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19 May 2016   #850

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Let us know how it went

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22 May 2016   #851

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Let us know how it went
I didn't use sysprep in the end as there's something wrong with this Windows despite much repair efforts (not asking for help at the moment.) I think I'm looking at needing a clean install. Thanks for you help though, and as my posts aren't related to sysprep perhaps a mod could delete to keep the thread clean. No doubt I'll be back again sometime .
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22 May 2016   #852

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No, let's keep your posts here. You brought up an interesting scenario where you had already replaced the hard disk and wanted to make Windows in old hard disk transferable.
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11 Jun 2016   #853

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Hi thanks for posting this.
Sadly, its gone wrong for me. Sorry if a similar problems has already been solved in the thread, just point me to it if it has.

I syspreped my system to move to a new motherboard. First problem was it was failing on the boot up (preparing) in the new system. I hadn't seen in the thread the solution of booting in safe mode, so I used a command pane solution "oobe>msoobe".

Then, everytime I boot up it takes a very long time on "updating registry entries" (think that's the right wording). When I then log onto my old user I get quite a few missing registry key warnings and windows starts a temp user.

I tried to reinstate the user with a fix by adjusting the prefix in regedit (renaming temp and deleting .bak postfix) but on restart windows just duplicates the temp user and resets the postfix.

Also, the computer renaming exe is not found and in the manage users menu when you click on the run as administrator option for add/remove users nothing happens so I can't add another user. The same happens if I try to run admin to get access to the user's files in the file system.

Is this a common problem with sysprep. Am I going to need to do a repair or is there a fix.

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