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Windows 7: HDD cloning time

14 Dec 2014   #21
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tinmar49 View Post
Could my windows background, which is set to change every ten seconds be the problem?
I doubt it. Cloning is just iffy. That is also my experience.


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14 Dec 2014   #22
tinmar49

w7 ult 64 and w7 hp 64 X 2 mint 64 8.1 64 10wtp 64
 
 

I would love to do a clean installation, see "ACHI blocking installation"
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14 Dec 2014   #23
tinmar49

w7 ult 64 and w7 hp 64 X 2 mint 64 8.1 64 10wtp 64
 
 

Iv'e just aborted the Todo, it had only copied the system reserved partition.
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14 Dec 2014   #24
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Clean install is more straight forward and less frustrating
Not in my experience. Dealing with just the M$ updates is far more frustrating, not to mention time consuming.
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14 Dec 2014   #25
tinmar49

w7 ult 64 and w7 hp 64 X 2 mint 64 8.1 64 10wtp 64
 
 

Another try with Macrium Reflect to clone ended with something like "broken pipe". If it had succeeded it would have taken about 6 hours.
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14 Dec 2014   #26
gregrocker

 

Please download and run MGADiag.exe, post back its report in the code box using the # on the reply box toolbar.

This thread in addition to ACHI blocking installation - Windows 7 Help Forums
makes me think you might have disk problems.

Were you trying to preserve your multi-boot by not following the disk wiping steps from Troubleshoot Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums?

This is self-defeating since the one step which works more than all others to overcome installation problems is wiping the disk with Clean Command. Over the years the only cases I remember which fail to get Win7 installed are those who refuse to do this, while all others get it installed eventually.

I would test the hard drive now using HD Diagnostic extended CD scan, then wipe it to create a full disk Primary Active partition from Troubleshoot Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums upon which to run a full Disk Check.

When you are ready to continue with the troubleshooting in the other thread then we will get it installed as we have in every one of tens of thousands of cases we've helped with here where there is cooperation and all steps are followed with none skipped, because the skipped step often proves to be the solution.
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14 Dec 2014   #27
tinmar49

w7 ult 64 and w7 hp 64 X 2 mint 64 8.1 64 10wtp 64
 
 

I can run the Windows MGAdiag but I can't attach it, it is a waste of time anyway because this copy of Windows was sent to me direct from Microsoft in Dublin. I use hardware switching to run multiple OS's so there cannot be any interaction. The common factor is the BIOS but that works with 5 different operating systems with no problems. The new ssd works fine with Mint 17.1 64bit but that's not what I bought it for. SMART monitoring does not show any problems either with the ssd or the hdd with Windows on it. I will run the HD Diagnostic tomorrow.
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14 Dec 2014   #28
gregrocker

 

If these OS's are on other drives did you wipe the target HD with Diskpart Clean Command?

Were all other HD's unplugged?

What about the other steps to Troubleshoot Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums?
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14 Dec 2014   #29
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tinmar49 View Post
I would love to do a clean installation, see "ACHI blocking installation"
So why don`t you do that ?

Just put windows on the ssd, keep the 1000 other OS`s on the hardd rive.

You would have been done weeks ago and enjoying your ssd
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15 Dec 2014   #30
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Clean install is more straight forward and less frustrating
Not in my experience. Dealing with just the M$ updates is far more frustrating, not to mention time consuming.
Depends on how you deal with them :/
Install only Important updates in the beginning
Review the optional and recommended ones after picking out only the ones that apply to your usage/ devices,
No one ever died by skipping a optional update
I like clean installs they are awesome
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