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Windows 7: problem with w7 after copying it to other hdd

04 Feb 2010   #1
koeni

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problem with w7 after copying it to other hdd

I recently bought a new pc and gave my old to my dad,he installed his hdd in this pc and ofc the xp pro didnt work.We installed windows 7 on that hdd and it worked fine.Later he wanted to add a new xp to that HDD,when we did that the dualboot showed the old and new xp pro and the w7 was now in a logical partition,so not bootable anymore. So i used partitionmaster to copy it to a primary partition on a second HDD.After running the repairtool from the w7 disk it was running fine again.The logical partition on the first HDD with w7 on it was full, so he wanted to format that one.After formatting it and deleting the partition the windows 7 on the second HDD didnt work anymore.It starts up and than says its building the desktop.after ctr alt delete there is a menum to choose from ,with change user,taskmanager etc.If i click taskmanager there is a message saying that it is an illegal copy,withch is not true ofc.Is there a solution to solve this problem?


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04 Feb 2010   #2
theog

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Reformat both HD's, & use this tutorial:

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP
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04 Feb 2010   #3
gregrocker

 

Next time ask here beforehand and you'll avoid all of these problems. We help add, extract, copy, clone, move Dual Boots all the time. There are steps that need to be followed after we see your Disk Management screenshot.
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04 Feb 2010   #4
koeni

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Thanks for the replys ,i surely ask first next time when i try something.But how is it possible that when i delete the w7 in the logical partition on HDD1, the exact copy from that partition on a primary active partition on the second HDD doesnt work after that deletion?Is it missing a path to the keycode?And if so can i recreate that path?
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04 Feb 2010   #5
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by koeni View Post
Thanks for the replys ,i surely ask first next time when i try something.But how is it possible that when i delete the w7 in the logical partition on HDD1, the exact copy from that partition on a primary active partition on the second HDD doesnt work after that deletion?Is it missing a path to the keycode?And if so can i recreate that path?
Easy way or Hard way.

Easy way clean install.
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04 Feb 2010   #6
koeni

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and the hard way is?
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