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


02 Jan 2011   #199
Kari

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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

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11 Mar 2012   #200
Solowren

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xxxwea View Post
thank you for this great tutorial
I have been searching all over the net and dlling apps to do exactly this to no avail. was looking for a way to deploy Windows 7 w/ pre-installed apps and this is just what I needed.

now, the main reason I posted was because I was having the same problem as ForrestHK and I happened to stumble across a solution.

-when the message mentioned above appears hit OK and it should reboot.
-while its booting up hit F8 to load the advanced options menu (is that what its called?), select safe mode.
-now, it should load as it did before (w/ the System is starting devices & all) and you should encounter a similar error as before, only this time it'll say something like “Windows could not finish configuring the system in safe mode."
-hit OK and it'll reboot again, this time after it reboots it should complete successfully.

I don't know if this will work for everyone, or anyone at all, but I sure hope it does.
Hello everyone, I know this post I'm quoting is old, but I wanted let you all know that this worked to solve my problem. Here is the problem:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ForrestHK View Post
Today i did the OOBE on my computer and transferred the harddisk to the new system(with one installed system on it), but unfortunately it stopped loaded up my system on my harddisk transferred when reaching “System is starting devices” and said “Windows could not finish configuring the system. To attempt to resume configuration, restart the computer.” And when i reboot it showed the same warning.
I have loaded up setup.etl from Panther folder and looked it up on my installed system, got nothing special warning like reg keys failed or wtsoever…

Any solutions?
Thanks for a great tutorial.


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13 Mar 2012   #201
dlargeit

windows 7 64 ultimate
 
 
07b blue screen - stuck now

I run a sysprep (didnt do an image backup as lacked space - dam!) and the process ran fine. Swapped over hardware now im stuck on booting as im getting the 07b blue screen every time. I have even tried paragon recovery cd and that hasnt helped. Initially i was getting a problem with a via64 driver (cant remember the exact one) and used a bartpe boot cd to remove it from the registry and now im just getting the 07b error. I really dont want to have to reinstall the os from scratch if i can avoid it. I have googled this error and tried a number of different things. I have tried changing the ahci/ide settings in the bios and no difference. With this error everything seems to point to sata drivers. I have also tried logging the boot but the last thing to load is udfs.sys which doesnt seem to help me. I used the paragon cd and tried to load drivers from my motherboard cd but that didnt pick anything up to load in. I am happy to edit the registry if there are some additional settings i need to fix but not sure what to delete. Is it possible to load a fresh windows 7 install then copy over the software registry file? Im guessing not.

I could just pop the old equipment back in again to see if it will boot up

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Many Thanks
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13 Mar 2012   #202
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dlargeit View Post
I run a sysprep (didnt do an image backup as lacked space - dam!) and the process ran fine. Swapped over hardware now im stuck on booting as im getting the 07b blue screen every time. I have even tried paragon recovery cd and that hasnt helped. Initially i was getting a problem with a via64 driver (cant remember the exact one) and used a bartpe boot cd to remove it from the registry and now im just getting the 07b error. I really dont want to have to reinstall the os from scratch if i can avoid it. I have googled this error and tried a number of different things. I have tried changing the ahci/ide settings in the bios and no difference. With this error everything seems to point to sata drivers. I have also tried logging the boot but the last thing to load is udfs.sys which doesnt seem to help me. I used the paragon cd and tried to load drivers from my motherboard cd but that didnt pick anything up to load in. I am happy to edit the registry if there are some additional settings i need to fix but not sure what to delete. Is it possible to load a fresh windows 7 install then copy over the software registry file? Im guessing not.

I could just pop the old equipment back in again to see if it will boot up

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Many Thanks
I assume it's a sata drive, is that correct? What where the sata settings in previous bios and what are they now in bios (AHCI/IDE/RAID).

Did you sysprep without any problems? If so, it should work and no via64 error (whatever that is) should occur
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13 Mar 2012   #203
dlargeit

windows 7 64 ultimate
 
 

yes it is a sata3 drive. im sure it wasnt ahci and was ide - but i have tried both settings in the bios. Im sure the sysprep worked fine - i checked the log file and it says it was successful, but that said I dont know why it was looking for the via64 driver if it had been successful. This driver was for a via sata pci card I had installed on the old system so makes me think the sysprep didnt work....
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13 Mar 2012   #204
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dlargeit View Post
yes it is a sata3 drive. im sure it wasnt ahci and was ide - but i have tried both settings in the bios. Im sure the sysprep worked fine - i checked the log file and it says it was successful, but that said I dont know why it was looking for the via64 driver if it had been successful. This driver was for a via sata pci card I had installed on the old system so makes me think the sysprep didnt work....
sysprep didn't go well I think.
As you did delete vidia64 (I think nvidia IDE or something like that) in registry, the system does not have ide and sata drivers I suppose. hopefully it does boot in old hardware, otherwise rollvack the things you did with bartpe.

Try to boot your system with the old hardware, hopefully this works. Uninstall all SATA drivers in "device manager". Uninstall all IDE drivers as well. Now shutdown and power off. Now put disk in new hardware. Set SATA to IDE first, because that was also the setting in old bios.
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13 Mar 2012   #205
dlargeit

windows 7 64 ultimate
 
 

Right I tried rolling things back no go so put old equipment back and had same error. Then copied hive files back and still same problem. Then used last known configuration and it booted but then got the message can't complete setup. Anyhow managed to get back by editing the registry to cancel the setup so now I can boot ok. Tried running sysprep again but fails I think because I have tried too many times. Hmmmm
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13 Mar 2012   #206
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dlargeit View Post
Right I tried rolling things back no go so put old equipment back and had same error. Then copied hive files back and still same problem. Then used last known configuration and it booted but then got the message can't complete setup. Anyhow managed to get back by editing the registry to cancel the setup so now I can boot ok. Tried running sysprep again but fails I think because I have tried too many times. Hmmmm
Uninstall all SATA drivers in "device manager". Uninstall all IDE drivers as well. Now shutdown and power off. Now put disk in new hardware. Set SATA to IDE first, because that was also the setting in old bios. So don't sysprep

Or set registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\SoftwareProtectionPlatform\SkipRearm to value 1 instead of 0. Then sysprep should work again
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14 Mar 2012   #207
dlargeit

windows 7 64 ultimate
 
 

Ok i followed your instructions - uninstalled sata drivers and also modified the registry key. Run sysprep again and it failed due to a msdtc error. this was probably due to me changing that file to allow me to concurrently logon. Anyway uninstalled and reinstalled msdtc and sysprep worked. I then swapped hardware and had the same viamrx64.sys error as before. I think this file is something to do with me trying to connect my xbox to my pc's via sata ports, i remember having problems installing this in the first place. Anyway restarted pc - selected last known config and then it booted past this but failed on trying to set up. I then did the shift F10 trick to get to cmd prompt- went into registry and modified the sysprep settings, cleared CmdLine, set oobeinprogress, setupPhase, SetupType, SystemSetupInProgress all to "0" - rebooted and all working now.

Many Thanks for all your help

Dlargeit
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14 Mar 2012   #208
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Since you knew viamrx64 could give you problems you should have uninstalled it prior to doing sysprep. Actually you better uninstall all special software and drivers related to your old hardware. After that run sysprep.
Although.... after sysprep... first boot automatically performs a hardware discovery so you did it right

sata, ide, raid are the most imported things to uninstall! Since these are critical boot drivers

viamrx64.sys - What is the viamrx64.sys from VIA Technologies inc,.ltd? (id:2631821)
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14 Mar 2012   #209
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

you hacked sysprep status.. .don't know status
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