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Windows 7: Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer


02 Jan 2011   #99
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 
Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer

How to Transfer your Complete Windows 7 Installation to New Computer

To start, a warning from Microsoft:

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11 Sep 2011   #100
bullfights

W764 & W764
 
 

Well the third backup, to restore image on new hd from old hd backup is going but has integrity errors, found three so far. lets see what happens....


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11 Sep 2011   #101
bullfights

W764 & W764
 
 

Well the back up to restore to new hd didnt work seems that when the backup was being created for some reason the image sequence broke up in between whole numbers and added alpha's, example:

img_D0_001p
img_D0_001a
img_D0_001b
img_D0_001c
img_D0_001d, etc
img_D0_002p

so that lettering broke up the sequence, and couldnt continue, I looked further into the files and there were several other spots with the same thing. At first I was going to delete just that section but said for get it.

No I am going to back up the old hd again but this time in one image file instead of many. lets see what happens now...
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11 Sep 2011   #102
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

@bullfights, you can "undo" it by detaching the HD back to old computer / HW setup and booting it up.

Kari
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Sep 2011   #103
bullfights

W764 & W764
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
@bullfights, you can "undo" it by detaching the HD back to old computer / HW setup and booting it up.

Kari
been trying that Kari,but it wont do anything but got thru like its setting up anew, then it throws an error saying the in can no longer continue and to reboot, but the same thing occurs on that reboot. I tried the link here:
Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer
as thats the errors I am getting but to no avail. Its stuck in that loop.

Right now I have it in the PC (new) and I installed a fresh Windows 7, and was going to move files from the old drive to the new one, but I still cant "see" the old drive. So now have to put it in old sys and try something else, what I dont know.
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11 Sep 2011   #104
bullfights

W764 & W764
 
 

Well I'll be waiting for some news if you post em, I am without my main PC right now, and cant boot to it.If you can let me know what todo it wouldbe great, but right now the only way to see the drive is thru paragon boot cd, which isnt much help.
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12 Sep 2011   #105
bullfights

W764 & W764
 
 

Is there anywhere else I can get some help?
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12 Sep 2011   #106
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Bullfights, the best you can do is to re-attach the HD to the old computer, and do a system restore using a backup image, if the HD still refuses to boot. If you have no backups then use install DVD to do a repair install as told in this tutorial: Repair Install

In worst case scenario do a reinstall NOT FORMATTING THE HD, which creates a Windows.old folder which includes your user folders and data.

I am very sorry I am not able to help you. On those very rare occasions known to me when this method has not worked, I've seen no pattern as of why.

Kari
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12 Sep 2011   #107
bullfights

W764 & W764
 
 

ok well I tried the restore again with paragon , with the initial back up image, and it loaded everything fine, unlike before, then as when finished I rebooted and right after the windows splash screen it went black and came back with the set up is starting services, with a popup that states windows could not finish configuring the system. to attempt to resume config reboot system etc, and from here it loops.
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12 Sep 2011   #108
bullfights

W764 & W764
 
 

I will try the repair install first.....Well after reading the thread post it seems I have to be inside windows first lol, well I cant even get there....
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12 Sep 2011   #109
randallrivy11

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

will this work moving ur installation to a completely new computer ( for example froma hp computer to a acer)?
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