Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: cloned Windows 7, need to change PATHNAME to drive D?

16 Feb 2010   #11

W7, Xp Pro

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petoskey View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by computersplus View Post
you are fighting a loosing battle here do it right and reinstall
Ok, can I just back up the registry and apply it to the new installation? and then copy the Program Files list back over as well?
Hi, you seem to have a history with similar problems on these forums.

you are fighting a loosing battle here do it right and reinstall

plus1 computersplus

My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Feb 2010   #12

XP Vista 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by computersplus View Post
trying to do all these shortcuts will only lead to more trouble format and full reinstall OS and programs
Alright, I'll just back up my Documents and stuff on my 7 and just reinstall it. You're right about it leading to more problems. Software doesn't like to be changes, especially OSes and drive letters. If I just keep doing run arounds I'll just cause more problems and waste time.

I'ma install it after everything is backed, thanks for the help
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Feb 2010   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

now your on the right track you'll be glad you did!
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 cloned Windows 7, need to change PATHNAME to drive D?

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
How do I change to a cloned hard drive?
I'm cloning my hard drive onto another one, but I'm not exactly sure what the process is for setting the cloned one as my No1 drive. My old one is on its last legs and I'd rather use it for my less important things. What will happen when I disconnect my old one from my computer and only have the...
General Discussion
Windows explorer crashing on cloned hard drive
I have bought laptop with ore installed windows 7 premium 64 bit. It came with a 320 gig hard drive. I have upgraded to a 1 tb and using seagate disk wizard I cloned the 320 hd to the 1 tb. But ever since then the 1 tb hard drive boots fine to windows but the explorer keeps crashing and restarting...
General Discussion
Cloned 1TB C: Drive to new 2TB, now I can't get Windows Update.
I just used Acronis True Image WD Edition to clone my 1TB WD SATA drive to a 2TB Seagate SATA Drive to upgrade the boot drive in my HP PC. The cloning process went well and was without errors, and the computer boots fine from the new drive. All settings are correct, etc. The problem is that I can...
Installation & Setup
How do I change a cloned SATA drive to use as a backup drive
I messed up by making a cloned SATA drive instead of just doing an image back up. Now, because it's recognized as a real system drive, I can't get to it to make it a backup drive with an image vice a clone.
Backup and Restore
Cloned Drive with Windows 7
I installed W7 on my D: drive and it was only 80GB, and had everything running to my satisfaction. Started adding a few programs from my Vista install and thought the drive was to small, so cloned the drive unto a backup drive and installed a 1TB drive. Cloned the image back unto the new drive, but...
Installation & Setup

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:01.

Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App