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Windows 7: install ssd and keep all programs without a reinstall of windows

13 Jan 2015   #11
Kaktussoft

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Do System Repair Disc - Create so we can troubleshoot in case something goes wrong


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13 Jan 2015   #12
Kaktussoft

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Was the partition where SSD_C is now already called L PRIOR to last cloning?
So was it called L at time of starting the clone? I hope not
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13 Jan 2015   #13
gatewatcher

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Disk was from Macrium iso file that I burned with imgburn. Got the elevated command prompt on screen. Can't post on two lines as you did, or don't know how to. No it wasn't that's new there was no L. What I did was cloned system and C to SSD . That's all I did.
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13 Jan 2015   #14
Kaktussoft

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Do #11 so we can troubleshoot in case of problems. Is that disk bootable? Try it as a test.
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13 Jan 2015   #15
gatewatcher

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Very confused here, as you can see. Was on another site where one of your members goes. WHS, Wolfgang. Saw that I probably should have disconnected my HDD during the cloning process. I didn't. I want to start anew. Appreciate your help.
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13 Jan 2015   #16
Kaktussoft

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You can't disconnect during clone.... do you want to clone a disconnected disk ;-)
After cloning.... the bootmenu (even the cloned) and stuff in registry still point to old disk!!!! Imaging and restoring (without the source attached) will fix that automagically.

But you did clone.... I'll tell you how to fix the few problems. Did you make the system repair disc already? Detach the old disk from system. So physically disconnect it! Now boot from system repair disc and do a "startup repair" 3 times with reboots in between. then boot normally (old HDD stiil disconnected). Post results
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13 Jan 2015   #17
gatewatcher

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I did make the disk. What you want me to do is going to take some time. It's the desktop that I am now using. I don't want to lose your help, or take up your time while I am doing this. Could I do it tomorrow, can get another computer to use in the meantime. and, then post results.
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13 Jan 2015   #18
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gatewatcher View Post
I did make the disk. What you want me to do is going to take some time. It's the desktop that I am now using. I don't want to lose your help, or take up your time while I am doing this. Could I do it tomorrow, can get another computer to use in the meantime. and, then post results.
I'm online .. maybe 10 times a week. So you won't lose me ;-)
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13 Jan 2015   #19
gatewatcher

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Ok. Thank you. will do what you have said in previous post. Disk is made. Just takes me awhile to take computer apart. I'm almost 70 years young. Hands and fingers don't operate as they did awhile ago. I will be here and post results when task assigned by you is fully accomplished. Thank you again.
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13 Jan 2015   #20
Kaktussoft

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Take your time. It's quite easy btw. This old guy is 54 years young btw. Be sure to keep the old HDD detached during this test.
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