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Windows 7: Moving Win7 HD to new system


24 Nov 2011   #1

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Moving Win7 HD to new system

My system CPU fan remains at high speed and the system won't enter BIOS. I got a duplicate HP system and tried to move my Windows 7 HD from the older system to the new one without any luck. Apparantly Windows 7 is protected with some sort of hardware hash. I can't use repair or restore.

How can I get my Windows 7 HD to work in this new system? Everything is legit regarding my software keys, etc.

Thanks.


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24 Nov 2011   #2
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If you can't SysPrep your HD on old hardware first, then you'll need to boot Paragon Adaptive Restore CD to run on the new hardware, pointed at Windows 7 partition, to remove all drivers, Hardware ID and Security ID's.

Absent this clean reinstall using a Windows 7 retail Installation DVD for your version, following these tips to get a perfect reinstall of factory OEM: Reinstalling Windows 7
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25 Nov 2011   #3

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Thanks, gregrocker. I see you respond a lot on this forum. Your dedication is much appreciated. I picked up Paragon today and will give it a try. Let you know how things turn out.
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