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Windows 7: How to access Win 7 hd in Win 8.1

20 Dec 2013   #21
hap7

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

REZURECT007:
Do I need a product key to clone? You seem very helpful. I have lots of questions.

Thank u


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20 Dec 2013   #22
LuzTeTT

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hap7 View Post
REZURECT007:
Do I need a product key to clone? You seem very helpful. I have lots of questions.

Thank u
No. Your OS will clone over as-is, product key and settings included.
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20 Dec 2013   #23
hap7

Win 7 64 bit
 
 
reply to LuzTeTT

The hard disk I wish to clone is out of a Win 7 laptop & is being hooked up to (via USB) by an external disk case & be cloned using
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20 Dec 2013   #24
hap7

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

reply to LuzTeTT:

Sorry. I'll finish what I was gonna say..

...
The hard disk I wish to clone is out of a Win 7 laptop & is being hooked up to (via USB) by an external disk case to my new Win 8 laptop. Does the different OS matter? Because the disk being cloned ("Disk A") is being cloned by a Win 8 pc, does that mean that I'll have Win 7 on my new laptop (utilizing the cloned disk) or what?

Thank you again
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20 Dec 2013   #25
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hap7 View Post
reply to LuzTeTT:

Sorry. I'll finish what I was gonna say..

...The hard disk I wish to clone is out of a Win 7 laptop & is being hooked up to (via USB) by an external disk case to my new Win 8 laptop. Does the different OS matter? Because the disk being cloned ("Disk A") is being cloned by a Win 8 pc, does that mean that I'll have Win 7 on my new laptop (utilizing the cloned disk) or what?

Thank you again
You want to clone, so make an EXACT copy. You can make an EXACT copy with special software. For example macrium reflect recovery DVD. Or special software in winxp,linux,OSX .... whatever.

After cloning you have an EXACT copy of the disk. After succesfull cloning you can transfer that disk to another PC. Use procedure Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer afterwards.
Or just attach the clone to the new pc and do Make Windows 7 bootable after motherboard swap ... it's just a few clicks. What's the brand/model of the new laptop?
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20 Dec 2013   #26
hap7

Win 7 64 bit
 
 
reply to LuzTeTT

The new laptop is an Asus K55N..750 G, quad core 6 G of RAM

I just want to be able to have it read the hard drive
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20 Dec 2013   #27
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hap7 View Post
The new laptop is an Asus K55N..750 G, quad core 6 G of RAM

I just want to be able to have it read the hard drive
Which harddrive.... the external with win7 or the internal with win8? What do you want to do if you can read it? It's readable right now I think... any error message?
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20 Dec 2013   #28
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hap7 View Post
The new laptop is an Asus K55N..750 G, quad core 6 G of RAM

I just want to be able to have it read the hard drive
ASUS® (K55N-BH81-CB) or ASUS® (K55N-BD81), or ....?
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20 Dec 2013   #29
hap7

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

K55N-BH81-CB ------> thad b the Win 8 pc as u probly know already

I was going to use the free version of Macrium Reflect, if u think that's the best / user freindly one to use. Do u know if I can use the Win 7 hd as the original disk & the Win 8 C drive as the target disk?

It'll b hooked up by USB.

What else can I tell u to help u help me?

Thanks
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20 Dec 2013   #30
matts6887

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hap7 View Post
Yes, I guess I want an exact clone if that's whatcha call it

The reason I told u I had it in an external case is just to be clear FYI.

Thanks
You can't boot win7 from external disk!
This person is right. Generally speaking in order to install and or run windows it needs to be on a internal drive.
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