Thanks for the suggestion though.

Thanks to everyone that helped me, it's very much appreciated
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24 Apr 2013   #16
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Just in case any one was interested in fixing the 0x80042412 error problem.

When you restore an system image from one hard drive to a new hard drive using a repair disk on your windows 7 system, you may get the error below:

"No disk can be used 0x80042412"

How to fix?

Trying to go from a 500gb drive to another 500gb drive and getting the same error. I went into Diskpart and type "select disk=0". Then I type "detail disk" to make sure I had the right drive. I typed "Clean", and then "exit" to get out of Diskpart. And then I started the image recovery and finally it works. Before I did these commands I had formatted the drive to one large partition, set the partition to active, and made sure it had a drive letter assigned.


If your destination disk has a lower capacity than the source disk, you need to go into the disk manager and shrink each partition on the source disk before restoring.

Example: Source is a 500GB hard drive with only 100GB of data, but destination is a 300GB hard drive. You will need to shrink the source partitions to 1GB less than maximum (100 + 1GB) before restoring.
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24 Apr 2013   #17
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Just in case any one was interested in fixing the 0x80042412 error problem.

When you restore an system image from one hard drive to a new hard drive using a repair disk on your windows 7 system, you may get the error below:

"No disk can be used 0x80042412"

How to fix?

Trying to go from a 500gb drive to another 500gb drive and getting the same error. I went into Diskpart and type "select disk=0". Then I type "detail disk" to make sure I had the right drive. I typed "Clean", and then "exit" to get out of Diskpart. And then I started the image recovery and finally it works. Before I did these commands I had formatted the drive to one large partition, set the partition to active, and made sure it had a drive letter assigned.


If your destination disk has a lower capacity than the source disk, you need to go into the disk manager and shrink each partition on the source disk before restoring.

Example: Source is a 500GB hard drive with only 100GB of data, but destination is a 300GB hard drive. You will need to shrink the source partitions to 1GB less than maximum (100 + 1GB) before restoring.
You will need to shrink the source partitions to 1GB less than maximum (100 + 1GB) before BACKUP.
Even more correct: Make the last sector of last partition fit on destination disk
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24 Apr 2013   #18
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

I only copied that from another place, but you are correct it should obviously say before the system image is created or you may get the error message again.

I personally never have any problems using Windows 7 file recovery but I did take the time to look up the error # and posted some possible solutions just in case anyone else comes across this thread.
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