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Windows 7: Unable to repair Windows 7 after hardware upgrade

21 Jul 2011   #41
BigBlue

Win 7 Pro 64-bit and Ent. 64-bit
 
 

Thanks again for the suggestion of Paragon. I bought Backup & Recovery Suite and it WORKED to get Win7 booting again! Nice!

BB


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21 Jul 2011   #42
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Great - glad it worked for you.

Thanks for the update.
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21 Jul 2011   #43
BigBlue

Win 7 Pro 64-bit and Ent. 64-bit
 
 

Turns out it wasn't all roses though. The older hardware I had to move the drive to ended up not having video drivers for Win7. Ugh. And whatever Paragon did to make it bootable also caused Windows to need to re-activate. Maybe that was just due to the significant hardware changes though? BB
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21 Jul 2011   #44
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Yes, that is windows sensing the new hardware - you need a windows product key that allows use on another machine
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22 Jul 2011   #45
BigBlue

Win 7 Pro 64-bit and Ent. 64-bit
 
 

Yeah. But since it is an Enterprise install I need to track down the master product key with the IT folks, which is always entertaining. BB
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