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Windows 7: cloning Win7 Pro gives 0xc000000e error

16 Jan 2011   #1

WinXP 32bit and 32bit Win7 Business
cloning Win7 Pro gives 0xc000000e error

Let me express first my disappointment for learning that Windows 7 cannot be installed to external (USB or not) HDDs *by design* and that in general is difficult to clone and difficult to repair. This is again by design to minimize piracy.
Right: it minimizes also friendness, and customers as myself have an high incentive to keep away from it, as long as they can. This time I cannot since I have a Notebook with Windows 7 pre-installed.
Sorry for this general complain. But since there is a Win8 on the making... this is certainly not the way to go IMHO.

Now, my problem. I tried to clone to an external (IDE) HDD all my system using Acronis True Image 11, from a CD.
When I tried to run from the external HDD, it was ok at the very beginning with the Start up window going on, up to a point when a BSOD fleshed very quicky (I cannot read what was written) followed by a quick reboot where was shown a black window with the suggestion of running the installation DVD, etc. and with error status: 0xc000000e.
I saw on the net it is a very common error. Also in this forum there are discussions on this. See:
A possible answer was:
4. Enter these commands:
bcdedit /set {Your-OS-Identifier} device partition=X:
bcdedit /set {Your-OS-Identifier} osdevice partition=X:
I do not have at the moment the Installation CD, but just the Recovery one from the manifacturer (Lenovo), which is not very helpful to Repair. I would very kindly ask:
a) Is the above practice the best chance I have to make the thing work, or are there best methods/tricks to allow my clone Windows 7 to run correctly?

b) If the above is the best practice, I would like to ask further: the specification inside the curly brackets here "/set {Your-OS-Identifier} device partition=X:" should be substituted with the an alpha-numeric number, or the words "Your-OS-Identifier" should be left as they are?
Thank you for any help.

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