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Windows 7: How can i move files (Including Windows) Onto a New HDD From a old one

01 Feb 2013   #51
crazykilla

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
All lines with device, osdevice. ramdisksdidevice, filedevice point to Z (or boot) instead C? No references to C at all? Then bootmenu is fine.
Nope, Pritey much all C:


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01 Feb 2013   #52
Kaktussoft

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in disk management you see disk 0 disk disk 1. If you swap connectors.... disk 0 and disk 1 contents should be swapped.
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01 Feb 2013   #53
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crazykilla View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
All lines with device, osdevice. ramdisksdidevice, filedevice point to Z (or boot) instead C? No references to C at all? Then bootmenu is fine.
Nope, Pritey much all C:
... alright. Now I understand. Post screenshot of disk management. It most likely boots from Z but loads C. Is Z marked system in disk management?
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01 Feb 2013   #54
crazykilla

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Yes it is marked as System
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01 Feb 2013   #55
Kaktussoft

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Alright... you did the clone wrong! You didn't make it primary and active. Macrium didn't adjust the bootmenu and device letters in registry. We gonna fix it now. Read carefully.

In elevated command pormpt:
Code:
bcdedit/set {current} description "Win7 old"
Now add a new boot entry
Code:
bcdboot Z:\windows
both commands succesful? Reboot. You get a bootmenu. Select win7 old and it boots to old C
Select other option and it boots the new windows.

Boot to the new windows. Post screenshot from new windows. Most likely almost the same... not finished yet. Stay in new windows but don't do anything important!
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01 Feb 2013   #56
crazykilla

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Alright thankyou, i finally got there... i went into msconfig and i had two boot options, C: and Z:, thanks man!
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01 Feb 2013   #57
Kaktussoft

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When booted succesfully in new win7.. disk mangement still shows wrong drive letters (Z is still called Z). Maybe it's fine already. To repair that. Be sure to boot to new win7.
run regedit
Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\MountedDevices
In right pane you see a lot of things. But you see \DosDevices\Z: and \DosDevices\C:

Rename \DosDevices\Z: to \DosDevices\QQ
Rename \DosDevices\C: to \DosDevices\Z:
Rename \DosDevices\QQ to \DosDevices\C:

So you actually swapped C and Z

Now reboot again to new win7. Post disk mangement output
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01 Feb 2013   #58
Kaktussoft

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Assuming correct drive is called C now in disk managent:

System Protection - Turn On or Off
Be sure to disable syetem protection on ghost drives listed there. They will disappear afterwards. Be sure to do step 10 for new C. So restore system settings and previous versoins of files must be turned on. Space 10GB is enough.
Settings for other disk you may decide yourself.
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01 Feb 2013   #59
gregrocker

 

When you boot into the clone now is it C? It should be lettered C if the cloning was done correctly set to Auto. If not I would do it over.

Also since you cloned to a Logical partition, the Win7 boot files cannot be placed on a Logical partition until it is converted to Primary, marked Active and then run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times.

Since you were not told to run the Startup Repairs, but instead manually edited the BCD, chances are the job was not done completely. When you reboot and tap the F8 key, do you have the Repair My Computer choice at the top of Advanced Boot Options? If not run Startup Repair several times.

I would also have the new OS drive in Disk0 slot, still set first HD to boot in BIOS setup, no other partition marked Active.
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01 Feb 2013   #60
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crazykilla View Post
Alright thankyou, i finally got there... i went into msconfig and i had two boot options, C: and Z:, thanks man!
New disk should be called C now when booted from new win7!! Do the registry trick!
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