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Windows 7: Simple straightforward hard drive cloning software?

03 Jul 2012   #11
Kaktussoft

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03 Jul 2012   #12
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Well if you just want to break the sysprep process: try this when booting from old drive (new drive disconnected)
  1. When the error: Windows could not finish configuring the system. To attempt to resume configuration, restart the computer. Press SHIFT – F10. Don’t press OK.
  2. Start compmgmt.msc, enable the administrator user, or create an extra user with administrator rights. Or do net user yourusername /active:Yes
  3. Start Regedit
  4. Go to HKLM\System\Setup
  5. Clear the Cmdline value
  6. Reset the MiniSetupInProgress, SetupType and SystemSetupInProgress to 0 / zero
  7. Restart the machine
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After this you have to install hotfix A Windows 7 or a Windows Server 2008 R2 image deployment process stops when you try to deploy the image on another computer
reboot and try to sysprep again
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03 Jul 2012   #13
Tomha

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Is there any kind of program or something that allows you to save installed files, cd keys, certain registry changes, etc and allow you to easily restore them after an install? For example I have microsoft office 2010, but my product key came in an email which has since been lost to a stuff up with the server, trying to get this working again would be a huge hassle.
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03 Jul 2012   #14
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tomha View Post
Is there any kind of program or something that allows you to save installed files, cd keys, certain registry changes, etc and allow you to easily restore them after an install? For example I have microsoft office 2010, but my product key came in an email which has since been lost to a stuff up with the server, trying to get this working again would be a huge hassle.
Windows Easy Transfer - Windows 7 features - Microsoft Windows does it partitially

But better..... make backups using windows backup or "system image"
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03 Jul 2012   #15
Kaktussoft

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Still defragging? Still shrinking partitions? Or are you trying to cancel sysprep and boot from old drive?
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03 Jul 2012   #16
Tomha

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How do I use windows backup? I can't find it anywhere.

The defrag process is still going on G (its slow ). Almost done though..I assume...part3:3% consolidated?. Once the partitions are all set I'll let you know, I'm gonna try get a backup before I try fix it, then I will fix that, start grabbing my second lot of backups using the tools you have suggested, then I will reformat and start a fresh install.

Thank you soooo much for the help, its incredibly helpful and I appreciate it a lot
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03 Jul 2012   #17
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tomha View Post
Is there any kind of program or something that allows you to save installed files, cd keys, certain registry changes, etc and allow you to easily restore them after an install? For example I have microsoft office 2010, but my product key came in an email which has since been lost to a stuff up with the server, trying to get this working again would be a huge hassle.
First solve the current problem!
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03 Jul 2012   #18
Kaktussoft

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Did you install Partition Wizard Home edition? Do it now! Shrink C to about 100GB and G to about 800GB. unallocated space should appear now on the right side (not the left!) of both partitions. Take at look at the free space next to C and the size of partition G. Does G fit in the free space after C? Now press apply. You have to reboot I think.

Post screenshot of disk management after reboot
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03 Jul 2012   #19
Tomha

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Shrinking G at the moment, just under 800gb
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03 Jul 2012   #20
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tomha View Post
Shrinking G at the moment, just under 800gb
partition wizard moves files being located at end of partition to another location... so it can shrink.

Shrink (use partition wizard move/resize) C as well. Make it about 100GB. Of course apply changes and reboot
Post screenshot of "disk management" afterwards
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