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Windows 7: Cloning hdd to ssd issues

14 Jan 2011   #1
superdiablomax

Windows 7 32bits Home Edition
 
 
Cloning hdd to ssd issues

Hi All,

Here is a brief description of what I am trying to acheive since yesterday :

I have windows 7 installed on my machine (I did an upgrade from XP to 7) that is stored on a 160go hdd, I want to copy it to a faster but slightly smaller ssd.

I have resized the partition so that they would fit on the ssd and then I tried to copy the disk to the ssd using clonezilla. I had to copy partition by partition since the size of the disk is smaller.

After doing so I realise that the mbr had not been copied, I used the windows 7 recovery console to restore the mbr and the boot loader. I had windows 7 running but then got :Windows 7 Build 7600 this copy of windows is not genuine

Would anybody know why would that happen ? Is it that Windows 7 key is stored on the original hard drive and was not copied other using clonezilla ?

Since then I restored the ssd to its original state.

Thanks


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14 Jan 2011   #2
pricetech

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

If I'm not mistaken, changing the hard drive would trigger the need for reactivation. Shouldn't be an issue though, a phone call should straighten it out.
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14 Jan 2011   #3
Jarett

Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit
 
 

I had the same issue, just call windows support with your product key and it will be resolved.
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15 Jan 2011   #4
superdiablomax

Windows 7 32bits Home Edition
 
 
Got it fixed

Hi All,

I finally got it fixed by following those instructions : http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-u...nuine-fix.html

Turns out that the change of drive was not exactly what was causing the "Non Genuine" message to appear but rather Windows 7 being lost by the change of Letter on my drives.
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