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


02 Jan 2011   #369
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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30 Nov 2012   #370
DAH

Windows 7 64-Bit
 
 

I have recently purchased a motherboard and new CPU so I was going to use this guide to get windows moved over. Followed all the steps and received the fatal error message. I saw your solution for this message and ran sysprep again. The error occured again only taking longer to appear this time. I am not sure if anyone else has experienced this issue since there are 30+ pages of information. I will start reading and hopefully I can find something.

Dean

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02 Dec 2012   #371
weedoo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Wow

Thank you so much !!!
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02 Dec 2012   #372
weedoo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Thanks !!!!

@xxxwea, thank you so much
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03 Dec 2012   #373
Dinwiddie

Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GFdS View Post
Impossible executing sysprep in a computer upgraded to a new Window's version. It is only possible in a personalized (clean) version of Windows.
Solved, I deleted the registry's key called "upgrade" o
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\system\setup
I wish I'd skipped to the end of this thread yesterday. I never thought to look for a registry entry.
I am running an OEM Windows 7 64bit, but did a 'repair' reinstall about a year ago . I am guessing the reason for this is you have also done a 'repair' reinstall of Windows 7 in the past ?
I would like to have done the sysprep, just to get things a bit cleaner, but -

I still managed to get my Intel HD4000 graphics fully operational. It took a while to stumble through it, but I'll try to get the order of events correct.
-After imaging my old Windows 7 (AMD machine) I did a very thorough uninstall of all drivers and as much cleaning as possible, before moving the new drive to my new machine.
-I moved the SSD to the new machine and installed all the new drivers and left the ATI graphics drivers (HD7970) till last (old was Nvidia),
-Then as expected (because I'd been there before) the Intel HD4000 had a Code 12. Booting with BIOS set to Integrated graphics I reinstalled the Intel HD graphics drivers again. After another re-boot this allowed the Resources tab to display the conflicting I/O (10000-1FFFF).

- There are a lot of posts that mention the AMD 3GIO filter so I uninstalled that - no benefit.
The Fix :
-There was also talk of AMD PCI bus (didn't write down the whole term) in System Devices . I had nothing AMD/ATI in System Devices but clicked on the tab for PCI bus and found a conflicting I/O in the Resources tab.
No, it was not the same I/O number as the one in Intel graphics. The note pointed to - ACPI x64-based PC -
I decided to try an update of the driver anyway.
-In the - "Let me pick...my computer" I found both the AMD 3GIO filter and an Intel PCI bus driver.
I selected the Intel PCI bus driver and hey presto. I have a fully functional Intel HD4000 graphics.

-Oddly the conflicting I/O in the PCI bus is still there, but the conflicting I/O in the Intel HD graphics is gone.
I assume the AMD 3GIO filter is part of Windows as it re-installs automatically after re-boot as well (off line).

btw - I had no issue with booting into Windows with either of the two system images I have done
using OEM Windows 7 HP 64bit. Re-activation was done on line as well.
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07 Dec 2012   #374
Eugentshkurti

Windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

Help ???


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19 Dec 2012   #375
CheshireCat289

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Kari,

Does this work when changing chipsets, say P45 to a Z77 or X79?

Thanks,
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19 Dec 2012   #376
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Hi Cat, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Honestly, I have never tested. But why not, it should work, for basically changing the chipset is as if the MoBo was changed.
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19 Dec 2012   #377
CheshireCat289

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for the reply. I am just trying to minimize headache when upgrading my core 2 quad. It looks like if I save MY DOCUMENTS and settings in a seperate folder it should be all set up without issues.

Thanks again. I am bookmarking this tutorial for sure.
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01 Jan 2013   #378
burko01

win 7 ult 32bit
 
 
Thank you Kari and xxxwea :)!!!

Wishing you both, Happy and Healthy New 2013 !

Never before I accomplished transferring hard drive with existing OS into a new computer;

I'm just a computer enthusiast and a family IT guy in the end - until I found your tutorial, which

worked flawlessly - at this point enormous gratitude to xxxwea and his 2 cents; without it wouldn't have

a clue how to proceed ...!

Thanks guys once again and all the best to all the curios who'll read this post some day and find it reassuring !
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01 Jan 2013   #379
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

It is always nice to hear about success! Thank you for sharing.

Kari
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