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Windows 7: Win7 OEM disk new HD install. What do I need?

01 Sep 2010   #21
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Well I got the new HD installed.
No problem Bios recognizing or with W7 install on new HD.... but it will not restore the saved system image from the old HD on to the new HD.
It goes thru the process through image restore and says it was sucessful.
System reboots itself and comes back to the CD installed Win7 on the new disc.
So I reinstall everything from scratch.
Mike


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01 Sep 2010   #22
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

If it completes reimaging and won't start up, then you may need to run Startup REpair from CD up to 3 separate times with reboots to write the MBR to the System Partition.

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
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01 Sep 2010   #23
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
Well I got the new HD installed.
No problem Bios recognizing or with W7 install on new HD.... but it will not restore the saved system image from the old HD on to the new HD.
It goes thru the process through image restore and says it was sucessful.
System reboots itself and comes back to the CD installed Win7 on the new disc.
So I reinstall everything from scratch.
Mike

Are you taking the Disc out of the CD/DVD drive when you reboot to the restored image?
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01 Sep 2010   #24
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Yes.
Win 7 is installed so it is out before trying to restore the image.
If not it just reboots to the CD and wants to install Win7 again.
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01 Sep 2010   #25
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

I'm crazy & confused ???


Did you install win7 to the new HD with the DVD before you tried to do the Image restore?
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01 Sep 2010   #26
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Yes.
So I installed that was the only choice.
The choices on "install or repair screen" it either went to install if you choose that or a screen requesting repair. No restore or recovery, memory test or anything.. There was only one choice if you made that selection.
The screen I just found on this page did not appear when I put the Win7 CD in.
I just found this a couple of minutes ago.

METHOD TWO
System Recovery Options

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01 Sep 2010   #27
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
Yes.
So I installed that was the only choice.
I tried the "install or repair screen" it either went to install if you choose that or a screen requesting repair no restore or recovery. There was only one choice if you made that selection.
The screen I just found on this page did not appear when I put the Win7 CD in.
I just found this a couple of minutes ago.

METHOD TWO
System Recovery Options

That should step you thru the process to locate the image backup on the other HD.
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01 Sep 2010   #28
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

That screen never came up on the CD.

Can I try it again with the CD?

I won't click install again. LOL

I'll just close it if it doesn't show.
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01 Sep 2010   #29
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

Where did you get the CD from?

So you don't get this screen when you boot from Windows 7 DVD?


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01 Sep 2010   #30
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

That should be availble in adavanced options for repair/restore if you boot the computer from the DVD.
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