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Windows 7: Hard Drive Copy?

12 Jan 2010   #1
Anpippin

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 
Hard Drive Copy?

Hey I have 2 different hard drives on my pc and one of them has the Windows 7 Beta, and the other has Windows 7 Ultimate full retail version and I was wondering if there is anyway I can get all my files and games and stuff from my Windows 7 Beta onto my Windows 7 Ultimate without having to reinstall or redownload everything?


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12 Jan 2010   #2
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Files should be no problem, just copy/paste, but there is no good way to move programs without reinstalling them.
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13 Jan 2010   #3
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

You can copy a partition and all it's files, but there are no registry entries for these copied partitions, so the programs will not run.

You'll need to re-install all your 3rd party applications.
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13 Jan 2010   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

You may want to consider Windows Easy Transfer. To make it a bit less tedious. That being said, you should also keep a copy of everything on another external device. There have been few (really not many) problems. As with anything problems can develope.
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13 Jan 2010   #5
Anpippin

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
You may want to consider Windows Easy Transfer. To make it a bit less tedious. That being said, you should also keep a copy of everything on another external device. There have been few (really not many) problems. As with anything problems can develope.
Where can I find Windows Easy transfer for Windows 7?
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13 Jan 2010   #6
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

It is included with Vista and Windows 7

Here is some information.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win...-transfer.aspx
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13 Jan 2010   #7
Anpippin

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
It is included with Vista and Windows 7

Here is some information.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win...-transfer.aspx
Would I have to have 3 hard drives to be able to do this, without an easy transfer cable?
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13 Jan 2010   #8
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

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14 Jan 2010   #9
gosaad

win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Files should be no problem, just copy/paste, but there is no good way to move programs without reinstalling them.

Not at all
Use HD Clone
Start computer from CD/DVD (win7 dvd)ninside
choose Repair
restart windows 7 ultimate from the new hard disk.
regards
Sam
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14 Jan 2010   #10
gosaad

win 7
 
 
hard disk cloning in win7

Today
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gosaad View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Files should be no problem, just copy/paste, but there is no good way to move programs without reinstalling them.

Not at all
Use HD Clone
Start computer from CD/DVD (win7 dvd) inside
choose Repair
restart windows 7 ultimate from the new hard disk.
regards
Sam
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