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


01 Feb 2013   #71

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crazykilla View Post
Why? I called it Z on purpose, coz i wanted windos to be in Z
You want new windows in partition that's called Z now. I just want you to rename it to C. Only to C in new Windows 7. old windows still sees it as Z.

Registry, and all windows stuff refers to C. So you have to adjust what's called C.

Do what I askd you to do in #57
Do it and post disk managemnet screenshot afterwards


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01 Feb 2013   #72

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After that
remove "Windows 7 old" from bootmenu using msconfig
And do what I asked you to do in #58

Do you have an Windows 7 repair disk or Windows 7 installation dvd? If not create one. System Repair Disc - Create

Now boot from dvd and do startup repair 3 times with reboots in between.
Startup Repair
This will adjust bootmenu and makes F8 "repair your computer" functionality active again.

remove "Windows 7 old" from bootmenu using msconfig if startup repair did add it

Still waiting for screenshot of disk management from Windows 7 new (after registry tricks and reboot)
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01 Feb 2013   #73
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Crazy, I was referring to Windows 7 seeing itself as C when it's booted as it's is intended to do when correctly installed from boot and not another OS on C, or when drive imaging is set correctly to Auto drive letter.
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01 Feb 2013   #74

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crazykilla View Post
Why? I called it Z on purpose, coz i wanted windos to be in Z
Crasykilla, the new windows partition Z is only Z because you are looking at it from windows C, the partition you are in now. Once you get booting into the new hard drive ( that`s what i`ll call it ) windows will be C. There is nothing you can do about that, nor should you try. Do you understand that. Let us know what you want to do when you come back on. This could have been done a lot faster and neater with windows built in imaging.
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02 Feb 2013   #75

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What? Are you saying im still using windows from my old HDD? or can't i use letter Z: for windows? i know that everything is working fine and im booted from Z:, the windows from the NEW Hdd, when i swapped SATA cables that didn't change the letters/drives around if thats what your thinking...
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02 Feb 2013   #76
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We're still waiting to see the screenshot of your maximized Disk Mgmt drive map showing that you're booted into the cloned Windows 7. Once you boot into it then it should show as C drive. This is how Windows always works when it's correctly installed from boot and the installer is not run incorrectly from another OS.

So unplug your other HD's, swap the old C drive data cable to the new clone HD, make sure it remains set first HD to boot in BIOS setup, boot it to see if it can boot on its own - which it should considering it was already holding the System Active flags in the old screenshot.

What you have not done yet is show us a Disk Mgmt screenshot of the newly cloned Windows 7 when it is booted. In that screenshot the old C drive was booted.
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02 Feb 2013   #77

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Erm, i may have just fuqed my pc up, i somehow ended up changing letter opd hdd and now it dont boot well, i wanted to put it i to a diff pc but incant have 2 C's on the same pc can i? How so i change this back?
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02 Feb 2013   #78

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Alright i fixed the crap that i did to my pc, i ended up formatting Z: and i thought that im not gonna bother anymore, i was going to try what AddRam said but i thought that ill just simply reinstall windows, it would get rid of all my problems and programs that slow my pc down that i don't ever bother removing...
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02 Feb 2013   #79
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Why do you bother asking for help here when you don't read or pay attention to a single thing we've said? I told you exactly what you needed to do and you never even bothered to ask any questions if you didn't understand it, then went off and did something nonsensical and random. So why are you even here? You came to the best place on the web to learn and then ignore everything.
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02 Feb 2013   #80

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Jesus man, i changed the letter of the deive that i thought ill take out and use for emergencies, not knowing that windows was still using it, sorry for wasting your time, dont over exagerate
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