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Windows 7: Image issues

26 Mar 2016   #1
Bscrocker

64 bit Windows 10 and another with Windows 7
 
 
Image issues

I have gateway nv53a24u that the hard drive failed on and will no longer boot. I replaced it with a cloned hd from a toshiba satallite 675c7200 with Windows 10. I created an image to an external hd from the gateway before it went out and when I try to image the gateway with this file it does not see it as available even though I can see it on the hard drive. I don't want to have these computers running the same Windows product key as I'm sure that will cause issues very quickly. Is there any solution.?


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26 Mar 2016   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Is there a product key on the COA sticker of the Gateway and for what system.
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26 Mar 2016   #3
Bscrocker

64 bit Windows 10 and another with Windows 7
 
 

Not that is readable it has been worn down over the years
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26 Mar 2016   #4
Bscrocker

64 bit Windows 10 and another with Windows 7
 
 

The sn for the laptop is readable if that were to help at all
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26 Mar 2016   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Nah, the sn does not help. You may try to activate with the key you currently have (keyfinder), but that may be a generic key.
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26 Mar 2016   #6
Bscrocker

64 bit Windows 10 and another with Windows 7
 
 

Just a thought but if I restore it back to Windows 7 will it possibly read the image file?
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26 Mar 2016   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

That is a possibility. That Windows 10 does strange things. I avoid it like the plague.
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26 Mar 2016   #8
Bscrocker

64 bit Windows 10 and another with Windows 7
 
 

That was also no good... Is my only other option basically to just get new is software?
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26 Mar 2016   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

What does "no good" mean. Do you get any messgaes. Is there a problem with your disk.
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26 Mar 2016   #10
Bscrocker

64 bit Windows 10 and another with Windows 7
 
 

Sorry yes there must be a problem because it says there is no image to restore from
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