Sysprep claims this is an upgraded version of Windows. It sort of is.... I started with Windows 7 RC2, then when I had to upgrade to the retail release, I found a trick to allow Windows 7 Home Premium to install over RC2 and basically do the double install trick. When I updated all the hardware, I had to call up MS.
I had no problems on the old system that way, recently installed WHS 2011 onto the network, backup-ed everything and as I said even did a bare install of a previously saved image of my original HD onto an SSD, all worked, no problems. Its only now with changed Motherboard and APU that it sort of works.
I will updated this post if I do what I think what will work, works. Which is, do a clean install by allowing Windows to format the drive. Once its finished, run Sysprep as instructed and then when its time to put the image back on, do that.
If that fails... I'll keep you posted.
It fails (not really, read) -
I found the reg key that prevented Sysprep from running in the first place. I deleted that and Sysprep ran....
Its getting late (3:39am) and I am tired of messing with it. I put another image on the drive, but what I noticed is that it wanted to install the image on drive (D
as my SSD some how became drive D: Didn't think much of it and it took over an hour to restore 55GB over 802.11n. It booted into Windows fine, so I setup Sysprep Generalize, set it to reboot since this is already the new hardware and immediately ran into problems, specifically - c0000021a Fatal Error
I tried this - http://serverfault.com/questions/285...utocheck-bsods
Didn't work. But I noticed in Diskpart that the OS is located on the SSD which is drive D some how. (Volume 1). So I tried this - http://paradisj.blogspot.com/2012/02...tore-stop.html
Got another error, put in the Windows disk, prompted to System Repair. It claims it found the problem and wants to fix it. Claims to have fixed it, saying "Boot Config is corrupt" and the action taken was to Partition Table Repair. I am rebooting....
Still claims Autochk Not Found, same Fatal Error.