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Forum: Installation & Setup 14 Apr 2013
Replies: 2
Views: 689
Posted By swbca
Moving Windows 7 disk or disk image to different hardware

With Server 2003 and Windows XP, you could do an "Inplace Reinstall" to move a disk or disk image to different hardware (if it wouldn't start because of a different "Hardware Abstration Layer")

I...
Forum: Installation & Setup 18 May 2012
Replies: 13
Views: 6,818
Posted By swbca
Thanks for all the good information. On my...

Thanks for all the good information. On my Thinkpad T500 it was a problem with the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology drivers which required driver reinstallaton after using Windows Disk Imaging to...
Forum: Installation & Setup 30 Apr 2012
Replies: 13
Views: 6,818
Posted By swbca
"Genuine Windows" problem caused by disk imaging

I found the solution - at least for my comuter - to solve the Genuine Windows problem caused by disk duplication to replace a disk on a computer.

The non-Genuine installation on the new...
Forum: Installation & Setup 29 Apr 2012
Replies: 13
Views: 6,818
Posted By swbca
The Not Genuine problem has always been where I...

The Not Genuine problem has always been where I used Windows 7 imaging and the target drive was in the machine. The source image is on a USB drive. I just got back from Micro-Center to replace my...
Forum: Installation & Setup 29 Apr 2012
Replies: 13
Views: 6,818
Posted By swbca
[QUOTE=RALPH BOLTON;1900958]Hi, its just possible...

[QUOTE=RALPH BOLTON;1900958]Hi, its just possible that you are having the same problem as i have had,, if you look at my post of a few minutes ago, it may help you[QUOTE=swbca;1900436]
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Forum: Installation & Setup 29 Apr 2012
Replies: 13
Views: 6,818
Posted By swbca
I have been using Windows 7 and Server 2008...

I have been using Windows 7 and Server 2008 imaging almost daily since they came out. I have transferred installations between workstations and servers many times and have never had an problem. I am...
Forum: Installation & Setup 28 Apr 2012
Replies: 13
Views: 6,818
Posted By swbca
I just downloaded the Seagate Disk Wizard -...

I just downloaded the Seagate Disk Wizard - Powered by Acronis from this page.

http://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/

(by the way, you helped on another thread a couple of days ago...
Forum: Installation & Setup 28 Apr 2012
Replies: 13
Views: 6,818
Posted By swbca
Restore Win7 Image to Advanced Format Disk - Not Genuine Windows

I bought some new Seagate hard drives that happened to have this feature . . . but I wasn't reading the fine print when I bought them.

"Seagate SmartAlign™ technology1 provides a transition to 4K...
Forum: Installation & Setup 26 Apr 2012
Replies: 27
Views: 7,948
Posted By swbca
Good to Know. I have new retail media too, but...

Good to Know. I have new retail media too, but didn't know for sure if that would work with an OEM key.

Thanks for your help !
Forum: Installation & Setup 26 Apr 2012
Replies: 27
Views: 7,948
Posted By swbca
ACCORDING TO MICROSOFT: The CD key that came...

ACCORDING TO MICROSOFT:
The CD key that came with the computer was valid. The second key they gave me was also valid.

The problem was, I did a fresh install with OEM media from another Lenovo...
Forum: Installation & Setup 25 Apr 2012
Replies: 27
Views: 7,948
Posted By swbca
My test Fresh format/reinstall with the key that...

My test Fresh format/reinstall with the key that came on this PC activated OK but is now getting the "Windows is not Genuine" pop-up. I guess this means it was a used key from the seller's imaging...
Forum: Installation & Setup 24 Apr 2012
Replies: 27
Views: 7,948
Posted By swbca
I went to the activation page, and then...

I went to the activation page, and then immediately selected the option "Type in new Key" So I pasted in the OEM key . . . A message said it would take a while and it did . . but then said...
Forum: Installation & Setup 24 Apr 2012
Replies: 27
Views: 7,948
Posted By swbca
Sorry this is so confusing. I bought a...

Sorry this is so confusing.

I bought a computer with an OEM installation = Computer "A"
I restored an image from Computer "B" to Computer "A"
I activated the OEM key that came on computer "A"...
Forum: Installation & Setup 24 Apr 2012
Replies: 27
Views: 7,948
Posted By swbca
The OEM key did validate on a fresh install I...

The OEM key did validate on a fresh install I tried from OEM media as a test, but the same key did not validate on the same hardware after succesfully activating it on an imported image originally...
Forum: Installation & Setup 24 Apr 2012
Replies: 27
Views: 7,948
Posted By swbca
I'll try Sysprep . . I sort of shortcut ...

I'll try Sysprep . . I sort of shortcut sometimes in our own office, but it would be good to find the solution for the next system.
Forum: Installation & Setup 24 Apr 2012
Replies: 27
Views: 7,948
Posted By swbca
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Forum: Installation & Setup 24 Apr 2012
Replies: 27
Views: 7,948
Posted By swbca
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Forum: Installation & Setup 24 Apr 2012
Replies: 27
Views: 7,948
Posted By swbca
Sorry, I didn't mean to sound impertinent, but...

Sorry, I didn't mean to sound impertinent, but the process for performing a clean install was unrelated to my question.

The imported installation would Activate but not Validate :)

Also the...
Forum: Installation & Setup 24 Apr 2012
Replies: 27
Views: 7,948
Posted By swbca
As a test I did a fresh install with OEM media...

As a test I did a fresh install with OEM media using the original OEM key and it was marked Genuine by the Genuine Validation Tool.

- So the guy sent a Genuine Windows system.
- A fresh install...
Forum: Installation & Setup 24 Apr 2012
Replies: 27
Views: 7,948
Posted By swbca
Thanks, but my question was about the failed...

Thanks, but my question was about the failed Validation of an imported installation using the original OEM key.
Forum: Installation & Setup 23 Apr 2012
Replies: 27
Views: 7,948
Posted By swbca
Reinstall with OEM key on same system - Not Genuine ?

I bought a Thinkpad T500 labeled as Refurbished by Lenovo somewhere in USA. It was sold by a large scale ebay dealer listing a large inventory of "Factory Refurbished" Thinkpads. It came with an OEM...
Forum: Backup and Restore 22 Apr 2012
Replies: 58
Views: 31,381
Posted By swbca
There is a Performance Issue when tranferring...

There is a Performance Issue when tranferring Image from SSD to Disk too.

I had finished an all new-install on a new Thinkpad T410s with an SSD drive. But the screen resolution on this notebook...
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