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Windows 7: Make Windows 7 bootable after motherboard swap

29 Aug 2013   #10
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Biohazard326 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
  1. Uninstall Device and Device Driver for devices no longer attached to system.
  2. Install all of your device drivers, then Windows Updates.
  3. Refresh your Windows Experience Index (WEI) score.
  4. When done, all you will need to do is to activate Windows 7.
Are you very sure step 4 wasn't needed??
Step 1 wasn't needed as well?? If so... I think the p2p adjust OS procedure replaced the graphics driver with "standard vga driver". Afterwards you or windows plug and play did install the correct gpu-driver. Correct?

I need that info to update my tutorial


No, i actually did step #1 and stripped the drivers, the p2p did adjust the driver to a generic which filled itself in once Windows booted. All in all, other than two or three non-standard devices, W7 installed *ALL* the drivers itself without any problems. #4 I did not have to do, but that may just be a fluke.

By the way...on chance I tested it on Vista (yes, yes, laugh all you want) and it did the same results in almost twice the amount of time. I had a spare IBM/Lenovo laptop and swapped the Vista drive to a Dell, ran the program, voila....works fine (these were just laptops I repaired/restored to sell, so no harm, no foul).
I need that info to update my tutorial[/QUOTE]
Sorry to ask you again...

Did you do step #1 before or after swapping harddisk to other hardware?


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29 Aug 2013   #11
Biohazard326

Windows 7 x64 bit
 
 

After, and psh, its no problem, ask anything you want/need.
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29 Aug 2013   #12
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Biohazard326 View Post
After, and psh, its no problem, ask anything you want/need.
So you didn't deinstall any drivers before swapping hard drive. After running p2p adjust os... it uninstalled all driver stuff no longer needed.

New drivers were installed automatically (the ones win7 has out of the box) during first reboot after p2p adjust OS.

Correct?

Or did you manually uninstall old GPU driver, network card driver and so on?
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29 Aug 2013   #13
Biohazard326

Windows 7 x64 bit
 
 

Nope, I just had cloned my drive (cause I didn't think this would work). And yup, it uninstalled all the stuff I didn't need. New drivers were installed first and second reboots. The umm....sata drivers basically forced me into the first reboot. Wasn't a huge deal cause I actually expected that since I went from a so-so motherboard to a full blown out motherboard with everything and the kitchen sink. And nope, I didn't manually uninstall anything. Just let the program run its course.
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29 Aug 2013   #14
Kaktussoft

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  1. Uninstall Device and Device Driver for devices no longer attached to system. Uninstall associated software as well.
So "Uninstall associated software ". I think you forgot(?)

Only thing p2p adjust OS did was: "replace sata driver with standard generic one". You could have done that yourself manually before cloning.
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29 Aug 2013   #15
Biohazard326

Windows 7 x64 bit
 
 

Actually, I couldn't. The drive I cloned had fallen into a RAW data state. Knowing that I had customer's drives do that before, the solution I remembered was to simply clone the drive to make it sort itself back out. So until I had cloned it, I didn't have access to the drive to uninstall any drivers. And by then I already had the new HD in another computer (the i7 gave me a clone time almost 1/4th the time as the old computer).
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14 Sep 2013   #16
gregrocker

 

How long can you keep that dropbox link up? Please be mindful that the tutorial depends upon it since Paragon doesn't have this freeware available right now.

I also have it up on my Skydrive but would rather link the tutorial going forward,so want to make sure you plan to preserve the link.

Good work.
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16 Sep 2013   #17
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
How long can you keep that dropbox link up? Please be mindful that the tutorial depends upon it since Paragon doesn't have this freeware available right now.

I also have it up on my Skydrive but would rather link the tutorial going forward,so want to make sure you plan to preserve the link.

Good work.
I plan to keep the link forever
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27 Sep 2013   #18
Ccasarguedas

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64 Bits
 
 

This is awesome. Once I wondered if that could ever be possible. Thank you for the very informative tutorials and useful tools.I'll keep this for a future win7 installation.
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28 Sep 2013   #19
redfang337

Linux Mint 15 "Olivia" x32
 
 

nice, I've had a few times where this could have been helpful, I'll see what I can do to integrate it into my Grub4DOS menu on my flashdrive, then It'll always be on hand (I mean, 154MB ain't bad at all)
grr, what a disapointment, Will still use tho, I'll just have to burn the disk
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