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


02 Jan 2011   #279
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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18 May 2012   #280
ahmed3fouad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64,
 
 

how to restore image file ( after method 2 ) to new computer
Waiting your answer with photo if it's available


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18 May 2012   #281
Feodar

windows 7 home premium 64
 
 

Hi Kari,
Great tutorial but i had a few questions before i dive into this.
I'm building a totally new Computer but want to keep my software as is by moving my HDD with windows onto my new system.
First, will this work for a totally new build and more importantly will my software (installed games) continue to function fully?
I really do not want to do a clean install of windows since getting my software back up to date especially games will take days.

my first time ever posting so i hope i got it right
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18 May 2012   #282
Victor S

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ahmed3fouad View Post
how to restore image file ( after method 2 ) to new computer
Waiting your answer with photo if it's available
Method 2 has the steps to restore the image file.
So it's hard to understand where you're at in the process.
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19 May 2012   #283
ahmed3fouad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64,
 
 

After run System Preparation Tool in windows 7 . it didn't complete
Error : A fatal error occurred while trying to sysprep the machine

What do i do ?
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19 May 2012   #284
Victor S

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ahmed3fouad View Post
After run System Preparation Tool in windows 7 . it didn't complete
Error : A fatal error occurred while trying to sysprep the machine

What do i do ?
Provide more info.
Does Windows 7 still work on the computer?
What was the fatal error?
I probably can't help much here. Just don't have the time now.
But there are experts here who will, if you provide the info.
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19 May 2012   #285
Paulinafrica

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Hello Everybody & in particular Kari for such an outstanding tutorial, I am busy replacing my Motherboard and I have decided to try the Sysprep method, unfortunately I am encountering a 'fatal error' when running Sysprep - not the WMPNetworkSvc error, although it may be related? The error that I am getting is:

Code:
2012-05-19 16:07:19, Error      [0x0f0082] SYSPRP LaunchDll:Failure occurred while executing 'C:\Windows\System32\wevtapi.dll,EvtIntSysprepCleanup', returned error code 1717[gle=0x000006b5]
2012-05-19 16:07:19, Error      [0x0f0070] SYSPRP RunExternalDlls:An error occurred while running registry sysprep DLLs, halting sysprep execution. dwRet = 1717[gle=0x000006b5]
2012-05-19 16:07:19, Error      [0x0f00a8] SYSPRP WinMain:Hit failure while processing sysprep cleanup providers; hr = 0x800706b5[gle=0x000006b5]
I'm assuming that wevtapi.dll is the guilty party in this case? I'm unsure as to what process/service to stop to allow Sysprep to run successfully, any advice will be appreciated
Cheers
Paul
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19 May 2012   #286
Victor S

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Tough one Paul. I looked around, as you probably did, found the same problem, but no real answer.
The only solution I saw was a reinstall, entirely against your purpose.
I can only guess virus. Hate saying that, but it has to be at least considered.
So you might look into that.
Could be permissions, of which I know little. I just use admin for everything I do.
As far as stopping services, that DLL is used by a number of them, some which will stop your machine if you stop them.
Good luck. Solving this will make you a hero.
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20 May 2012   #287
Paulinafrica

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Hello Victor S, thanks for your time & effort on my behalf, I'm fairly certain - or as certain as one can be - that it's not a virus, but you never know, I will re-scan with various tools to at least nullify that theory.
Failing that, I may have to try the manual method as proposed by Kaktussoft - who I know is out of favour at the moment - by removing all current MB drivers including discrete graphics drivers/software, deactivating certain software like Adobe Acrobat, MS Office etc., replacing the new MB, rebooting and let Win 7 do its thing, then installing all the new drivers for the new MB from the CD, I'm not overly confident with this method, particularly as we are talking about different chipsets - H55 replacing P55 - but there does seem to be enough anecdotal evidence that this method works OK.
Cheers
Paul
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02 Jun 2012   #288
phdzor

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hello, im going to buy new computer but keep my ssd disc with windows 7 from my old pc which died and i cant make it run again, so my question is, can i do this in new pc somehow, in safe mode or how it is possible to do this.

Thanks
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02 Jun 2012   #289
Victor S

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by phdzor View Post
Hello, im going to buy new computer but keep my ssd disc with windows 7 from my old pc which died and i cant make it run again, so my question is, can i do this in new pc somehow, in safe mode or how it is possible to do this.

Thanks
Sysprep is meant to be used in a running computer from a running system, so it's too late for that.
I don't know of a way of making the Win 7 on your SSD work in a new computer.
And I doubt anybody else does. Wish it wasn't like that, but it is.
If somebody does have a method, they'll pitch in with it, and you can decide if you want to try it.
IMO, your best bet is to reinstall Windows on your new computer.
If you have something important on your SSD, make sure you don't lose it by reinstalling Windows there before you get that data off the SSD.
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