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Windows 7: HDD (help)

05 Apr 2011   #1
ciarannll

windows 7 86x
 
 
HDD (help)

i recently thoght i should get a new computer so i decided to move my hard drive from my last computer to my new one, but i cant boot my OS from my orginal hard drive which is windows 7 but it loads untill the windows logo appeares then crashes at the same point everytime so im stuck using my new hard drive but the problem is that my last hard drive had all my data on which i need to recover, so how would i get this data or evenn better get my old hardrive working again


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05 Apr 2011   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

You have a new computer with a new hard drive.

Do you want the old hard drive to be the boot drive on the new computer?

Or do you just want to get your data off the old hard drive and use the new hard drive as the boot drive in the new computer?
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05 Apr 2011   #3
ciarannll

windows 7 86x
 
 

- Yes

- Yes i want the old hard drive to be the boot drive
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05 Apr 2011   #4
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

You would probably have to install Windows onto the new hard drive. Do you have a Windows install disc?

I'd just transfer my data to the new hard drive and use the new hard drive as the boot disk, but it's your choice.
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05 Apr 2011   #5
ciarannll

windows 7 86x
 
 

my new hard drive doesnt have enough space and my windows 7 disk is damaged
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05 Apr 2011   #6
ciarannll

windows 7 86x
 
 

although i do have an external HDD but i need to copy absolutly everything execept the Main OS files, since i need my history etc and prefreses for programs. and windows 7 doesnt like my using copy and paste for all these files . what would u recommend for copying my files over ??
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06 Apr 2011   #7
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Try Microsoft sync toy. You tell it which folders to copy from and a folder to copy to and pusk run. It will copy them. If you set it up right it is also a good backup tool, I use it to backup user folder and set it to echo.
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