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Windows 7: W7 image to SSD

04 Jun 2012   #1
meebers

Windows 7 Professional X64 Service Pack 1
 
 
W7 image to SSD

After a couple of days I am pretty close to getting this accomplished. Did a Macrium image, D/L Macrium WinPE and ran from boot. Could not locate the image so attempted restart with CD out of drive. Puter would not start and "hung" (one small flash of the bios screen) then a black screen, the graphics card fan was in hipper speed???? Non related I know. Unplugged all HDD's and SSD, bios was now back, slowly plugged them back in and normal start. Did another image, WinPE was able to find it now and was able to write the image to the SSD. No problems, boots etc and everything seems normal except the SSD is assigned D:. The original HDD remains C:. This is causing one problem, all Microsoft Office Apps will not start from either the task bar or the start menu. Probably because of the drive lettering mixup??? Error "The windows Installer service could not be accessed" Other non MS Office apps run normal. In the past when I changed the boot drive, it assumed the C:, and the previous drive would "trade" Drive letters. How can I get this auto-switch to function again.?? Tx




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04 Jun 2012   #2
derekimo

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Have you tried unplugging all drives except the SSD?

Moving the SSD to the Disc 0 position instead of Disc 1?

Something to try...
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04 Jun 2012   #3
gregrocker

 

Did you tell Macrium to assign C or Auto to the image, include MBR and Track 0? That's the only reason I can think of why Win7 would not see itself as C as it will always do when installed from boot or re-imaged without requesting another drive letter.

You might want to try directly cloning using the premium Acronis cloning suite which comes free with any WD or Seagate HD in the mix. The imaging suite is also better, and the Manual on downloads page is clear.

You may need to study Macrium - Image your system manual more in depth to get it to assume C after reimaging. If it won't start it requires marking Active to run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times with all other HD's unplugged and Win7 set first to boot in BIOS setup.
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05 Jun 2012   #4
edwar

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Could be when you created the Image you only imaged the C drive and not the complete drive. Doing that will not copy over the System Reserve partition and your system is still booting from the drive that contains the Sys Reserve partition.
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06 Jun 2012   #5
meebers

Windows 7 Professional X64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by edwar View Post
Could be when you created the Image you only imaged the C drive and not the complete drive. Doing that will not copy over the System Reserve partition and your system is still booting from the drive that contains the Sys Reserve partition.
Tx. The entire disk had an image for it. (2 partitions) Formated the SSD for one simple partition. Both (SR & OS) installed with no reported problems from Macirum. When I booted from the SSD, screen was light blue and in the bottom corner, it said that this was not a genuine windows copy!

I tried my old friend Casper, cloned the C: to E: (SSD) and I am running off of the SSD C: now. The original C: is now E: as expected


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06 Jun 2012   #6
gregrocker

 

Good work. You can mark the thread Solved if there's nothing else.
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06 Jun 2012   #7
meebers

Windows 7 Professional X64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Yes and thank you for your input and help!
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