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

01 Sep 2010   #31
Hopalong X

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

Well I'll boot from the CD and try it.

The CD is mine. Bought it on line. Legal OEM Pro version.
Same machine just swapping primary drives.

Will look for advanced.
I probably missed it.

Thanks I'll go see what I find.
Check back later.
Mike


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01 Sep 2010   #32
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

Check my last post, I posted image of what the option first looks like
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01 Sep 2010   #33
Hopalong X

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

That screen but only install button appeared in the middle of screen.
Nothing at the bottom that I remember.....but it might be there.
I'll check it out now.
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01 Sep 2010   #34
DocBrown

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

Ok, I just booted the other computer from install DVD.

Windows 7
Install now >

What to know before installing Windows

Repair your computer




Choose the Repair your computer

then choose Restore your computer using a system image that you created earlier. NEXT >

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01 Sep 2010   #35
Hopalong X

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

Thanks for the help Doc and eldinv.

I tried it from the Win7 install CD it wrote restore image back to the original HD.

Tried the repair CD where you can do restore repair mem test etc.
It wrote the image back to the original HD also.
There is no option to chose which drive or where but one.

There is an option that pops up to search for installed Win7 but it only finds the one copy on the old HD.
The repair CD after trying the image restore booted me back into the old HD Win7 where I am now.
That wasn't even an option in the bios earlier.

Going to try something else.
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01 Sep 2010   #36
DocBrown

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

New HD needs to be primary HD, if sata, the cable needs to be connected to the MB on SATA0 (zero) connector. Old HD needs to be secondary HD on system. If IDE HD's, needs to set jumpers for Master (New) & Slave (Old) HD's .

I'll be back in about 1 hour


Update: I think I found your MB on NewEgg. I looks like your 1st SATA Drive is connector SATA1, That should be where you connect the NEW Sata HD.
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01 Sep 2010   #37
Hopalong X

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

Thanks guys.
It just isn't working.
I even made a new image onto the new drive from the old.
It still only sees the image on the old and wants to restore it to the old.
I tried the Win7 CD as "eldinv" pointed out and the sytem repair disk as in the tutrial I mentioned earlier.
I even tried unplugging the old HD data and power connectors and install image.
BAH!

I'm just going to reload everything on the new one.
I started on the HD install at 10am this morning.

Thanks again for all the effort.
Greatly appreciated.
Mike
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01 Sep 2010   #38
DocBrown

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I believe you need a primary formatted partition for it to be detected as a drive.

You can easily convert the partition you made to Primary by rightclicking with Partition Wizard>Modify>Convert Partition to Primary, OK, Apply.

Just reread this whole thread. Did you do what Greg said here about the image partition being primary ?
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01 Sep 2010   #39
Hopalong X

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

It is primary.

The new image would never come up as Dynamic disk like the original image. That is probably why it isn't being recognized as a system image.

I quit for now. I've been at this for 12 hours now.
I have patience if not I would have killed it already.

Thank you gentlemen for all your assistance.
Mike
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01 Sep 2010   #40
gregrocker

 

So you have the target HD plugged in with unallocated space (not a partition),

have booted the Win7 DVD REpair console or REpair CD and chosen "Recover Using an Image,"

can browse to the image on the old HD which you KNOW is the old HD because there is another image there?

But it won't find the image you want to use on the same old HD? which you have placed in the same Primary partition?

Correct?

The problem may be that if you have two WindowsImageBackup files in the same root of the drive, it may not see the one you want. Plus they have to be named exactly that for the imaging app to detect them.

Try replacing the old image with the new one since you already know the old one is detected.
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