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Windows 7: OEM hidden partition questions

16 Apr 2015   #11
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by betaupsilon View Post
After seeing your response I went ahead & removed the harddrive from computer B & put it in A. I restored the image & it booted up immediately & all WINDOWS utilities seem intact. Now I have a cloned harddrive along with my system image.

So I should have done that in the first place. I surmise by your statement on the OEM:SLP I would have had problems even if computer B was an identical model to computer A?
What you are saying is a little confusing so to be clear. I assume computer A is a Dell Latitude 810 with Windows 7 and B is a Dell Latitude 800 with XP.
You made a Macrium image of computer A. Swapped the computer B drive into computer A. Performed a system image restore to A. I would have expected A to boot because all you have done is replace the drive and reimaged. You can go down to the shop and buy a brand new drive and do the same thing. BTW this is not cloning.

The OEM:SLP is likely to be an issue if you put the computer A drive (810 pc) into the computer B (800 pc). There is a SLIC table in the BIOS used to authenticate licensing. If it worked and I was MS I'd be knocking on Dell's door.


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16 Apr 2015   #12
betaupsilon

Windows 7 Home Prem 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
What you are saying is a little confusing so to be clear. I assume computer A is a Dell Latitude 810 with Windows 7 and B is a Dell Latitude 800 with XP.

The OEM:SLP is likely to be an issue if you put the computer A drive (810 pc) into the computer B (800 pc). There is a SLIC table in the BIOS used to authenticate licensing. If it worked and I was MS I'd be knocking on Dell's door.
No, both computers were XP SP3 or at least the D810 is. What the original version of XP for the D800 I am not sure because that drive was swiped prior to me obtaining it. I assumed the 2 platforms were close enough that I could test the image of computer A on computer B. It worked somewhat, but there were some quirks.

If I understand you correctly, I would still have quirks even if the 2 computers are identical models?
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16 Apr 2015   #13
gregrocker

 

Is this XP? If so run an XP Repair Install.

If not you can also reinstall Win7 while keeping all of your files, programs and settings in place, also adjusting to the new hardware following Repair Install.

But an image to different hardware should adjust enough to boot using Adjust Win7 to boot on new hardware with Paragon Adaptive Restore CD which may also sort out some quirks that may be related to differing SID's and HID's. Drivers are all swapped out during the first boot in a cascade that you can monitor from the System Tray icon, until it prompts for a final reboot after all are changed. If they weren't then definitely run the PAR CD on the install.
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16 Apr 2015   #14
betaupsilon

Windows 7 Home Prem 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If not you can also reinstall Win7 while keeping all of your files, programs and settings in place, also adjusting to the new hardware following Repair Install.
I was actually contemplating this, but I decided to image the old system 1st. Then when I had trouble reconstructing that image I lost sight of my ultimate objective. If I had no confidence in my image I did not want to risk the upgrade to WIN7 due to software that predates WIN7 & might have compatibility issues.

Once I have 100% confidence in the image I will probably do the upgrade.
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17 Apr 2015   #15
gregrocker

 

You still didn't answer if you have XP. If so then you can't do an in-place (Win7 Repair Install) Upgrade to Win7.

But the solution to XP performing badly on new hardware is to do the Repair Install.
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17 Apr 2015   #16
betaupsilon

Windows 7 Home Prem 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You still didn't answer if you have XP.
I stated earlier that both computers are XP.
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17 Apr 2015   #17
gregrocker

 

Yes, but you did not say that the installed OS' are XP. We otherwise assume at a Win7 forums that Win7 is involved.

I have provided XP support all along for those questions I can, including in 2150 comments of those doing a Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP - Page 55 - Windows 7 Help Forums
but gradually the requests concerning XP have faded. So I wasn't sure and needed to ask to be sure.
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17 Apr 2015   #18
betaupsilon

Windows 7 Home Prem 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Is this XP? If so run an XP Repair Install.

If not you can also reinstall Win7 while keeping all of your files, programs and settings in place, also adjusting to the new hardware following Repair Install.

But an image to different hardware should adjust enough to boot using Adjust Win7 to boot on new hardware with Paragon Adaptive Restore CD which may also sort out some quirks that may be related to differing SID's and HID's. Drivers are all swapped out during the first boot in a cascade that you can monitor from the System Tray icon, until it prompts for a final reboot after all are changed. If they weren't then definitely run the PAR CD on the install.
The PARAGON tool actually corrected the quirks; whereas, the REPAIR install could not. I think I will post to that thread that this tool also works on XP systems as well.
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17 Apr 2015   #19
gregrocker

 

Thanks for letting us know.
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17 Apr 2015   #20
betaupsilon

Windows 7 Home Prem 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by betaupsilon View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Is this XP? If so run an XP Repair Install.

If not you can also reinstall Win7 while keeping all of your files, programs and settings in place, also adjusting to the new hardware following Repair Install.

But an image to different hardware should adjust enough to boot using Adjust Win7 to boot on new hardware with Paragon Adaptive Restore CD which may also sort out some quirks that may be related to differing SID's and HID's. Drivers are all swapped out during the first boot in a cascade that you can monitor from the System Tray icon, until it prompts for a final reboot after all are changed. If they weren't then definitely run the PAR CD on the install.
The PARAGON tool actually corrected the quirks; whereas, the REPAIR install could not. I think I will post to that thread that this tool also works on XP systems as well.
Well it appears I do have 1 menacing device driver missing which I am not sure of. Other than that the PARAGON tool outperforms a REPAIR install by not only effectiveness, but also time expense.

I should probably initiate a new thread, but I'll try here 1st. The remaining driver that I cannot seem to resolve has to do with BASE SYSTEM DEVICE. Under DEVICE MGR it is falls within the OTHER DEVICES category. The specifics are when I view PROPERTIES "This device is not configured correctly. (Code 1) To reinstall the drivers for this device, click Reinstall Driver." LOCATION: PCI bus 2, device 1, function 3. It is identified as a BASE SYSTEM DEVICE with ID: PCI\VEN_104C&DEV_8204&SUBSYS_014E1028&REV_00\4&39A85202&0&0BF0.

There are no other specs or descriptions. How else could I resolve this besides simply disabling the device whatever that device might be?
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