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Windows 7: BSOD before booting Desktop

02 Sep 2015   #11
Citron

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

The new computer does have Legacy Support with Compatibility Support Module enabled, and the issue still persists.


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02 Sep 2015   #12
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

It would be helpful if you could post a screenshot from Partition Wizard. This is about manipulating partitions, but using the tool, we should be able to see the partition set up using the bootable Partition Wizard. Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD
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02 Sep 2015   #13
Citron

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

This is the best I can do since there isn't any operating system to save a screenshot to and extract from.

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03 Sep 2015   #14
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Yes. You can't boot a Legacy and UEFI system on the same computer. The BIOS has to be set for one or the other.
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03 Sep 2015   #15
Citron

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Were you or anyone else able to learn anything from the partition setup?
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03 Sep 2015   #16
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

How do you have you OS installed? it appears that it is installed in Legacy mode. But divided in half.
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04 Sep 2015   #17
Citron

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

The hard drive from the backup computer is a 500GB and this one is 1TB. The other 465.5 GB is just free space.

The operating system was installed normally using the Windows CD. How does an operating system get installed in legacy mode?
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04 Sep 2015   #18
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

You are in Legacy, which is fine. Please run Seatools for DOS SeaTools for DOS and Windows - How to Use

Did your Laptop come with install media?
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10 Sep 2015   #19
Citron

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Yes, the laptop came with a 2GB of dedicated space on the hard drive for recovery.

I decided to wipe my hard drive and try copying the hard drive as it came from the older computer to the new one with different hardware. I did it with MiniTool Partition Wizard, and before booting also corrected the boot files with Paragon Hard Disk Manager 15 using their Boot Corrector tool within the software. Before booting I also loaded all the new drivers onto a USB stick with Acronis True Image 2016 with Universal Restore and integrated the drivers for the new system before booting using Universal Restore.
Everything was done from a bootable USB stick.
My jaw dropped as Windows 7 loaded on the new laptop with different hardware just as it had on the older computer. Of course there are a few changes and updates that need made, update drivers, activations, etc.

Before I was using version 10.0 of Acronis True Image to make the backup image and also decided to try making another image with the newest version. I made a backup image of what I had just done above and also a backup of the old computer hard drive.

I loaded the image onto the new computer with different hardware of the current state of the other hard drive from the old computer and my jaw dropped as it loaded everything up without needing to correct the boot files or load drivers. Acronis True Image 2016 does say it automatically corrects the boot.ini file and Windows Registry during recovery of the system partition to make it bootable even if it was recovered to a non-original partition (or disk) this is when selecting the Primary partition type.

Of the two methods, I would prefer making an image and advise using the latest version of Acronis True Image to create and restore an image as it produces a better result and less errors than the disk copy method.

Thanks all for your help, I have figured this out.
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