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


17 Apr 2013   #1

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Re-Imaging From An External To An SSD

I have created a system image of my Windows 7 OS from my HDD onto my external hard drive. The image is about 250GB and the new SSD is 500GB.

When I try and run the system repair (restore a system image) from the external HDD to the new SSD, I get error error 0x80042412.

I've tried literally everything, I've tried to create a new partition; didn't work. I tried a fresh install onto the SSD before migrating the system image; didn't work. There are a lot of similar threads that I have previously read through but none of the solutions have helped.

Thanks for your help in advance guys.

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17 Apr 2013   #2
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17 Apr 2013   #3

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I've already been through that tutorial, followed it down to the line and yet I still end up with an error.
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17 Apr 2013   #4

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17 Apr 2013   #5

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I'm not willing to pay out for software when the method I'm using should work.
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17 Apr 2013   #6

 

See if this freeware from Paragon will work for you:


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17 Apr 2013   #7

Windows 7 Home 64-Bit
 
 

Thanks for that, got it all transferred now.

One more question though; I want to store all of the User data on my HDD rather than on the SSD so how do I configure my settings so that the libraries automatically save and load using the HDD rather than the SSD?


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17 Apr 2013   #8

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MCxWillyxP View Post
Thanks for that, got it all transferred now.

One more question though; I want to store all of the User data on my HDD rather than on the SSD so how do I configure my settings so that the libraries automatically save and load using the HDD rather than the SSD?
First make a folder on HDD as placeholder of the new stuff. For example F:\yourname

Then in explorer goto %userprofile%

Then cut/paste folders from %userprofile% to F:\yourname
Contacts
Desktop
Documents
Downloads
Favorites
Links
Music
Pictures
Saved Games
Searches
Videos
(Some folders have "My" as prefix). Cut/paste ... not copy!!

Do the same for C:\users\public (public music/documents etcetera). Not all folders listed above are there! Put them in F:\Public for example

All libraries are updated automagically.

Don't do the appdata/tracing/libraries folders!
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17 Apr 2013   #9
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Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Here's the tutorial on it using Location tab. User Folders - Change Default Location
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17 Apr 2013   #10

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
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
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