Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Transferring Prorgam Settings/Restore Win

12 Jun 2016   #1
alljokingaside

Win 7 / Ubuntu 14.04
 
 
Transferring Prorgam Settings/Restore Win

Hey,

How would I go about transferring program settings from one hard drive to another?
How would I go about ...I guess, using the product license key of a Windows on one HD for another (same version)?

I recently had a hard drive fail on em. The last time I tried to make a system image with MS's backup tool, it failed at the end. Soon after, a system driver failed and I've been unable to load windows since then. Both hard drives (new and the broken one are set to dual-boot (Win/Ubuntu). Grub bootloader. I tried to fix the Windows of the broken HD with an installation USB, but it was unable to detect the hard drive/partition with Windows installed.

I've transferred most of the files I needed, save a few (HD error). What I'm trying to do now is transfer over the settings/data/etc of a few programs to the new HD (ie chat programs, eg Kakao, adobe products, passkeys etc)

I'm also trying to register the Win on my new HD so I don't have to use the product key (available, but I'm unsure if I have any uses left)

Thanks!


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
12 Jun 2016   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You can`t use the same windows activation on key on 2 hard drives if they are both active.

If you replaced the drive but not the motherboard, then the key will work to activate windows, you may have to make a phone call, all the instructions will be on the screen.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jun 2016   #3
alljokingaside

Win 7 / Ubuntu 14.04
 
 

How would I go about deactivating one if I can't access it? Same motherboard.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

Reply

 Transferring Prorgam Settings/Restore Win




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Moving to New HDD (Transferring all files and settings)
Hi guys, I've had a look at the below thread but I'm not sure it's exactly what I'm looking for or asking about. I have a laptop at the minute with 120GB SSD and 500GB HDD, the SSD is starting to get a bit low on space so I plan to upgrade this to 250GB or maybe even 500GB SSD. I also want the...
General Discussion
System Restore - Restore system settings and previous versions of file
estore system settings and previous versions of file is greyed out on my system, I may have disabled a required service for this, can anyone point me to the right direction for this? As I'm about to try the X-Fi MB2 mod again as the last time I tried it my system was messed up that it wont even...
Backup and Restore
Transferring settings?
I just got a second PC. Both have Win 7 Professional 64bit. Can I somehow transfer all the settings so that I have an identical look and feel on both PCs without setting up everything by hand? Of course I know I have to install all the programs manually, but there are so many "small" settings,...
Installation & Setup
Transferring over files and settings in Drive C.
Hi, Currently I am using 80 GB SATA Seagate HDD as my system drive and would like to purchase a bigger drive. In this Seagate HDD I have 2 partitions, C 40 GB and D 40 GB. Suppose I purchase a new drive and make a 200 GB C partition, is there a way to successfully transfer everything...
Installation & Setup
Restore settings - setup nightly restore points?
When I go to my Restore program in Control Panel, I only see one restore point that is 5 days old. How do I setup the system to generate restore points nightly and store at least 5 most recent ones?
Backup and Restore
Transferring data and settings
Hello, I have just bought a new laptop with Windows 7 (64 Bit) OS. I am currently working on a desktop with Vista 64 bit. How do I transfer data and settings from Desktop to Laptop? Can I use Easy Transfer for this? Or will I lose data this way? MalagaLocal
General Discussion


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:53.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App