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Windows 7: Cloning A Hard Drive With Windows 7 Installed

11 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Cloning A Hard Drive With Windows 7 Installed

Hello,

My company clones hard drives for deploying our software (each software comes with a new computer and a new windows license). We clone the drive to avoid installing the mother board drivers, windows updates, sql server, etc etc each time. This worked great with Windows XP but with Windows 7 we get a boot error on the clone:

"Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem..."

Is there a way around this issue? We are a small company and it really is a pain to re-install everything for each new release we do.

Thanks in Advance,
Bryan

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11 Jun 2012   #2

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional
 
 

What software are you using to clone disks?
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11 Jun 2012   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Hey

It's Norton Ghost 2003. I know that is way old, but it has been working.
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11 Jun 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jbbatts77 View Post
Hey

It's Norton Ghost 2003. I know that is way old, but it has been working.
That might be your problem. A lot of us here use the Personal Macrium. For your business you might look into Macrium Business software. Business
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11 Jun 2012   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks, i'll give them a call tomorrow and see what they have to say. If it solves the problem, can't beat it for 60 bucks.
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